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ID: 2651 Advanced
Thu Mar 05 2015 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym
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|茶水间||cháshuǐ jiān||kitchenette; office kitchen|
|绞尽脑汁||jiǎojìn nǎozhī||to rack one's brain|
|呕心沥血||ǒuxīn lìxiě||to put your blood, sweat and tears into something|
cháshuǐ jiān ]
[The office kitchen]
wǒ jiù shuō nàge jiànrén yīdìng zài wǒ bèihòu duì lǎobǎn shuōle shénme ，xiànzài hǎo la ！wǒ jiǎojìn nǎozhī ，ǒuxīn lìxiě guīhuà chūlái de ànzi ，jiù zhèyàng bèi tā nà xiānxiān xiǎoshǒu qīngqīng yì huī ，ránhòu jiù huīfēi yānmiè le 。nǐ shuō zhè kǒuqì wǒ zěnme tūn de xiàqu ？
I told you that bitch had said something to the boss behind my back, now look where we are! I racked my brains and put my blood, sweat and tears into planning that project, just to have her take it into her nimble little hands and now it has gone up in smoke. How am I supposed to just let it go?
zhēn de ma ？nǐ de ànzi zhēnde bèi gēzhì le ya ？bùshì hǎobùróngyì cái tōngguò de ma ？āiya ya ，kànlai nǐmen zhècì Liángzi jié dà le 。
Really? Has your project been shelved? Didn't you put all that effort into making sure it was approved? Oh No, it doesn't seem as if things between you two are going to get any better.
wǒ tīngdào xiāoxi de nà dāngxià ，zhēn shì chàdiǎnr méi xīnjī gěngsè ！wǒ yào shì huáiyùn ，dàgài jiù dāngchǎng bǎ háizi gěi shēng chūlái le 。tā jiūjìng yǐwéi tā shì shéi ya ！cái lái méi duō jiǔ ，jiù zhèyàng zuòwēi zuòfú de ，gēnběn jiùshì gǒuzhàngrénshì ！shénme yěbùhuì ，jiù zhàn le nà jiān zuìdà de bàngōngshì ，nà wǒ ne ？nǐ zhīdào wǒ gòngxiàn le duōshao qīngchūn gěi gōngsī ma ？
When I heard the news I literally almost had a heart attack! If I'd been pregnant, I probably would have given birth right then and there. Who the hell does she think she is! Strutting about like she owns the place after just having started here, she's relying on the boss' affection for her to get her way! She's completely incompetent, but still has the biggest office and what about me? Do you know how much of my youth I've contributed to this company?
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