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ID: 2863 Elementary
  In this lesson we hear a rather nosey friend ask what someone got their girlfriend as a present. We also discuss the usage of the common character 给/給/gei3 which in today's context means "to do some something for somebody". We also look at the sentence structure containing 跟/gen1 which is used when talking about doing something with somebody else. Check out Chinese Grammar Wiki for even more info about the usage of 给 gei3. Photo by jayneandd
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
gēn with
出去 chūqù to go out
当然 dāngrán of course
liáo to chat
你是跟谁一块儿出去的?
nǐ shì gēn shéi yīkuàir5 chūqù de ?
Who did you go out with?
当然是跟我女朋友。
dāngrán shì gēn wǒ nǚpéngyou 。
My girlfriend, of course.
你跟她都聊了些什么?
nǐ gēn tā dōu liáo le xiē shénme ?
What did you talk with her about?
要给她买什么圣诞礼物。
yào gěi tā mǎi shénme shèngdàn lǐwù 。
What present she wants for Christmas.
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