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ID: 1679 Intermediate
Many homes have what's called a "mending pile," which is also referred to as "the place where old clothes go to die." In China, though, it's so easy to find someone to mend, patch, and alter all your clothing woes! In this Chinese lesson learn the key words to describe how clothes "go bad," the key verbs for fixing them, and even some key measure words.
Wed May 25 2011 | John, Jenny
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|修||xiū||to mend, to repair|
|件||jiàn||[measure word for pieces of clothing]|
|掉||diào||to fall off|
Wáng shīfu ，wǒ zhèlǐ yǒu yīxiē yīfu ，néng bāng wǒ xiū yīxià ma ？
Mr. Wang, I have some clothes here. Could you fix some things for me?
nǎli ？wǒ kàn kan 。
Where? Let me have a look.
zhè jiàn yīfu diào le liǎng ge kòuzi 。nǐ yǒu yīyàng de kòuzi ma ？bāng wǒ dìng yīxià 。
This one lost two buttons. Do you have the same buttons? Sew some on for me.
wánquán yīyàng de hěn nán zhǎo ，chàbuduō de xíng ma ？
It's hard to find ones that are exactly the same. Is it all right if they're not quite identical?
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