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Your turn to pay!
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ID: 0129 Pre Intermediate
Sometimes we take a lesson from our own experience. While names have been changed to protect the innocent (until proven stingy), the account to follow dealing with the guy who always forgets his wallet is real. While we’re busy snickering at the (hot) water cooler, Ken and Jenny will teach you through a Mandarin Chinese lesson on taking turns to pay. In this podcast you’ll learn how to have a little “discussion” with a cheap pal.
Tue Apr 18 2006 | Jenny, Ken
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|付||fù||to pay for|
āyā ，duìbuqì 。wǒ wàngjì dài qiánbāo le 。nǐ néng fù wǔfàn de qián ma ？
Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot to bring my wallet. Can you pay for lunch?
nǐ zǒngshì wàngjì dài qiánbāo 。měiyī cì dōu shì wǒ fùqián 。jīntiān ，wǒ bù fù 。nǐ yīnggāi fù 。
You always forget your wallet. I have to pay every time. I’m not paying this time. You should pay.
nǐ shuō de bù duì 。shàngcì jiùshì wǒ fù de 。
That’s not true. I paid the last time.
nǐ méiyǒu 。jīntiān ，nǐ yīdìng yào fù 。wǒ zǒu le 。
No, you didn't. You have to pay this time. I'm leaving.
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