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ID: 2634 Advanced
Fri Feb 06 2015 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|赶||gǎn||to hurry to|
|讨老婆||tǎo lǎopó||to marry a woman|
|还说呢||hái shuō ne||Tell me about it!|
xiǎowú ā ，gōngxǐ gōngxǐ ！gǎn zài niánqián jiéle hūn ，rén shuō “yǒuqián méi qián ，tǎo gè lǎopó hǎo guònián ”，nǐ xiànzài zhēnde kěyǐ hǎohāo guònián luō 。
Xiao Wu, congratulations! It's good you got married before the end of the year, you know what people say, "Whether or not you have money, you should get a wife with whom to bring in the new year." Now you can really bring in the new year well.
hái shuō ne ，cái jiéwánhūn ，bàba māma 、shūshu āyí ，yīgègè dōu lái tíxǐng wǒ ，jiéle hūn ，chénglejiā ，jiùshì ge dàren le ，guònián kě méi hóngbāo lǐng le ，fǎnér dě zhǔnbèi hǎo hóngbāo ，yào fāgěi wǒ de zhíér 、zhínǚ ，xiǎngdào yào huā zhème duō qián bāo hóngbāo ，wǒ hūránjiān bùtài xiǎng guònián le 。
Tell me about it, I've just gotten married and my parents and aunties and uncles all came to me one by one to remind me that after getting married and making a family, I'm a grown-up now, so I won't have red envelopes at new year anymore, now it is me that has to prepare red envelopes for my nephew and nieces. Thinking of all the money I'll have to give out makes me suddenly not so keen to bring in the new year.
kāi shénme wánxiào ，nǐ dōu chū shèhuì gōngzuò jǐnián le ？háizài lǐng hóngbāo ，wǒmen jiā de guīju ，kāishǐ gōngzuò jiù bù zhǔn lǐng hóngbāo le ，wǒ dōu kuài wàng le lǐng hóngbāo shì shénme gǎnjué le 。
Are you joking? How many years have you been working now? And you're still getting red envelopes? Our family's rule is that as soon as you start working, you can't get a red envelope anymore, I've almost forgotten what it is like to get one.
shìma ？wǒmen jiā zhǎngbèi de guānniàn shì ，jiéhūn yǐqián ，dōu shì háizi ，zhǎngbèi dōuhuì fā hóngbāo de ，méixiǎngdào nǐmen jiā de guīju zhème yángé 。
Really? The older generation of our family considers everyone a child until they get married, so they can still receive a red envelope. I didn't realize your family would have such strict rules.
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