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Level 1 Unit 2 – Dialogue: How Much Are Those Apples?

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Talk About Prices in Chinese | HSK 1 Listening Practice

Unit 2 Review 1 ▸ In this HSK 1 listening practice, we will listen and read a dialogue and know how to talk about prices in Chinese. Start to practice how to ask and answer prices in Chinese with this HSK 1 dialogue!

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Listen to the dialogue
  • Repeat after the dialogue
  • Answer the given questions
  • Copy the transcript both by typing and handwriting
  • Practice daily until fluent

QUESTIONS


Mǎkě 马可 is talking about prices in Chinese with someone.

  1. What does he want to buy?
  2. What does he think about the “10 RMB” price?
  3. What’s the price that he’s going to pay?
  4. How many apples did he buy?
  5. Did he buy the coffee maker and why?

TRANSCRIPT


 
马可=Mǎkě    小姐=Xiǎojiě - a young lady

马可:Nǐhǎo, wǒ xiǎng mǎi xiē shuǐguǒ。Zhèxiē píngguǒ duōshǎo qián?

小姐:Zhēxiē píngguǒ shíkuài qián。

马可:Shíkuàiqián?Tàiguìle!Nàxiē ne?

小姐:Nàxiē hěn piányi, liǎngkuài qián。

马可:Wǒ mǎi sìge, hǎoma?

小姐:Hǎode。Zhè shì nǐde sìge píngguǒ。

马可:Wǒ xiǎng mǎi nàtái kāfēijī,hǎoma?

小姐:Bùxíng, nà tái kāfēijī búmài。

 
马可:你好,我想买些水果。这些苹果多少钱?

小姐:这些苹果十块钱。

马可:十块钱?太贵了!那些呢?

小姐:那些很便宜,两块钱。

马可:我买四个,好吗?

小姐:好的。这是你的四个苹果。

马可:我想买那台咖啡机,好吗?

小姐:不行,那台咖啡机不卖。

 
马可=Mǎkě    小姐=Xiǎojiě - a young lady

*The English translation is made to be literal for a better understanding of the Chinese sentence structures and language flow.

马可:Hi, I want to buy some apples. How much are these apples?

小姐:These apples are ten RMB.

马可:Ten RMB?Too expensive!How about those ones?

小姐:Those are pretty cheap,Two RMB。

马可:I('ll) buy four, OK?

小姐:OK。This is(These are) your apples。

马可:I want to buy that coffee maker,OK?

小姐:Not OK; that coffee maker is not for sale.

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vcirilli
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vcirilli

Thank you for writing out the sentences literally. It helps to think in Chinese rather than English.

Carnesivore
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Carnesivore

why is it 我买四个 and not 我买四些?

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