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Practical Audio-Visual Chinese, Book 5, 2nd edition, Chapter 1, vocab and meanings

忍耐

V: to exercise patience; to be patient; to exercise self-restraint; N: patience, self-restraint

A: continuously or exhaustively

住宅區

N: residential area

快遞

N: an express delivery

效率

N: efficiency

故障

V: malfunction

氣憤

SV: to be furious, indignant; A: furiously

V: to break to pieces, smash; SV: to be broken in pieces, smashed

諷刺

V: to mock, satirize; SV: satirical, sarcastic

保證書

N: (written) warranty

蓋章

VO: to stamp one's seal or stamp

V: to have an insatiable desire to do something, to hanker after something, to be tempted to do something

V: to embarrass; SV: to be embarassed

起初

A: at first, in the beginning

連續

A: in succession, one after another

愧疚

SV/AT: to suffer from a guilty conscience, to feel a sense of guilt, to feel pangs of shame

仿冒品

N: reproduction of a name brand product, imitation of a popular product, a fake, counterfeit good

瑕疵

N: a defect, flaw

大道理

N: a persuasive argument, a high-sounding statement, a lecture

唱片行

N: CD shops

專輯

N: album

賠罪

VO: to apologize

正版

AT/N: edition with copyright

差別

N: a difference, disparity

索取

V: to ask for

統一發票

N: uniform invoice

中獎

VO: to win a lottery; to win a drawing

興致

N: spirits, mood to enjoy

因小失大

IE:To try to save a little only to lose a lot

貨比三家不吃虧

IE: Compare before buying something; shop around before making a purchase

上一次當學一次乖

IE: Take this as a lesson for next time; learn from being fooled once

得不償失

IE: The loss outweighs the gain; not worth the effort/price

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