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ID: 2734 Upper Intermediate
Does erotica become less erotic as time goes on. Listen to two friends talk about a famous Kun Opera based on a rather risque Ming dynasty story.
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老实说 lǎoshi shuō to be frank
还好 hái hǎo luckily
明朝 Míngcháo Ming dynasty (A.D.1368–1644)
色情小说 sèqíng xiǎoshuō erotic fiction
我昨晚去看了昆曲“游园惊梦”!
wǒ zuówǎn qù kàn le kūnqǔ “yóuyuánjīngmèng ”!
Last night I went to see a Kun opera called The Peony Pavilion!
真的呀?我不知道你对昆曲有兴趣。
zhēnde ya ?wǒ bù zhīdào nǐ duì kūnqǔ yǒu xìngqù 。
Really? I didn't know you liked Kun operas.
老实说,台上的人在唱什么我一个字也听不懂。不过还好我读过”牡丹亭“。
lǎoshi shuō ,tái shàng de rén zài chàng shénme wǒ yí ge zì yě tīng bù dǒng 。búguò hái hǎo wǒ dú guò ”mǔdāntíng “。
To be honest, I couldn't understand a word they sang on stage. But luckily I have read The Peony Pavilion before.
哦!我知道”牡丹亭“!就是明朝的色情小说嘛!
ò !wǒ zhīdào ”mǔdāntíng “!jiùshì Míngcháo de sèqíng xiǎoshuō ma !
Oh! I know the Peony Pavilion! The erotic novel from the Ming dynasty.
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