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48. I Can't Find My Glasses

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Posting in Chinese? Leave a translation. It's good practice and helps others.

avatar LanZi

@蓝大卫

Not really because 戒指 communicates a “small” impression. We say 环(huan2). So the sentence will be “奥林匹克旗有五色环。” Also we have in Beijing 一环路(1st Ring Road),二环路(2nd Ring Road)etc.

avatar 蓝大卫

The Olympic flag has five colored rings. Can you say 戒指 to describe those rings?

avatar LanZi

@蓝大卫

Sorry I forgot to mention that for the first time you do need the eye exam. But after that, when you know you prescription, you could get your glasses nice and easy. I was saying this because I had an unpleasant experience at the optometrist’s in England. I knew my exact prescription but they refused to give me glasses unless I take an eye exam which would cost way more than the glasses. So I had to ask my friend to bring me a pair from China.

avatar 蓝大卫

@LanZi,
How do you determine your what your prescription is if you don’t visit an optometrist? An American company, Costco, is offering optometry services (from eye exam to glassses) to their customers at a far better price than going through the regular route.

avatar LanZi

I actually prefer getting glasses in China. You don’t need doctor’s prescription at all. You could walk into the 眼镜店(yan3 jing4 dian4)and pick up glasses for you and your friends, as easy as grocery shopping.

avatar ChineseClass101.com

Do you wear glasses? Have you ever bought a pair of glasses in China?