Is daily China life frustrating, because ting bu dong?
I totally understand you. But listen to me, you’ve got this!
Elementary Chinese teaches you the everyday language you need, to communicate what you want. That might be how to order food in a restaurant, how to study for the HSK exams, how to talk to your Cab Driver, or how to get over that fear of talking to delivery drivers on the phone.
Talk With Confidence
I’m here in China, and I’ve just been given a receipt for a purchase I made. I often just throw these receipts away right away, or leave them in my jean pockets or the bottom of my bag, only to find them crumpled up days or months later.
First things first, how do we say receipt?
Watch the video to hear me pronounce the tones.
xiǎo means “little” and piào means “ticket”.
Let’s learn together, how to tell a cashier that you don’t need a receipt. Or maybe you want to ask them to toss that receipt in the garbage. However you want to say it, here is the phrase:
I don’t want the receipt.
xiǎo piào bù yào le
It’s at simple as that.
Or other things you’d like to learn? Leave a comment below.
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