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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.
Wed Jul 22 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|老实说||lǎoshi shuō||to be frank|
|明朝||Míngcháo||Ming dynasty (A.D.1368–1644)|
|色情小说||sèqíng xiǎoshuō||erotic fiction|
wǒ zuówǎn qù kàn le kūnqǔ “yóuyuánjīngmèng ”！
Last night I went to see a Kun opera called The Peony Pavilion!
zhēnde ya ？wǒ bù zhīdào nǐ duì kūnqǔ yǒu xìngqù 。
Really? I didn't know you liked Kun operas.
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.
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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