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Fighting over the Bill

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ID: 0664 Intermediate
Due to the bill-snatching prowess of the Chinese, you may find yourself at a disadvantage when it comes to tactical check-paying maneuvers, post-dinner. Listen to this podcast and learn how mobilize for the battle of the tab, in Mandarin. Of course, that being said, we all know we’re glad they’re paying--but you've got to at least put up the appearance of a good fight.
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吃撑 chīchēng stuffed
买单 mǎidān to get the restaurant bill
道理 dàolǐ reasoning
打折 dǎzhé discount
ā !chī de zhēn bǎo 。jīntiān de cài zhēn bùcuò 。
Ah, I'm so full. Today's meal was good.
wǒ yě chīchēng le 。āi ,wǒ qù yīxià xǐshǒujiān 。
I'm stuffed too. Um, I'm going to the restroom.
huílai ,huílai !wǒ zhīdào nǐ kěndìng yòu shì qù mǎidān 。juéduì bùxíng !shàngcì shuōhǎo wǒ mǎi de 。
Get back here! I know you've gotta be going to pay the bill again. Absolutely no way! Last time we agreed that I would pay.
kěshì zhècì shì wǒ yuē nǐ de 。nǎyǒu kèren mǎidān de dàolǐ ?
But this time I invited you. How could a guest pay the bill?
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