Compliment Shanghai Style

Just got a compliment from our cleaning lady about the new mattress we bought.

“How much did you pay?”

“400 Kuai”

“Ohh, not expensive” “Nice color”

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One Response to “Compliment Shanghai Style”

  1. Rong Li Meng
    June 28th, 2005 14:43

    That “compliment” sounds like the real thing to me. The opposite response, which I hear from my Shanghainese wife is: “Oh, you paid too much!” - the implication being that she is a much smarter shopper than I am.

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