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ID: 2779 Elementary
Learn some ways to small talk in Chinese. An excellent way to fill those moments when you bump into a neighbor in the elevator, or a friend on the street. Use these common words and phrases in your everyday life today.
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太太 tàitai Mrs.
主任 zhǔrèn director (used after surname as term of address)
这么 zhème this
买菜 mǎicài to buy groceries
Lǐ tàitai ,zǎo ā !
Good morning, Mrs Li!
Chén zhǔrèn zǎo !
Morning, Mr Chen!
zhème zǎo jiù qù mǎicài ya ?
It's very early to buy groceries, no?
duì ,yào bāo jiǎozi ,jiǎozi pí 、zhūròu dōu děi zǎo yīdiǎn mǎi 。
Yes, I have to wrap jiaozi dumplings, so you have to buy the pastry and pork early.
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