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Is Buying Better Than Renting?

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ID: 4019 Intermediate
Is renting better than buying, or buying better than renting? Listen as two friends discuss a potential new flat, and discuss the possibility of getting a realtor/estate agent in to help them.
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广告 guǎnggào advertisement
听说 tīngshuō to have heard
既然 jìrán since
不如 bùrú not as good as
nǐ zài kàn fángdìchǎn guǎnggào ā ?xiǎng mǎifáng ma ?
Are you looking at property ads? Do you want to buy a house?
tīngshuō xiànzài fángzi bǐjiào piányi ,jìrán wǒ yào zài zhèlǐ gōngzuò ,zū bùrú mǎi 。
I've heard that houses are comparatively cheap, so since I have to work here, I thought that buying would be better than renting.
fángzi zhēnde bǐjiào piányi le ma ?
Are houses really comparatively cheap?
wǒ cái gāng kāishǐ kàn ,bù juéde piányi duōshao 。
I've only just started to look, I don't think they're that much cheaper.
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