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ID: 1990 Elementary
"Writing" in China has come a long way from its oracle bone past all the way to its QQ IMing and smartphone texting present. But now there's a new form called "WeChat" which mixes texting and free internet messages with voice messaging and GPS. WeChat is already pretty big in China, so if you're totally unaware, it's time to tackle this lesson...
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小玲 Xiǎolíng Xiao Ling (name)
zài currently
gěi to give
发短信 fā duǎnxìn to text
Xiǎolíng ,nǐ zài gěi shéi fā duǎnxìn a ?
Xiao Ling, who are you texting?
hēihēi ,wǒ nán péngyou 。
Heh heh, my boyfriend.
nǐmen wèishénme bù yòng wēixìn ?
Why don't you guys use WeChat?
wǒ méiyǒu wēixìn 。
I don't have WeChat.
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