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Chinese Stories 5 Sorry (对不起)

Another short and simple story. New words for me were 收取(Shōuqǔ) which means to “charge”, and 吓(xià) which means “to scare” I had been incorrectly using the adjective 害怕 (Hàipà) which means “scared” prior to this story. Enjoy.

对不起

“对不起,夫人,为您孩子拔牙我要收取20美元。”

“20美元!为什么?不是说好只要4美元。”

“是的,但是你的孩子大喊大叫,把另外四个病人吓跑了。”

Sorry

“I'm sorry, Madam, but I shall have to charge you twenty dollars for pulling your boy's tooth.”

“Twenty dollars! Why, I understand you to say that you charged only four dollars for such work!”

“Yes, but this youngster yelled so terribly that he scared four other patients out of the office.”

November 4, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nigel920647

Brilliant and inspiring,nothing like a bit of humour in a learning environment.Thanks for that!

December 15, 2018
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