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ID: 1601 Advanced
Fri Feb 04 2011 | David, Jiaojie
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Each lesson has it's unique vocabulary and will provide you with definitions and recordings so you can practice the pronunciation. You will also be able to grasp the core material of a lesson at a glance. Here we're showing you the Simplified Chinese version.
|给力||gěilì||to give strength, [fig. helpful, cool, impressive]|
|年终奖||niánzhōngjiǎng||end of the year bonus|
|囧||jiǒng||awful, depressing, embarrassing|
lěng sǐ le ，bàngōngshì de kōngtiáo zhēn bù gěilì ！
It's freezing. The air-conditioner in the office is so weak!
jiùshì 。wǒ shǒu dōu dòng de dǎbùliǎo zì le 。zài Táobǎo shàng mǎi le gè rèshuǐdài ，yī ge xīngqī le hái méi dào ！
Yeah. My hand is so cold I can't even type. I ordered a hot water pouch on Taobao. It's already been a week and it hasn't arrived!
zhè jǐ tiān xià dàxuě ，érqiě kuàidì dōu huíjiā guò Chūnjié le ，kěndìng hěn bù gěilì ma ！
It's been snowing really heavily lately. Also, all the delivery people have gone home for Spring Festival. It'll definitely take ages!
yào guònián le ，xīwàng niánzhōngjiǎng gěilì xiē ，bùrán yòu yào guò gè jiǒng nián ！
It's almost the New Year. I hope the New Year bonuses are actually worth something. Otherwise I'll have to suffer through another crappy year!
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