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Avoiding The Gym At All Costs

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ID: 2934 Elementary
We all have good intentions of going to the sports center to work out, but some people will try and get out of exercise out at all costs. In this case, the elevator is broken and the gym is on the 12th floor, so naturally, you've gotta go home and wait for it to get fixed... Photo by G.James
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运动 yùndòng sports
运动中心 yùndòng zhōngxīn sports center
回来 huílai to come back
这样 zhèyàng in this way
你为什么在这儿?你不是去运动吗?
nǐ wèishénme zài zhèr ?nǐ bùshì qù yùndòng ma ?
What are you doing here? Didn't you go to exercise?
运动中心的电梯坏了,我就回来了。
yùndòng zhōngxīn de diàntī huài le ,wǒ jiù huílai le 。
The elevator at the sports center is broken, so I just came back.
这样才好啊,电梯坏了就可以走楼梯了!
zhèyàng cái hǎo ā ,diàntī huài le jiù kěyǐ zǒu lóutī le !
That's the best thing, if the elevator is broken you can walk up the stairs!
十二层太高了,楼梯间又没有空调。
shí èr céng tài gāo le ,lóutījiān yòu méiyǒu kōngtiáo 。
The twelfth floor is too high and there is no AC in the stairway.
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