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ID: 2322 Intermediate
There's a long standing rivalry between Northerners and Southerners in China. As the stereotypes about both have grown over the years, it makes for some interesting conversations and awkward moments. This lesson illustrates one of them.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
qǐng to ask
nòng to do
zhāng measure word for flat objects
爽快 shuǎngkuài without hesitation, right away
哎,张小虎这人怎么这样啊?
āi ,Zhāng Xiǎohǔ zhè rén zěnme zhèyàng a ?
Hey, what's up with that guy Zhang Xiaohu?
怎么了?
zěnmele ?
What's up?
上周我请他帮忙弄两张票,他很爽快地答应了。结果到现在都没弄到。
shàngzhōu wǒ qǐng tā bāngmáng nòng liǎng zhāng piào ,tā hěn shuǎngkuài de dāying le 。jiéguǒ dào xiànzài dōu méi nòng dào 。
Last week I asked him to help me get two tickets, and he agreed to help immediately. But now, he still hasn't done it.
你再问问他,可能他太忙,忘了。
nǐ zài wèn wen tā ,kěnéng tā tài máng ,wàng le 。
Ask him again. Maybe he's too busy or he forgot.
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