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I Can't Drink

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ID: 2635 Elementary
Today we learn how to refuse a drink politely and the reason for doing so. While it's important to show face, sometimes you just have to say no. Especially when in this case, he comes out with a rash as soon as alcohol touches his lips.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
qǐng to treat (to a meal etc)
怎么会 zénme huì how can it be
给...面子 gěi...miànzi to give someone face; to be sensitive to the feelings of others
to raise
我请你喝酒。
wǒ qǐng nǐ hējiǔ 。
I'll buy you a drink.
我不能喝酒。
wǒ bù néng hējiǔ 。
I can't drink alcohol.
怎么会不能喝呢?给我面子,喝一杯吧。
zěnme huì bùnéng hē ne ?gěi wǒ miànzi ,hē yī bēi ba 。
What do you mean you can't drink? Just have one to keep me cpmpany.
我会起酒疹,真的不能喝。
wǒ huì qǐ jiǔ zhěn ,zhēnde bùnéng hē 。
I'll get a rash, I really can't drink.
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