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ID: 2638 Advanced
Fri Feb 13 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|一转眼||yīzhuǎnyǎn||in the blink of an eye|
|唠叨||láodao||to prattle on|
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.
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.
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?
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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