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Lesson 38: 我听不懂老师说的话。I don't understand what the teacher says.

我 听说 王 小姐 是 苏州人。I've heard that Ms. Wang is from Suzhou.
Wŏ tīng shuō Wng xiăojiĕ sh Sūzhōurn.
I listen speak Wang little-big-sister is Suzhou-person.

我 听说 你 是 数学 老师。I've heard that you are a math teacher.
Wŏ tīng shuō nĭ sh shxu lăoshī.
I listen hear you are number-study old-master.

我 听 不 懂 老师 说的 话。I don't understand what the teacher says.
Wŏ tīng b dŏng lăoshī shuōde hu.
I hear not understand old-master speak-of speech.

你 听 懂 了 吗? Did you understand?
Nĭ tīng dŏng le ma?
You listen understand finished question?

她 喜欢 听 广播。She likes to listen to the radio.
Tā xĭhuān tīng guăngbō.
She like listen wide-seed.

听 他 说。Listen to him.
Tīng tā shuō.
Listen he talk.

我 听说 她 是 青岛人。I've heard that she is from Qingdao.
Wŏ tīng shuō tā sh Qīngdăorn.
I listen speak she is Blue-green-island-person.

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CONVERSATION

A 听说你是售货员, 对吗?
   Tīngshuō nǐ sh shuhuyun, du ma?
   I hear that you are a shop assistant, is that right?

B 不对, 我是清洁工 。
   B du, Wǒ sh qīnɡjiɡōnɡ.
   No, that;s not correct. I am a cleaner.

A 听说清洁工的工作很难 。
   Tīngshuō qīnɡjiɡōnɡ de gōngzu hěn nn.
   I hear that the work of a cleaner is difficult.

A 对啊,薪水也很少。
   Du ,xīnshuǐ yě hěn shǎo.
   Oh yes, and the salary is also very low.

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