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Anthony: Hi I am Anthony.
Echo: 大家好,我是Echo.
Anthony: And today, we have a very exciting bicycle adventure.
Echo: Exactly.
Anthony: From the tough streets of Beijing.
Echo: Beijing people love bicycles.
Anthony: I think everybody in China loves bicycles. I think everybody has a Chinese bicycle story.
Echo: Yeah. How about yours?
Anthony: Mine, I actually blew through 2 bicycles in three days.
Echo: Wow!
Anthony: And bicycles here, they don’t break, they explode. Pedals flying off, chain snapping.
Echo: And [*]
Anthony: Seats coming undone. It’s just a nightmare. Today we went and rented a bicycle.
Echo: Exactly 租车
Anthony: And here Echo is signing her life away and we have to follow all these rules.
Echo: Lot of rules.
Anthony: So many rules and how much was it just for a deposit.
Echo: 400 quay for [*]
Anthony: Well I hope this is worth it. And what is this lady doing?
Echo: She is 打气
Anthony: Pumping air. She is doing it very power and enthusiasm.
Echo: Yeah but I got a nice bike anyway.
Anthony: Yeah it looks really good. You got a good combo, beautiful Echo, beautiful bicycle.
Echo: Thank you.
Anthony: And where are we at right now?
Echo: We are on 鬼街. Quite near to our studio.
Anthony: Yes. Some very delicious restaurants very near to where we work. It’s dangerous.
Echo: Hot place.
Anthony: And what is this? Echo, I know you don’t like it.
Echo: I hate that thing.
Anthony: Why do you hate them?
Echo: Because they are silent and fast.
Anthony: And they hit you and you don’t even know that they are coming.
Echo: Right.
Anthony: And we move locations. This is actually also in the neighborhood.
Echo: And this is a beautiful 胡同
Anthony: Yes one of the classy Beijing neighborhoods.
Echo: It is called 南锣鼓巷
Anthony: 南锣鼓巷 is cool because you can pop wheelies and you can also go to a café, very, very good.
Echo: Yes yeah lovely cafés.
Anthony: And if you want to hear more about bicycle adventures or if you want to tell your bicycle story, go to
Echo: chineseclass101.com
Anthony: See you there.
Echo: Bye bye.

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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Which mode of transportation do you prefer in China?

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Friday at 06:41 AM
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你好 robert groulx!


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 南锣鼓巷


robert

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Wednesday at 04:34 PM
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@麦克


在中国一定要锁好自行车,特别是新车,要把它放在屋内或者有人守车的地方,不然百分之百会被偷。


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麦克
Saturday at 12:00 PM
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Sorry, I forgot to translate my sentence below: When I lived in China I bought a new bike for 800 yuan. At that time I also bought an expensive bike lock. About 3 weeks later, one day I was too lazy to bring the bike up to my apartment (I lived on the 16th floor) so I locked it outside. That night my bike was stolen.

麦克
Saturday at 11:57 AM
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我住中国时买了新自行车,花了八百块钱.买了当时也买了昂贵锁.以后过了三个星期我懒惰一下不带新自行车来我的公寓,就把自行车锁上公寓外边,这夜它被偷了:sob:

Muffy
Tuesday at 09:28 AM
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你好。

Going to China soon and (Insh'Allah) I shall find a summer course in Beijing.

I love the idea of trying out different means of transport. Thank you for this little 'aperçu' of life as a cyclist. :)

谢谢。

girum
Sunday at 10:35 PM
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well i came to study Msc.Electrical engineering but before that i am learning chinese language and now it is around three weeks. i have difficulty in recognizing the different word tone when my laoshi speak.so, i am waiting your advice soon.

xiexie!

zhouli
Wednesday at 10:46 AM
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@Anthony,

she lives at the other end of line 1...:cry:

Anthony
Tuesday at 03:37 PM
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@Zhouli


What friend are you visiting that it takes you 2 hours by subway? Do they live on the Batong Line?

zhouli
Monday at 06:58 PM
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I like subway mostly. it may take 4 hours to go to a friend's home by bus, but only 2 by subway...:oops: