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It’s too expensive.

32 or 33 units.

It’s very expensive.

It’s very expensive. It’s too expensive.

Quickly.

You speak too quickly.

I don’t understand what you’re saying.

Is it enough? (var 1)

Is it enough? (var 2)

Do you have enough money? (var 1)

Do you have enough money? (var 2)

Yes. (enough)

I have 41 Renminbi.

It’s too much.

It’s not expensive.

Over there, it isn’t too expensive.

It’s more expensive.

Literally, you’ll say, “It’s relatively expensive.”

More.

Or, “relatively.”

20 American dollars.

42 Renminbi.

30 American dollars.

It’s not enough.

It’s enough.

Now, you’re speaking too quickly.

Husband.

Wife.

My place.

My husband.

My wife.

My wife is over there.

My wife would like to drink something.

My husband would like to drink something.

My husband would like to drink beer.

My wife would like to drink some tea.

Here, it’s more expensive.

Water.

I would like to drink some water.

Please.

Literally, this means, “bothering you,” in the sense of: “I’m sorry to bother you.”

Please give me some water.

My husband would like to drink some water.

Please give me some tea.

Your wife.

Your husband.

Your husband is here.

Where is my wife?

Your wife isn’t here.

Your husband would like to eat something now.

My husband?

My wife would like to drink some water.

My husband would like to drink some beer.

Do you have tea? (var 1)

Do you have tea? (var 2)

No. (don’t have)

I don’t have any tea.

With whom?

Whom

Who’s over there?

What would your wife like to do?

My wife would like to eat something.

What would you like to drink?

Please give me tea or water.

You can drink tea.

Where is your wife?

My wife? I don’t know.

My wife is at my place.

Would you like to eat supper with me? (var 1)

Would you like to eat supper with me? (var 2)

Impossible.

I can’t eat supper with you.

It isn’t too expensive.

Here, it’s more expensive.

50 Renminbi.

22 American dollars.

I’m going to eat dinner.

With my husband.

I’m going to eat dinner with my husband.

Then, would you like to drink something? (var 1)

Then, would you like to drink something? (var 2)

Yes, thank you.

You can drink beer.

Not okay. It’s too expensive.

Then, how about tea?

Okay, I would like to drink tea.

Please give me 1 cup of tea.

Here you are. Tea.

Thank you.

Don’t mention it.

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