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ID: 0271 Upper Intermediate
For Ken, it’s those tiny little sock hangers. For Jenny it’s losing that great head of hair. We all have phobias…ours is that you won’t learn enough Mandarin (ahem - on your terms) to talk about them. Let’s fix that. In this podcast, learn about some common, and some not-so-common phobias, in Mandarin Chinese. Now, we want you to focus on that object directly in front of you. Allow your entire body to melt into the chair. Now, sleeeeeeeepppppppp…..
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to be afraid of
恐惧 kǒngjù to fear
难免 nánmiǎn to be hard to avoid
恐高症 kǒnggāozhèng acrophobia
wǒmen zhōumò qù yóuyǒng ba !
Let’s go swimming this weekend!
wǒ bùhuì yóuyǒng ,lǎoshí shuō wǒ yǒudiǎn pà shuǐ 。
I can’t swim. To tell the truth, I’m a little bit afraid of the water.
á ,nǐ zhème dà le ,jūrán pà shuǐ ?
What? You’re this old, and scared of the water?
nǐ bié xiào wǒ 。wǒ shì zhēnde duì shuǐ kǒngjù 。měigerén nánmiǎn dōu yǒu zìjǐ hàipà de dōngxi 。nǐ kěndìng yě yǒu 。
Don’t laugh at me. I really have a phobia of water. Everyone has a fear of something. You must be afraid of something too.
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