Buying a Phone: Chinese Lesson

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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If you're staying in China for an extended period of time, you might want to buy a mobile phone to use while there. Here you'll learn how to ask for the brand you want, and the newest and best model if you wish. Well known brands can look and sound a little different in China, as Leo finds out!

Dani helps Leo to buy a new smartphone, complete with a Chinese SIM card. Leo learns how Chinese people are very particular about which phone number they choose. Dani teaches Leo how to ask for a top-up card when buying credit for his new phone. Leo also learns how Chinese people say larger numbers in Mandarin.

The 3G networks in China are still being built and rolled out, although you should find good service in the main cities. For most of China's 1.1 billion phone users, a simple 2G phone satisfies their requirements. But a growing segment of urban affluent consumers are demanding the latest technology smartphones, and these are becoming a must-have fashion accessory for the younger Chinese demographic.

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