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Shopping for a Rice Cooker

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ID: 1492 Upper Intermediate
If rice is the staple of the Chinese diet, then the electric rice cooker is the staple of the Chinese kitchen. In this lesson, learn about the range of options available to the rice cooker shopper, and which features are most important to the discriminating Chinese consumer.
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to overflow
电饭煲 diànfànbāo electric rice cooker
一团糟 yītuánzāo a complete mess
当初 dāngchū at that time
shénme shēngyīn ?
What's that sound?
zāo le !zhōu yì chūlái le 。
Oh no! The rice porridge is overflowing!
ràng nǐ mǎi ge hǎo diǎnr de diànfànbāo nǐ bù tīng 。nǐ kàn ,nòng de zhuōzi shang ,dì shang dōu shì ,yītuánzāo 。
You didn't listen to me when I tried to tell to you to buy a good one. See, the table, the floor – it's a complete mess.
shéi dāngchū yī kànjiàn jiǔshí jiǔ yuán tèjià ,jiù xīngfèn de tiào qǐlái le 。shénme pò wányìr ma ?zhǐnéng zhǔ fàn ,bùnéng zhǔ zhōu 。bù zhīdào shì nǎ ge méi nǎozi de rén zào de 。
Who was the one who got all excited and jumped up at the sight of the 99 yuan sale price? What a piece of junk. It can only cook rice, and can't cook rice porridge? I wonder what brainless person came up with this.
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