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Buying a Shirt Intermediate

JoshFan It can mean both that you're considering buying it or a soft way of rejecting the offer. 
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End of the Year Bonus Surprise Intermediate

JoshFan 沒關係,我也是:)
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Visiting a Friend at the Hospital Intermediate

JoshFan Yes, you can also say 多注意身体. 
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Binge Reading Intermediate

Valanimal 多谢了  
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Varieties of Candy Intermediate

891760234 very interesting lesson, thanks.
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Thank You and Sorry Newbie

Guizhu This is an absolute newbie lesson. In 3:26, the pinyin for “不用谢” should be “bu 4 yong 4 xie4”. But “bu4” will have tone changes, so it sounds like “bu 2’, but actually it’s “bu 4”. So it isnt pr...
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What's That in Chinese? Newbie

Guizhu “这个用中文怎么说?” would be more common than “老师这个中文怎么说”, because the latter can easily make others misunderstand that you are asking how to say “this” in Chinese.
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Foot Therapy Intermediate

JoshFan It is a weird feeling when someone's touching your feet, but sometimes it's nice to give your feet a good treat:)
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Addressing Family Members Intermediate

JoshFan There's this handy app called "三姑六婆 relatives calculator", which you can know how to call your relatives with simply typing in the relations. You can try it out some time, it'll save you a lot of time trying to remember all the relatives. 
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Having One's Nails Done Intermediate

JoshFan Yes, 美甲 is used for both 手指甲 (finger nails) and 脚指甲 (toe nails).
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Voucher Promotion at the Mall Intermediate

JoshFan The standard way of saying this word is quàn, for example 消费券 彩券, but the pronunciation differs from places in China. It is commonly replaced with the word 卷 juàn, especially in the south. 
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Warm Winter Clothes Intermediate

JoshFan 可以,或者你也能说“我全身是汗”。
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Hot Pot Chitchat Intermediate

JoshFan I love hot pot as well, especially the mala hot pot 麻辣火锅. 
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Finding a Street Number Intermediate

JoshFan Yes, when she says 别说了, it sounds that she's really frustrated at last. 
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A Phone Call to the Moving Company Intermediate

JoshFan Yes, you're right, or we can say 办公室搬家了。
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亚马逊在华水土不服;德国调低经济增长预期 Media

PeonyM Hi, thanks for pointing out the inconsistency here. 拖累's correct pinyin is tuōlěi, the third tone. 累 is a complicated word with three different pronunciations:  1, lei3: 连续、重叠的意思,或者是指连带、牵连。“拖累”是指使人受到牵累,即牵连和连累,因此在这里应该读第三声; 2,lei4: 疲乏、疲劳的意思。在日...
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Wrapping a Gift Intermediate

891760234 very useful lesson, let me know the meaning of the gift "杯子“,thanks.
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Teacher Salary and Perks Intermediate

Dashu2005 correct!
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The Fantasy World of Wuxia Intermediate

susanna330666400 Thanks a lot!
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Ways to say "Otherwise": 否則 (fǒuzé) 不然 (bùrán) 要不 (yào bù) Qing Wen

ElshaYiu Hi Susanna,  I think it's accurate to say that  要不然 is used more colloquially, in a dialogue in particular.  The more formal equivalent would be 否则。