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It's Time You Got a Smartphone
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ID: 2061 Intermediate
Smartphones are a way of life for many in China. On the subway in China's most developed cities, these machines are glued to the hands of countless riders. However, like everywhere else, some folks have been slower to jump on the bandwagon. In this lesson, two friends talk about one of them getting a smartphone for the first time.
Fri Nov 09 2012 | John, Dilu
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|破||pò||old, broken, worn out|
|死机||sǐjī||to crash, freeze (computer)|
āi ！zhè ge pò shǒujī ，yòu sǐjī le ！
Man! This crappy cell phone... it's crashed again!
Xiǎo Yè ，nǐ tài out le ，dōu shénme niándài le ，hái zài yòng zhè zhǒng shǒujī 。
Xiao Ye, you're way out of the loop. What decade are you living in? You're still using this kind of cell phone!
shǒujī ma ，néng dǎ diànhuà ，fā duǎnxìn jiù xíng le 。bùguò wǒ shì xiǎng huàn yī gè le 。
Cell phones... being able to make calls and send text messages is enough. But I do want to get a new one.
nà wǒ jiànyì nǐ mǎi iPhone wǔ 。jīnnián zuì huǒ de zhìnéng shǒujī 。
Then I suggest you buy an iPhone5, this year's hottest smartphone.
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