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EP121 重量单位 Unit of weight

EP121 重量单位 Unit of weight

  • Chinese 101: Unit of weight you need to know in a Chinese market

  • Grammar: Basic Rules to Use "二" and "两"

  • Language Tips: Lucky/unlucky Chinese numbers; Numerical Chinese Slang 

  • Story of the Day:No 300 taels of silver are buried here 此地无银三百两

Dialogue:

A:鸡胸肉怎么卖?

Jī xiōng ròu zěn me mài ?

How is the chicken breast sold?

B:二十五块钱一斤。

èr shí wǔ kuài qián yī jīn。

25 yuan per half kilogram.

A:好的,我要二两。

Hǎo de ,wǒ yào èr liǎng 。

Okay, I’d like to buy 100g.

B:二两太少了,没法卖。

èr liǎng tài shǎo le,méi fǎ mài 。

That’s too little, I can’t sell.

A:那来半斤吧。

Nà lái bàn jīn ba.

Then I’d like to buy 250g.

A:好的。

Hǎo de.

Okay.

Words & Expressions:

【鸡胸】jī xiōng:chicken breast

【肉】ròu: meat

【怎么卖】zěn me mài: how is sth. sold

【块】kuài: unit of RMB; piece ; lump

【钱】qián:money

【斤】jīn: unit of height ( half a kilogram, 500g)

【两】liǎng: (number) two; unit of height (50g) 

【没法】méi fǎ: can’t, no way

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EP121 重量单位 Unit of weight

Presenter: Niu Honglin; Jessica; Carl

Producer: Lu Chang

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