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Lesson 33 那个商店有很多东西可以买。That store has a lot of things you can buy.

她 想 喝 一点 东西。 She would like to drink a little something.
Tā xiăng hē yī diăn dōngxī.
She want drink one dot east-west.

我 想 喝 东西。I would like to drink something.
Wŏ xiăng hē dōngxī.
I want drink east-west.

那个 商店 有 很 多 东西 可以 买。That store has a lot of things you can buy.
N g shāngdin yŏu hĕn duō dōngxī kĕyĭ măi.
That one store has very many east-west can buy.

这个 商店 没 很 多 东西 可以 买。This store does not have a lot of things you can buy.
Zh g shāngdin mi hĕn duō dōngxī kĕyĭ măi.
This one store not very many east-west can buy.

她 要 去 商店 买 东西。She will go to the store to buy things.
Tā yo q shāngdin măi dōngxī.
She will go store buy east-west.

北京的 东西 很贵。Things in Beijing are very expensive.
Bĕijīngde dōngxī hĕn gu.
North-Capital-of east-west very expensive.

学生 学 东西 很 快。The students learn things quickly.
Xushēng xu dōngxī hěn kui.
Student study east-west very fast.

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CONVERSATION

A 你喜欢你的同屋吗?
   Nǐ xǐhuɑn nǐde tngwū ma?
   Do you like your roommate?

B 喜欢。他是个活跃的人而且他去过许多地方。
   Xǐhuɑn. Tā shg huyude rn rqiě tā qgu xǔduō dfang.
   I like him. He is an active person and he is very well traveled.

A 我觉得他是个花花公子。
   Wŏ jude tā shg huāhuāgōngzǐ.
   I feel that he is a playboy.

B 真的吗?
   Zhēnde ma?
   Really?

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