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ID: 0100 Intermediate
A foreigner in China soon gets over any initial shyness to talk price after finding out he paid fifteen times the going rate for that “waving Mao” watch. Everything is to be bargained for…everything. So, take a break from talking price to brush up on your skills in this podcast. And remember, if you can do it in Mandarin Chinese, you’ll only pay ten times too much…!
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看上去 kàn shangqu to look; to appear
dài to carry
包括 bāokuò to include
价钱 jiàqian price
zhège suíshēntīng kàn shangqu bùcuò 。tā dài ěrjī ma ?
This Walkman looks good. Does it come with earphones?
bāokuò ěrjī 。jiàqian hélǐ 。zhǐ yào liǎngbǎi měiyuán 。
The earphones are included and the price is reasonable. It's only US$200.
wǒ juéde yǒudiǎn guì 。néng dǎzhé ma ?
That seems a bit expensive to me. Is there any discount?
rúguǒ nǐ yòng xiànjīn mǎi ,wǒ kěyǐ gěi nǐ dǎ jiǔ zhé 。
If you pay in cash I can give you a ten percent discount.
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