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ID: 1987 Intermediate
You may have heard that China has different standards regarding dining etiquette, and what is considered impolite to do at the table in your country may not be so in China. But what if a guy in a noodle shop is totally getting his slurp on, loudly sucking down a bowl of noodles? Might that be enough to unsettle those members of the Chinese population with more delicate sensibilities? Find out in this lesson.
Mon Jul 30 2012 | John, Dilu
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|to be unable to eat
|yī ... jiù ...
|as soon as...
zěnme bù chī le ？
Why aren’t you eating?
wǒ chībuxià 。
I don’t feel like eating.
nǐ bùshì zuì xǐhuan chī miàntiáo ma ？
Aren’t noodles your favorite?
pángbiān nà ge rén chī miàntiáo shēngyīn tài dà le ，yī tīng wǒ jiù méi shíyù le 。
That person eating next to us is eating his noodles really loudly. As soon as I hear him I lose my appetite.
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