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Ten Four

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ID: 0728 Newbie
No, it's not a lesson on CB radio lingo, good buddy. Rather, it's those pesky Chinese tones again. In this podcast, a Mandarin lesson to dissect the difference in sound between the perfect 10 and oft-maligned 4. Listen in, and you'll be blowing them away with the 'forty lions' tongue twister at the next game show that comes your way.
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十四 shí sì 14
四十 sìshí 40
kuài (measure word for money)
qián money
shí sì kuàiqián 。
14 dollars.
sìshí kuàiqián ?tài guì le !
40 dollars! So expensive!
bùduì ,shí sì kuàiqián 。shí sì !
No, 14 dollars. 14!
ō ,tīngcuò le !hǎode 。
Oh, I heard wrong! OK.
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