Part I: Listen and Learn 5
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Where did you live before?
I used to live in Taibei.
sh bu sh?
I heard that it is very hot over
there in summer, is it so?
hn r, rqi
Yes, it is not only hot, but also
very stuffy. It rains often.
sh bu sh
Do you often have typhoon in summer?
Yes, we often have typhoon in summer.
Do ordinary people in Taiwan have
air-conditionner at home?
Yes, mojority people have air-conditionner
But there are also people who only have electric fans.
Then, isn't it very unbearable in
It is OK, we are used to it.
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literally means 'to blow typhoon'. There are a category of sentences in
Chinese called subjectless sentences. They are usually used to describe
natural phenomena. For example 'xi
y' [it rains], 'xi
xu' [it snows], 'gu
fng' [wind blows] and
le' means 'got used to it'.