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ID: 4025 Advanced
Wed Aug 23 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|巴不得||bābùdé||to be eager to|
|欢喜冤家||huānxǐyuānjiā||quarrelsome but loving couple|
zhè tiān zěnme shuō biàn jiù biàn de ，qíngkōngwànlǐ zhuǎn yǎn jiù piáopōdàyǔ le ，èi ，nǐ lǎogōng huì lái jiē nǐ ma ？
How has the weather changed so unexpectedly? From clear skies as far as the eye can see to a downpour of rain in the blink of an eye. Agh, is your husband coming to pick you up?
qiē ，tā lái jiē wǒ cái yǒuguǐ ne ，wǒmen zuótiān gāng tòngkuailínlí de chǎo le yī jià ，tā yīdìng bābùdé wǒ bèi hóngshuǐ chōng zǒu ba ！
Hmph, something would be up if he did. Yesterday we had quite a spirited argument, I think he'd be happy if I was swept away in a flood!
hāi ，nǐmen zhēn shì huānxǐyuānjiā ，dōu shuō zhè fūqī liǎ ya ，chuáng tóu chǎojià chuáng wěi hé ，wǒ kàn ya ，nǐ fú gè ruǎn dé le 。
Hey, you're really quite the quarrelling couple, they all say that you argue by the head of the bed and make up at the foot. As I see it, you should yield to him this once.
dōu shénme niándài le ，nǐ yě tài fēngjiàn le ba ，dōu bù wèn shéi duì shéi cuò ，shànglái zhíjiē ràng nǚrén gěi nánrén péibùshì ，píng shénme ya ？zàishuō le míngmíng shì tā cuò ，shéi jiào tā yīzhí tiáokǎn wǒ láizhe 。
What era do you think it is? That's a little bit feudal of you, no? You didn't even ask who was in the right and who was in the wrong. Why would you always directly ask the woman to apologize to the man? And another thing, he was clearly in the wrong, who told him he should keep mocking me like that?
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