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ID: 1543 Intermediate
Parting is such sweet sorrow... except when it tastes like beer. In this lesson, a few 'bei's are 'gan'ned as an office throws a farewell dinner for a departing co-worker. But is all the Chinese well-wishing heart-felt, or mere cliche lip service? Listen in to find out.
Tue Nov 16 2010 | Jenny, John
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|干杯||gānbēi||'cheers', 'bottoms up'|
wǒmen xiān gān yī bēi ，zhù Xiǎoníng de wèilái gèng měihǎo ！
First, let's make a toast - to Xiao Ning's future being even brighter!
hǎo ，gānbēi ！
Xiǎoníng ，gōngxǐ nǐ ！nǐ de xīn shēnghuó jiùyào kāishǐ le ！
Xiao Ning, congratulations! Your new life is about to begin!
xièxie xièxie ！qíshí wǒ tǐng shěbude líkāi gōngsī de ，yóuqí shì nǐmen 。
Thanks, thanks! Actually, I'm finding it quite hard to leave the company - especially you guys.
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