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ID: 0843 Intermediate
Take a ride with ChinesePod on the Freeway of Love to Detroit, Michigan. We get to Motown, the Motor City, the 3-1-3. Though we're slightly apprehensive due to drive-by shooting cliches, we hang in there practicing our tones to stay calm as we drive though Greek Town and past Joe Louis' arm. Now, you may be on Nanjing Road or 8-Mile Road. Either way, this is the lesson for you. Learn in Mandarin about a place far, far away from your dumplings and rice... Detroit.
Sun Apr 06 2008 | Jenny , John
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|搬走||bānzǒu||to move away|
Dǐtèlǜ shì bu shì hěn pò ？
Is Detroit really run down?
zénme huì ？tā kě shì Měiguó de qìchē chéng ，dà de chē chǎng dōu zài nàr5 。
How could that be? It is America's automobile manufacturing center. The big factories are all there.
nà shì yǐqián 。xiànzài hǎo duō chē chǎng dōu bānzǒu le 。suǒyǐ hǎo duō rén shīyè 。
That was before. Now a lot of automobile factories have moved. So a lot of people there are unemployed.
nǐ duì Dǐtèlǜ yǒu piānjiàn ba ？
You're a little prejudiced against Detroit, aren't you?
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