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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.
Thu Oct 08 2015 | Gwilym, Fiona Tian
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|主任||zhǔrèn||director (used after surname as term of address)|
|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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