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Giving Instructions to the Ayi

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ID: 1503 Intermediate
The middle-class Chinese custom of having an "ayi" (housekeeper) is one that most foreigners can get on board with right away. With the domestic assistance, however, can come language difficulties. In this lesson, learn some of the most importance Mandarin words relating to cleaning the home.
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阿姨 āyí auntie
打扫 dǎsǎo to clean up
卫生 wèishēng hygiene
吸尘器 xīchénqì vacuum
āyí ,wǒmen wǎnshang xiǎng chī zhè jǐ ge cài 。
Auntie, tonight we'd like to eat these couple of dishes.
hǎo de 。wǒ zuò hǎo fàng zài zhuō shàng ,nǐmen huíjiā jiù kěyǐ chī le 。
OK. When I'm finished, I'll put them on the table. You can eat them when you come home.
ng4 。duìle ,dǎsǎo wèishēng de shíhou yòng xīchénqì bǎ dìtǎn hǎohāo xī xi 。
OK. That's right, when you clean up, use the vacuum and really get the dust out of the rug.
zuótiān xī guo le 。
I vacuumed it yesterday.
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