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ID: 0141 Elementary
We’ve helped you get through that initial “hi”, “thanks” and “where is the toilet” (all you need, really), but you’d like to stop talking about “hi”, “thanks” and “where is the toilet” (your friends are bored). So why not ask them about their interests? In this podcast, Ken and Jenny take time from their hobbies (walking on the beach, talking about feelings) to help you learn how to ask others theirs, in Mandarin Chinese.
Thu May 11 2006 | Jenny, Ken
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|to have free time
nǐ yǒukòng de shíhou xǐhuan gàn shénme ？
What do you like to do on your free time?
wǒ tōngcháng kàn shū ，yǒushí yě kàn diànshì 。
I usually read a book, and sometimes I watch TV.
zhēnde ma ？wǒ cóngláibù kàn shū 。wǒ xǐhuan qù jiǔbā 。
Really? I never read. I like going to bars.
wǒ juéde jiǔbā lǐ tài chǎo le 。
I think bars are too noisy.
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