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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!
Tue Mar 28 2017 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym
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|买不起||mǎi bu qǐ||can't afford|
nǐ kàn ，zhè jiàn yīfu zhēn hǎokàn ！
Look! This item of clothing is beautiful!
sānqiān kuàiqián ，tài guì le ，wǒ mǎi bù qǐ 。
Three thousand dollars! That's way to expensive. I can't afford that.
nǐ kàn kan zhè ge cǎoméi dàngāo ，kàn qǐlái zhēn hǎo chī ！
Take a look at this strawberry cake, it looks delicious!
yī kuài yào sānbǎi kuàiqián ！wǒ chībuqǐ 。
Three hundred dollars for one piece! I can't afford that.
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