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Thirsty for Water
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ID: 0316 Newbie
So, you’re thirsty… for water. Now, believe it or not, some shopkeepers will give you tea when you ask for water. In fact, others will even offer up OJ! But you need some H20 and you need it now! Parch no more – it’s a ChinesePod podcast to quench that burning throat…and desire to…(ahem)…learn Mandarin Chinese.
Thu Nov 02 2006 | Jenny, Ken
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|要||yào||to want; will; to need|
|没办法||méi bànfa||there is nothing can be done|
wǒ kǒukě le 。
nǐ yào hē chéngzhī ma ？
Do you want some orange juice?
wǒ xiǎng hē shuǐ 。
I’d like some water.
nà méi bànfa 。
Then I can’t help you.
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