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Crazy Expensive Tea!

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ID: 2911 Upper Intermediate
We at ChinesePod love drinking tea, and often make trips to the tea shop to buy the leaves. Tea culture has thousands of years of tradition, and tea leaves can sell in the thousands of dollars. Listen to a dialogue as two friends discuss tea culture and some crazy expensive tea. Photo by rosipaw
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
tuō entrust; to ask someone to do something
品尝 pǐncháng to taste; to try
流通 liútōng to circulate
托您的福 tuōnín de fú to take advantage of your luck
最近新茶上市,我托朋友买了些上好的西湖龙井,要不要品尝一下?
zuìjìn xīn chá shàngshì ,wǒ tuō péngyou mǎi le xiē shànghǎo de xīhú Lóngjǐng ,yào bù yào pǐncháng yīxià ?
A new tea has just come on the market and I asked a friend to buy some top-grade West Lake Dragon Well tea, do you want to taste it?
哇,那怎么好意思,清明前的新茶可得上千块人民币一公斤呢!
wā ,nà zěnme hǎoyìsi ,qīngmíng qián de xīn chá kě dé shàng qiān kuài rénmínbì yī jīn ne !
Wow, how could I accept? A new tea before Tomb Sweeping Festival can cost thousands of renminbi for a kilogram!
小意思小意思,我也就这点爱好,好在老婆也理解,况且这钱也得流通一下才有价值嘛。
xiǎoyìsi xiǎoyìsi ,wǒ yě jiù zhèdiǎnr àihào ,hǎozài lǎopó yě lǐjiě ,kuàngqiě zhè qián yě děi liútōng yīxià cái yǒu jiàzhí ma 。
It's a mere trifle, it's one of my only interests. Luckily my wife understands, especially as it has to circulate a bit before it accumulates value.
哈哈,说的也是啊,那就托您的福,恭敬不如从命咯。
hāhā ,shuō de yě shì ā ,nā jiù tuō nín de fú ,gōngjìng bùrú cóngmìng lo 。
Ha ha, you're not wrong there. Then I'll take advantage of your good luck, deference is no substitute for obedience.
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