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ID: 2999 Upper Intermediate
In Asia, eating out is a common practice. Not only is tasty food available on every street corner, but also, many people live in small apartments where perhaps they don’t have a functioning kitchen. However, the downside of eating out regularly is that you can’t control what’s going into your food which can impact your health over time. Photo by gianlucaponti
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麻辣火锅 málà huǒguō spicy hot pot
外食 wàishí restaurant food; take-away
没办法 méi bànfǎ to have no solution
无可奈何 wúkěnàihé to have no other way
小莉,晚餐吃什么?要不要跟我一起去吃个麻辣火锅啊?
Xiǎo Lì ,wǎncān chī shénme ?yào bù yào gēn wǒ yīqǐ qù chī gè málà huǒguō ā ?
Xiaoli, what are you eating for dinner? Do you want to go with me to eat spicy hotpot?
我不去了,晚上我想在家吃。你最近好像常常吃外食?
wǒ bù qù le ,wǎnshang wǒ xiǎng zài jiā chī 。nǐ zuìjìn hǎoxiàng chángcháng chī wàishí ?
I don't want to go, I want to eat at home tonight. You seem to be eating out a lot lately?
没办法啊,自从我搬家了以后,几乎餐餐都在外面解决。
méi bànfǎ ā ,zìcóng wǒ bānjiā le yǐhòu ,jīhū cāncān dōu zài wàimian jiějué 。
I've got no other choice. Since I moved house, I eat almost all of my meals out.
每餐都在外面吃,这样不太好吧。
měi cān dōu zài wàimian chī ,zhèyàng bùtài hǎo ba 。
It's not to good to eat every meal out, is it?
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