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Chinese logic -57 钟 | 表

Grace Li 23rd July 2017

If you're stuck on which Chinese word to learn, 'Apple Watch' works ubiquitously across all languages.


DIALOGUE  对话  duìhuà

[ 看账单 ]

丈夫:你看这张账单。咱们家这个月用了300多度电。

妻子:这么多?怎么可能?是不是电表坏了?

丈夫:不知道。明天我看一下。还有这张账单,这个月的水费是80磅,也比较多。

妻子:水表应该没坏吧?

丈夫:除了电费和水费,还有很多别的账单。我们把那个老挂钟卖掉吧?前几天有人想买。

妻子:我同意。那个挂钟太大了,我们家没有地方可以挂。

丈夫:把挂钟卖掉,可以付一些账单,还可以买个新闹钟。闹钟坏了不行,我们上班会迟到。还得给你买个新手表。你每天上班没有手表不行。

妻子:不用给我买手表。我们公司就在大本钟旁边。我每天一抬头就能看到时间。

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DIALOGUE  对话  duìhuà

[ Kàn zhàngdān]

Zhàngfu: Nǐ kàn zhè zhāng zhàngdān. Zánmen jiā zhège yuè yòngle 300 duō dù diàn.

Qīzi: Zhème duō? Zěnme kěnéng? Shì bú shì diànbiǎo huàile?

Zhàngfu: Bù zhīdào. Míngtiān wǒ kàn yíxià. Hái yǒu zhè zhāng zhàngdān, zhège yuè de shuǐ fèi shì 80 bàng, yě bǐjiào duō.

Qīzi: Shuǐbiǎo yīnggāi méi huài ba?

Zhàngfu: Chúle diànfèi hé shuǐ fèi, hái yǒu hěnduō bié de zhàngdān. Wǒmen bǎ nàge lǎo guàzhōng màidiào ba? Qián jǐ tiān yǒu rén xiǎng mǎi.

Qīzi: Wǒ tóngyì. Nàge guàzhōng tài dàle, wǒmen jiā méiyǒu dìfang kěyǐ guà.

Zhàngfu: Bǎ guàzhōng màidiào, kěyǐ fù yì xiē zhàngdān, hái kěyǐ mǎi gè xīn nàozhōng. Nàozhōng huài le bùxíng, wǒmen shàngbān huì chídào. Hái děi gěi nǐ mǎi gè xīn shǒubiǎo. Nǐ měitiān shàngbān méiyǒu shǒubiǎo bùxíng.

Qīzi: Búyòng gěi wǒ mǎi shǒubiǎo. Wǒmen gōngsī jiù zài Dàběnzhōng pángbiān. Wǒ měitiān yì táitóu jiù néng kàn dào shíjiān.

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE DIALOGUE

[ Checking Bills ]

Husband: Look at this bill. We've used more than 300 kwh of electricity this month.

Wife: So much? How could it be? Is the electricity meter broken?

Husband: I don't know. I'll check it tomorrow. And this bill, the water fee of this month is 180 pounds, quite a lot as well.

Wife: The water meter should be ok, right?

Husband: Besides electricity and water bills, we do have other bills as well. Let's sell that grandfather clock, ok? Someone wanted to buy it a few days ago.

Wife: I agree. That grandfather clock is too big and there is no place to hang it in our house.

Husband: We can pay some bills by selling the grandfather clock, can also buy a new alarm clock. We will be late for work with the broken alarm clock. We have to buy you a new watch as well. You couldn't go to work everyday without a watch.

Wife: It's not necessary to buy a watch for me. Our company is right next to Big Ben. I can see the time as soon as I look up every day.

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