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ID: 1232 Upper Intermediate
In today's terrifying Chinese lesson, you'll learn about a timely topic: dinosaurs! These fearsome lizards make a great topic of conversation in Chinese. In today's podcast, learn how to use Mandarin to talk about the great beasts who ruled the earth for millennia.
Mon Aug 24 2009 | Jenny, John
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|to visit; to take a tour of
Fēng jiàoshòu ，wǒmen de shíguāng chuānsuōjī chénggōng le ！
Professor Feng, our time machine is a success!
shì a ，Xiǎoxià ，wǒmen láidào le zhūluójì shíqī ！wǒmen néng qīnyǎn kànjian kǒnglóng le ！
Yes, Xiao Xia, we’ve arrived in the Jurassic era. We can see dinosaurs with our own eyes!
kěshì Fēng jiàoshòu ，zhèr hǎoxiàng méiyǒu kǒnglóng 。
But there don’t seem to be any dinosaurs here, Professor Feng.
nǐ yǐwéi zhè shì dòngwùyuán a ？suíbiàn ràng nǐ cānguān ？wǒmen yào qù kǒnglóng chūmò de dìfang cái xíng 。zǒu ba ！
Did you think this was a zoo, where you could just casually visit and observe? We need to go to the places where dinosaurs hang around. Come on!
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