Last week Brad attended a student reunion; here he met a lot of old friends who he had not heard from for ages. They seemed to talk a lot about one guy. He used to be an all-can-bully type but now he already became a president of a large company.
When he appeared, they were all amazed. He looked just like a plain man on the street. They couldn’t wait to ask where his luxurious car was, and why his beautiful lady was not around. He laughed and said, “Well, I admit that I earn a lot of money out of my business, but it doesn’t mean that I need to change my old way of living. I have a very simple life still. Look, I get up as early as 6, then go to work. I concentrate on my business and try to make it run very well. I hardly go to parties and I don’t want to spend so much time on other things apart from work. My life is very simple - I spend most of it in the office and the gym.
Brad invited his friends to visit his apartment and he acted so friendly to them that all of them hoped that they could ‘下次再来’. How do Chinese people show their warm welcome to their guests when they visit? We are going to listen to a dialogue that showcases a typical way of dealing with such a circumstance.
In this lesson, we covered topics like: the use of the word 一般, the different responses to "thank you" and the word 简单. Seeing 简单 this word doesn’t necessarily mean that you already understand what it is, since 简单 can mean two things. You can say someone is simple, like 她很简单 - she is simple. Or you can put something before it: 家很简单 - home is simple. However, 简单 can mean’ easy’ too, like :考试很简单 - the exam is easy. Listen to this lesson to learn more.
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