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ID: 0240 Advanced
Mon Sep 04 2006 | Jenny, 乐观
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|弄巧成拙||nòngqiǎochéngzhuō||to outsmart oneself|
āi ，wǒ yī bùxiǎoxīn yòu bǎ wǒ nǚpéngyou gěi dézuì le 。tā xiànzài shēngqì bùlǐ wǒ le ，zhēn yùmèn 。
Agh, once again, I've gone and offended my girlfriend! Now she's angry and she won't respond to me. I'm really down in the dumps.
á ？zěnmehuíshì ne ？
Huh? What happened?
wǒ hé tā kāi ge xiǎowánxiào ，méixiǎngdào tā hái dàngzhēn le ，zhēnshì yīdiǎnr5 yě bù yōumò 。
I made a joke with her. I had no idea she would take it to heart. She has no sense of humor at all.
kěnéng shì lǐjiě shang de piānchā ba ，cái huì bǎ wánxiào dàngzhēn 。bùguò wánxiào yě bié kāi de tài guòhuǒ ，fǒuzé jiù bù shì yōumò la 。
Maybe you two had different takes on it, and so she took the joke seriously. But you can't go overboard with the jokes, or they're not funny anymore.
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