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Do You Buy Xmas Gifts?

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ID: 2816 Intermediate
Today we hear a Chinese and British colleague chat about Christmas and how they will celebrate this holiday period. Seems like the Chinese colleague might be going on a date with someone! Have a Merry Xmas everybody. Listen to the song Fiona was trying to sing. YouTube
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
西方人 xīfāngrén Westerners
过(节) guò to celebrate (a festival)
不同 bùtóng different
chāi to rip (open)
欸!你们西方人怎么过圣诞节?是不是一定要跟家人在一起,还得送每个人礼物?
èi !nǐmen xīfāngrén zěnme guò shèngdànjié ?shìbushì yīdìng yào gēn jiārén zàiyīqǐ ,hái děi sòng měi ge rén lǐwù ?
Ah! How do you Western people spend Christmas? Don't you have to spend it with your family and have to give gifts to everyone?
差不多是这样,不过每个地方还是会有一点儿不同,我们家是一定要回家的,一起吃饭、拆礼物。
chàbuduō shì zhèyàng ,bùguò měige dìfang háishì huì yǒu yīdiǎnr bùtóng ,wǒmen jiā shì yīdìng yào huíjiā de ,yīqǐ chīfàn 、chāi lǐwù 。
More or less, but each place is still a little different. In our family we have to go home, to eat together and open presents.
听起来跟中国人过年很像,一家团圆,吃吃喝喝。
tīng qǐlai gēn Zhōngguórén guònián hěn xiàng ,yī jiā tuányuán ,chīchī hēhē 。
It sounds a lot like Chinese New Year for Chinese people, families getting together to eat and drink.
那你们圣诞节做什么呢?听起来好像都要跟朋友或男女朋友出去玩。
nà nǐmen shèngdànjié zuò shénme ne ?tīng qǐlai hǎoxiàng dōuyào gēn péngyou huò nánnǚpéngyou chūqù wán 。
What do you do on Christmas? It sounds like you go out with your friends or your girlfriend or boyfriend.
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