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ID: 1552 Intermediate
How does the word for "moonlight" refer to the modern Chinese worker's spending habits? Learn all about the secret life of the Chinese "moonlight clan" in this lesson, and how it relates to deep-seated Chinese spending habits.
Mon Nov 29 2010 | Jenny, John
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|月底||yuèdǐ||end of the month|
|月初||yuèchū||beginning of the month|
|发愁||fāchóu||to be worried|
|下馆子||xià guǎnzi||to eat out|
ài ！yòu dào yuèdǐ le ！
Agh! It's the end of the month again!
yuèdǐ zěnmele ？nǐ fā shénme chóu a ？
What's wrong with the end of the month? What are you so worried about?
yuèdǐ méi qián a 。méi qián jiù bùnéng xià guǎnzi ，bùnéng qù jiǔbā 。lián yuēhuì dōu qùbuliǎo 。
I have no money at the end of the month. Without money I can't go out to eat, can't go the bar - I can't even go on a date.
bùhuì ba ？zhème kělián ！nǐ de gōngzī ne ？
No way! You poor thing! What about your salary?
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