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ID: 0852 Newbie
The Chinese claim to have discovered the key to a long life... eating noodles on your birthday. While they struggle for immortality, you the Newbie can start with a little mortality, and learn how to order some in Mandarin. Your own struggle may have less to do with life and more to do with slippery wetness and chopstick management, but at least you won't starve awaiting your next birthday. Long live the noodle.
Mon Apr 14 2008 | John, Dilu
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xiānsheng ，nǐ xiǎng chī shénme ？
What would you like to eat, sir?
wǒ xiǎng chī miàn 。
I'd like to eat noodles.
hǎo de ，děng yīxià 。
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