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ID: 1920 Elementary
Whether you're shopping for furniture or buying low-quality knick-knacks at the fake market, it always helps to know what your product is made of to help determine a fair price. There's nothing worse than realizing your shiny dragon statue is made of cheap plastic! Learn how to talk about materials in today's elementary lesson.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
老公 lǎogōng husband
柜子 guìzi cabinet
tǐng quite
漂亮 piàoliang pretty
老公,这个柜子挺漂亮的。
lǎogōng ,zhè ge guìzi tǐng piàoliang de 。
Dear, this cabinet is quite pretty.
嗯,不错!是什么做的?
ng4 ,bùcuò !shì shénme zuò de ?
Yeah, it's nice! What's it made of?
我看看。啊?是塑料做的。
wǒ kàn kan 。a ?shì sùliào zuò de 。
I'll take a look. Huh? It's made of plastic.
塑料做的不好,我们要买木头做的。
sùliào zuò de bù hǎo ,wǒmen yào mǎi mùtou zuò de 。
Plastic is no good. We need to buy one made of wood.
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