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ID: 4007 Advanced
Sat Jul 15 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|昂首挺胸||ángshǒu tǐngxiòng||to keep one's head up and chest puffed out|
|波涛汹涌||bōtāo xiōngyǒng||waves surging forth|
nǐ kàn kan nàxiē kàn xiù de měinǚ ，yīgègè ángshǒutǐngxiōng de xiàng jí le jiāoào yōuyǎ de tiān\'é ，zhè zhàopiàn lǐ ，wǒ zài rénqún zhōng zěnme kàn dōu xiàng shì péichèn de shānjī ，yùmèn zhì jí 。
Look at those pretty ladies watching the show, each one of them with their heads held high and their chests pushed out. They look really like proud graceful swans. In this photo, however you look at it, I'm the pheasant to their swans, it's so depressing.
ā hāhāhāhā ，yěméiyǒu nàme zāogāo la ，rénjiā shì píngxiōng gǔgǎn shíshàng fànr ，nǐ nà shì bōtāo xiōngyǒng ròuyù fànr ，gèyǒuqiānqiū ，dōu tǐng hǎo dōu tǐng hǎo ！
Ha ha ha, it's not that bad. Those other people are all flat-chested and bony fashionistas. Whereas you're a chick with raging sex appeal. Each of you have your advantages, you're both good!
nǐ zhè shì zànměi ma ？zěnme tīng zhe yīdiǎnr5 yě gāoxìng bù qǐlái ne ！
Is that a compliment? How is it that I'm not any happier after hearing it?
āiyā ，nǐ yào zìxìn xiē ya ，zhè shìjiè shàng jiù zhǐyǒu yī gè dúyīwú èr de nǐ ，gànmá zǒng gēn bù xiānggān de rén bǐjiào ne ，bùshì zìzhǎo fánnǎo ma ？
Ah, you should be more confident in yourself. There's only one unique you in this world. Why are you always comparing yourself to people who have nothing to do with you? Isn't that just making trouble for yourself?
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