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ID: 0269 Elementary
You know all the terms, from “bun in the oven” to “pregos,” so why not add another phrase to that wicked repertoire, and learn it in Mandarin? In this podcast, learn how to ask someone how far along they are, and to congratulate them. (For premium subscribers, we’ll also teach you how to apologize profusely for asking someone who isn’t, when she’s due.)
Wed Sep 27 2006 | Jenny, Ken
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|to be pregnant
gàosu nǐ yī ge hǎo xiāoxi ，wǒ huáiyùn le 。
I have some good news to tell you. I’m pregnant!
shìma ？gōngxǐ nǐ ！jǐgeyuè le ？
Really? Congratulations! How many months?
cái sān ge yuè 。búguò wǒ hǎo jīdòng ！
Only three months. But I’m really excited!
zhēnshì ge hǎo xiāoxi ！nǐ yào zuò māma le 。
That’s great news! You’re going to be a mom.
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