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Chatting on the Moon

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ID: 2782 Upper Intermediate
Listen to a dialogue between the two Chinese folklore characters Chang'E and Wu Gang. Learn about Chinese mythology as well as some useful smalltalk. http://wi.st/1G7DZYq
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转眼 zhuǎn yǎn in the blink of an eye
结果 jiéguǒ to bear fruit
怪不得 guàibude no wonder
上...年 shàng...nián over... years
转眼又到八月十五了,吴刚先生,您的桂花树砍得怎么样?
zhuǎn yǎn yòu dào bāyuè shí wǔ le ,Wú Gāng xiānsheng ,nín de guìhuā shù kǎn de zěnmeyàng ?
In the blink of an eye it's already the 15th day of the eighth lunar month again, Mr Wu Gang. How is cutting down your Osmanthus tree going?
唉,人间的桂花树早都已经开了,我这月亮上的桂花树却还没有砍完啊。
ài ,rénjiān de guìhuā shù zǎo dōu yǐjīng kāi le ,wǒ zhè yuèliàng shàng de guìhuā shù què hái méiyǒu kǎn wán ā 。
Agh! The Osmanthus trees in the mortal world are already in bloom, but I still haven't finished chopping down the Osmanthus trees on the moon.
看您这桂花树既不开花,也不结果的,怪不得玉皇大帝要您把这树给砍了呀。
kàn nín zhè guìhuā shù jì bù kāihuā ,yě bù jiéguǒ de ,guàibude Yùhuángdàdì yào nín bǎ zhè shù gěi kǎn le ya 。
It looks like your Osmanthus tree here doesn't bloom and it doesn't bear fruit, no wonder the Jade Emperor wants you to chop it down.
话是没错,可是这差事真不容易啊。
huà shì méicuò ,kěshì zhè chàshì zhēn bù róngyì ā 。
It's easy to say, but this task is no walk in the park.
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