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ID: 2660 Upper Intermediate
Users veronique21 and si1teng2 asked for a lesson all about different genres of books, so here it is. In this lesson we hear two shop assistants discussing the shopping habits of their hipster clientele in this famous 24 hour bookstore.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
打烊 dǎyáng to close for the day (of a shop)
独一无二 dúyīwú èr unique
当初 dāngchū at the start
应征 yīngzhēng to respond to a job advert
别的书店十点就打烊了,全市只有我们到半夜十二点还在忙。
biéde shūdiàn shí diǎn jiù dǎyáng le ,quánshì zhǐyǒu wǒmen dào bànyè shí èr diǎn háizài máng 。
Other bookstores close at 10, in the whole city only ours is still busy at 12 at night.
我们是唯一的二十四小时书店,这是独一无二的特色呢。
wǒmen shì wéiyī de èrshísì xiǎoshí shūdiàn ,zhè shì dúyīwú èr de tèsè ne 。
We are the only twenty-four bookstore, that's a unique edge.
当初我也是觉得很酷才来应征的,但是仔细想想,书店开二十四小时有什么意义?谁半夜来看书啊。
dāngchū wǒ yě shì juéde hěn kù cái lái yīngzhēng de ,dànshì zǐxì xiǎngxiang ,shūdiàn kāi èrshísì xiǎoshí yǒu shénme yìyì ?shéi bànyè lái kàn shū ā 。
I thought it was cool and that's one of the reasons I first applied, but thinking about it, what's the point of having a bookstore open twenty-four hours? Who comes to read in the middle of the night.
你眼前不就一堆人?告诉你,我们这儿还是有名的约会书店呢!小情侣吃了晚饭、看了电影,还不想回家,就跑来摆摆文艺青年的样子。别抱怨了,来帮我把这些书上架。
nǐ yǎnqián bù jiù yīduīrén ?gàosu nǐ ,wǒmen zhèr háishì yǒumíng de yuēhuì shūdiàn ne !xiǎoqínglǚ chī le wǎnfàn 、kàn le diànyǐng ,hái bù xiǎng huíjiā ,jiù pǎo lái bǎi bai wényì qīngnián de yàngzi 。bié bàoyuàn le ,lái bāng wǒ bǎ zhèxiē shū shàng jià 。
Aren't there lots of people here right now? I'm telling you, this is a famous bookstore for dating! After couples have had dinner and gone to see a movie but they don't want to go home yet, they like to come here to keep up their hipster image. Stop complaining, help me put these books on the shelf.
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