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Lesson 102 - That's worthwhile. - 那是值得的。

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Dialogue 1

甲:你的藏书真不少。
jiǎ : nǐ de cáng shū zhēn bù shǎo 。

乙:你知道的,我喜欢收集书。
yǐ : nǐ zhī dào de ,wǒ xǐ huān shōu jí shū 。

甲:这个爱好不错。
jiǎ :zhè gè ài hào bù cuò 。

乙:是的。可是现在书真是太贵了。我月收入的三分之一都买书了。
yǐ :shì de 。kě shì xiàn zài shū zhēn shì tài guì le 。wǒ yuè shōu rù de sān fēn zhī yī dōu mǎi shū le 。

甲:那是值得的。
jiǎ : nà shì zhí de de 。

乙:你的判断跟我的一样。
yǐ : nǐ de pàn duàn gēn wǒ de yí yàng 。

A: You have a large collection of books.
B: You've got it. I enjoy collecting books.
A: That's a good hobby.
B: It is. But books are really expensive these days. One third of my monthly pay goes to them.
A: That's worthwhile.
B: Your judgment is as good as mine.

 

Dialogue 2

甲:爱玛,你的女儿跟你住在一起吗?
jiǎ :ài ma ,nǐ de nǚ ér gēn nǐ zhù zài yì qǐ ma ?

乙:不。她现在在大连跟她的爷爷奶奶住一起。
yǐ :bù 。tā xiàn zài zài dà lián gēn tā de yé ye nǎi nɑi zhù yì qǐ 。

甲:你想她吗?
jiǎ : nǐ xiǎng tā ma ?

乙:我当然想。她很可爱。我想她的时候就打电话给她。
yǐ : wǒ dāng rán xiǎng 。tā hěn kě ài 。wǒ xiǎng tā de shí hòu jiù dǎ diàn huà gěi tā 。

甲:打长途电话很花钱,是吗?
jiǎ :dǎ cháng tú diàn huà hěn huā qián ,shì ma ?

乙:是的,可那是值得的。
yǐ : shì de ,kě nà shì zhí de de 。

 

A: Emma, does your daughter live together with you?
B: No. She is now living together with her grandparents in Dalian.
A: Do you miss her?
B: Of course, I do. She is so cute. Whenever I miss her, I give her a call.
A: It costs a lot of money to make long distance calls, doesn't it?
B: You, but that's worthwhile.

 

Dialogue 3

甲:弗雷德,这个周末你能抽出时间跟我们去卡拉OK吗?
jiǎ :fú léi de ,zhè gè zhōu mò nǐ néng chōu chū shí jiān gēn wǒ men qù kǎ lā OK ma ?

乙:恐怕不行。周末我必须与我的妻子和儿子一起度过。
yǐ : kǒng pà bù xíng 。zhōu mò wǒ bì xū yǔ wǒ de qī zǐ kǒng pà bù xíng 。zhōu mò wǒ bì xū yǔ wǒ de qī zǐ

甲:真是一个住家男人。
jiǎ : zhēn shì yí gè zhù jiā nán rén 。

乙:随便你怎么说。可是我觉得那是值得的。
yǐ : suí biàn nǐ zěn me shuō 。kě shì wǒ jué de nà shì zhí de de 。

A: Fred, can you take time to go to Karaoke with us this weekend?
B: I'm afraid I can't. I must spend my weekend with my wife and son.
A: What a family man !
B: Whatever you say. But I think that's worthwhile.

 

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