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Please Speak Chinese

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ID: 0556 Newbie
You've just stepped out from the office when a frenzied pack of language students senses your presence and rushes over with English greetings. We've all been there and know this is one of those things about China that can be both sweet as well as incredibly frustrating. How you deal with it is your call. But since pretending you're from Xinjiang isn't always an option, it's useful to have a few tricks up your sleeve for steering conversations back to Mandarin. This podcast covers the easiest way: asking them to speak Chinese.
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Detailed Vocabulary
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qǐng please
shuō to speak
中文 Zhōngwén Chinese
xiǎng would like to
nǐhǎo 。
Hello. What do you...
qǐng shuō Zhōngwén 。wǒ xiǎng xuéxí Zhōngwén 。
Please speak Chinese. I want to learn Chinese.
ō ,hǎo de 。
Oh, OK.
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