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Discussing the Ayi
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ID: 2206 Intermediate
Having a housekeeper or an Ayi (阿姨, āyí) is a luxury that many people in the middle and upper classes in China can afford. It's nice to have someone else do your cooking, cleaning and washing for you, but there are trade-offs. Having someone else do your work for you means that it would always be the way that you like it. If you want, you can get a new Ayi, but that might harder than you think...
Mon Jun 10 2013 | John, Dilu
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|件||jiàn||measure word for clothing worn above the waist|
jiālǐ yǒu língshí ma ？
Are there any snacks in the house?
zěnmele nǐ ，méi chī bǎo ？
What's up? You aren't full?
ng ，āyí zuò de fàn wǒ bùtài xǐhuan 。
Yeah, I don't really like the food that the Ayi makes.
ò 。nǐ kàn kan zhè jiàn yīfu ，yě méi xǐ gānjìng 。
Oh. And look at this piece of clothing, she didn't get it clean either.
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