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ID: 1262 Pre Intermediate
So you're planning to send some flowers, but roses have been done to death, and you've got some other ideas. But did you know that some flowers are "for old people"? Listen in on today's Mandarin lesson to learn a few more flower names in Chinese, and also get some cultural advice.
Sun Oct 04 2009 | Jenny, John
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|订||dìng||to order; to reserve|
|过生日||guò shēngrì||to have a birthday|
|好||hǎo||good; ok; well; shows completion|
Xiǎojiàn ，nǐ zài wǎngshàng dìng huā a ？
Xiaojian, you're ordering flowers online?
ng4 。wǒ nǚpéngyou kuài guò shēngrì le ，nǐshuō sòng shénme huā hǎo ？
Yup. My girlfriend's birthday is coming up. What flowers do you think I should send?
méigui dàibiǎo àiqíng ，dāngrán sòng méigui le ！méigui jiā bǎihé yě OK 。
Roses represent love. So send roses, of course! Roses with lilies are OK too.
lǎo sòng zhè liǎng yàng yě méi yìsi 。yǒuméiyǒu shénme tèbié de ？
Always sending those two is boring. Isn't there anything special?
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