At the Post Office

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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After his shopping trip to the Silk Market, Leo wants to send a parcel of presents home to his family. Dani goes with Leo to the post office to help him post the parcel. Leo learns Chinese words and phrases to help him communicate with the post office staff. Dani teaches Leo how to say whether he wants to send the parcel by air or by sea in Chinese. The post office clerk tells him the weight of the parcel and quotes him a price in Chinese Yuan.

The post office in China is typically a place where the staff will not speak much English, if any. Learning Chinese words and phrases to get your point across is essential if you want to send a package or parcel from China. Dani teaches Leo this key Chinese vocabulary here, and you should be able to understand the most common questions you'll hear from post office staff in China. For instance, you may be asked if you want to purchase insurance for your parcel, which you might want if you are posting expensive items.

China Post is the government owned post company. There are also private shipping and delivery companies that you can use in China. China Post sells shipping boxes, and in many cases will not let you use your own box or container. There may be restrictions on shipping certain items, such as glass or medicines etc. Shipping by sea is often a good idea as it's cheaper than by air, and is typically delivered in about 8 weeks.



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