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I Can't Afford Cake

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ID: 3053 Pre Intermediate
In this lesson we look at the important phrase, "I can't afford it" (买不起 mǎi bù qǐ). In today's dialogue, two friends are walking around an expensive department store, complaining that everything is so expensive, and that they cannot afford to buy anything, even the cake!
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
衣服 yīfu clothing
买不起 mǎi bu qǐ can't afford
草莓 cǎoméi strawberry
蛋糕 dàngāo cake
你看,这件衣服真好看!
nǐ kàn ,zhè jiàn yīfu zhēn hǎokàn !
Look! This item of clothing is beautiful!
三千块钱,太贵了,我买不起。
sānqiān kuàiqián ,tài guì le ,wǒ mǎi bù qǐ 。
Three thousand dollars! That's way to expensive. I can't afford that.
你看看这个草莓蛋糕,看起来真好吃!
nǐ kàn kan zhè ge cǎoméi dàngāo ,kàn qǐlái zhēn hǎo chī !
Take a look at this strawberry cake, it looks delicious!
一块要三百块钱!我吃不起。
yī kuài yào sānbǎi kuàiqián !wǒ chībuqǐ 。
Three hundred dollars for one piece! I can't afford that.
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