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ID: 2638 Advanced
中文的同音字、谐音字有时候真让学中文的人头疼,但同时,中国人又很爱用同音、谐音开玩笑。除此之外,许多祝福和禁忌的产生也跟声音有关,今天的课程要让大家认识许多跟十二生肖有关的成语和吉祥话,听这一课,可以用上十二年,是不是很划算呢?赶快来瞧瞧吧!
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一转眼 yīzhuǎnyǎn in the blink of an eye
接下来 jiē xiàlái next
唠叨 láodao to prattle on
bāi to posit
怎么一转眼又要过年了!感觉今年过得特别快。
zěnme yīzhuǎnyǎn yòu yào guònián le !gǎnjué jīnnián guò de tèbié kuài 。
How is it Chinese New Year again already! It feels like this year has flown by.
大概是因为今年是”马年,马儿跑得快嘛!接下来是羊年,应该会好一点儿。
dàgài shì yīnwèi jīnnián shì ”mǎnián ,mǎr pǎo de kuài ma !jiē xiàlái shì yángnián ,yīnggāi huì hǎo yīdiǎnr 。
Probably because this year was the Year of the Horse, horses run really quickly, no? Next it will be the Year of the Goat, so it will be a little better.
嘿!我不过唠叨一下日子过得太快,你倒是给我掰出这不是道理的道理,难道猪年还会过得特别慢吗?还是兔年大家都特别能跳?
hēi !wǒ bùguò láodao yīxià rìzi guò de tài kuài ,nǐ dào shì gěi wǒ bāichū zhè bùshì dàolǐ de dàolǐ ,nándào zhūnián hái huì guò de tèbié màn ma ?háishì tùnián dàjiā dōu tèbié néng tiào ?
Hey! All I was saying was that the days were going by fast, and you come out with this bizarre logic, does that mean the Year of the Pig goes especially slow? Or that everyone can jump better in the Year of the Rabbit?
开个玩笑嘛,何必这么认真?大家都知道,这些动物是搭配着咱们老祖宗发明的“干支纪年法”来的,十二地支对应到十二种动物。
kāigewánxiào ma ,hébì zhème rènzhēn ?dàjiā dōu zhīdào ,zhèxiē dòngwù shì dāpèi zhe zánmen lǎo zǔzōng fāmíng de “gānzhī jìniánfǎ ”lái de ,shíèr dìzhī duìyìng dào shí èr zhǒng dòngwù 。
I was only joking around, why are you being so serious? Everyone knows that these twelve animals go along with the Stems-and-Branches cycle used by our ancestors to record years, each of the 12 earthly branches corresponds to an animal.
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