2019-10-05upper intermediate

I Want a Refund – HSK 4 Reading Practice

In this HSK 4 reading practice we'll practice a few phrases that will help your Chinese listening, reading and writing.

These sentences are part of a longer conversation between a store manager and a customer returning his printer. As you look at the examples you will be able to follow along with a native speaker. You can also select traditional or simplified characters. To view English translations, simply hover the mouse over the words you would like to know.

Suggestion for study:


  • Read without assistance

  • Listen and follow along

  • Hover over words you do not understand

  • Practice with the full lesson

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zhè
this, these
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
dǎ yìn jī
打印机
打印機
printer
shì
is, are
I, me
shàng
previous, first (of multiple parts)
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
yuè
month
mǎi
to buy, to purchase
de
(used to form a nominal expression)
 
jīn tiān
今天
今天
today
tū rán
突然
突然
suddenly, abruptly
yòng
to use
bù liǎo
不了
不了
(after verb) unable to, cannot
le
(completed action marker)
 
I, me
xiǎng
to want, to wish
tuì kuǎn
退款
退款
to refund, refund
 

I bought this printer last month. Today it suddenly can’t be used. I want a refund.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
zhè
this, these
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
dǎ yìn jī
打印机
打印機
printer
de
~'s (possessive particle)
tuì kuǎn
退款
退款
to refund, refund
bǎo zhèng
保证
保證
guarantee
qī xiàn
期限
期限
time limit, deadline, allotted time
shì
is, are
 
1
1
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
yuè
month
 
xiàn zài
现在
現在
now, at present
yǐ jīng
已经
已經
already
guò
to go over, to pass (time)
le
(completed action marker)
 
1
1
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
yuè
month
le
(completed action marker)
 
kǒng pà
恐怕
恐怕
fear, to dread, perhaps
bù néng
不能
不能
cannot, must not
tuì kuǎn
退款
退款
to refund, refund
le
(completed action marker)
 

The refund guarantee period for this printer is 1 month. 1 month has already passed by now, I’m afraid I can’t give you a refund.

Character set
Pinyin
Hover over any word to show translation
I, me
jué de
觉得
覺得
to think, to feel
zhè
this, these
ge
classifier for people or objects in general
dǎ yìn jī
打印机
打印機
printer
cóng
from
as soon as
kāi shǐ
开始
開始
to begin, to start
jiù
just (emphasis)
shì
is, are
huài
bad, spoiled, broken
de
(used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
 
I, me
mǎi
to buy, to purchase
huí lái
回来
回來
to return, to come back
cái
only then, only
yòng
to use
le
(completed action marker)
liǎng
two
classifier for enumerated events: time
 
jiù
just (emphasis)
yòng
to use
bù liǎo
不了
不了
(after verb) unable to, cannot
le
(completed action marker)
 

I think this printer was faulty from the start. I’ve just used it two times since I bought it, and now it’s unusable.

Character set
Pinyin

See these example sentences used in a conversation here.

Here's another lesson about ordering something in a store.

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