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Another student of mine whom I have begun tutoring on Skype about this time last year in September is finally visiting Taiwan! :) It's a pleasure to have finally met Derrick in person. I took him to the night market, try out the best beef noodle in town and Taiwanese deep fried snacks! Yummy~~~
Derrick agreed to be in an interview on what it is like to have private Mandarin lessons from Peggy. :*)
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Ever since I have started the tutor lessons on Skype, learners throughout the world discovered me on YouTube. I have taught people from Australia, France, Bangladesh, Canada, America, Kenya. It's so much FUN to get to meet people from different places! You are the next! ; )
Most commonly used phrases in Mandarin when a buyer bargains in Mandarin. We usually bargain when we shop in the markets or by the street stalls, not so much of the department stores where prices are fixed. However in Taiwan, when you shop at the stalls, the salesgirls or boys there may not be the owner themselves; since they are hired to work there, they probably do not have the right to adjust the price for you but it's still worth trying! I bargained a lot when I was in HK years ago and in places full of countless tourists, GOT TO BARGAIN!
As the the video approaches the end, wait a bit for a silly alternative ending. I think sometimes we merely bargain to gain a sense of achievement that we hardly pay much attention to the given price....just as the buyer in this video..... :P
Anyways, I hope this lesson comes in handy when you shop in Mandarin speaking country. :) Jia you!