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Video Lesson: Sofas and Shafas!

May. 10, 2018

At times, Chinese can sound curiously similar to English. So what’s going on?

Exercises in the Video:
1. A: Cindy, zhù nǐ shēnɡrì kuàilè!
    B: Wā…qiǎokèlì! Xièxie.
    What present does Cindy get at her birthday party? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Cindy gets beautiful flowers.
    B. Cindy gets a box of chocolates.
    C. Cindy gets a beautiful skirt.

2. A: Wā…Xiǎolì, nǐ jiā de shāfā zhēn piàoliɑnɡ! Where did you buy it?
    B: Pearl Furniture City. Nàlǐ de shāfā hěn duō, yě hěn piányi.
    What does Xiaoli mean? Please choose the best answer.

    A. The sofas in Pearl Furniture City are very good.
    B. The beds in Pearl Furniture City are very cheap.
    C. The furniture quality in Pearl Furniture City is poor.

3. A: Jīnwǎn yǒu shíjiān mɑ? Qù chànɡ kǎlā-OK bɑ!
    B: Hǎo a, qù nǎ’r chànɡ?
    What are they going to do tonight? Please choose the best answer.

    A. They are going to do karaoke.
    B. They are going to have dinner together.
    C. They are going to have a drink.

4. A: Lily, nǐ zhēnde yào qù bènɡjí?
    B: I want to try it once. Nǐ xiǎnɡ qù mɑ?
    Which of the following statements is true according to the dialogue? Please choose the best answer.

    A. Lily will go bungee jumping.
    B. Lily wants to try roller coasters.
    C. Lily is planning a vacation.

5. A: Lily, nǐ xǐhuɑn Jon Steward de tuōkǒuxiù mɑ?
    B: Dānɡrán, hěn duō rén dōu xǐhuɑn kàn tā de jiémù.
    What does Lily mean? Please choose the best answer.

    A. She likes Jon Steward’s voice.
    B. She doesn’t know why so many people like Jon Steward.
    C. She likes Jon Steward’s talk show.

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