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I can't buy my size

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ID: 0530 Elementary
Not that anyone's intimating that you've got big feet, a wide girth, or an ample posterior -- but those who have been in China for a while know that the Chinese tend to be a little more "petite" than their western counterparts. In this lesson, learn how to ask for your size in Mandarin Chinese... and to understand the (often) disappointing answer. But don't be dismayed -- there's just that much more of you to love.
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根本 gēnběn simply; completely
因为 yīnwèi because
买得到 mǎidedào to be able to buy
买不到 mǎi bu dào to be unable to buy
哎, 我在中国根本买不到鞋。
āi , wǒ zài Zhōngguó gēnběn mǎi bu dào xié 。
(Sigh.) I simply cannot buy shoes in China.
yīnwèi nǐ de jiǎo tài dà le 。
Your feet certainly are very big.
nǐ zhīdào nǎli mǎidedào dà chǐmǎ de xié ma ?
Do you know where I can buy big sizes?
yùndòng pǐnpái yǒu de mài 。
Some brands of sports shoes sell them.
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