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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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FREE Chinese Lesson for the Day: It's too expensive!



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"It's too expensive!"


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A 多少钱?

duō shǎo qián? (door sh'ow [ow as in ouch] qee'en

How much?

B 一百块钱。

yi bǎi kuài qián. (yee buy k'why quee'en)

100 RMB.

A 太贵了!

tài guì le! (tie g'way ler)

Too expensive!

B 你说多少钱?

nǐ shuō duōshǎo qián? (knee shuo door sh'ow [ow as in ouch] quee'en)

Name your price.


Key Vocabulary

多少 duōshǎo (door sh'ow [as in ouch]
how much
qián (quee'en)
一百块钱 yībǎi kuài qián (yee buy quee'en)
100 RMB
tài (tie)
guì (g'way)
shuō (shore)
to say


Supplementary Vocabulary

便宜 pián yi (pea'en yee)
打折 dǎ zhé (da ger)
to discount
最低价 zuì dī jià (z'way dee jee'are)
the lowest price
mài (my)
to sell
划算 huá suàn (h'wa sue'anne)
to be worth the price




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