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ID: 1817 Elementary
In recent years, China's stunning economic progress has propelled it into the ranks of "nations that pretend to use dental floss to appease their dentists." Many Chinese people are also now aware that excessive use of toothpicks can be a bad thing. If you're ready for the big "dental floss or toothpick" question, this is the lesson for you.
Mon Dec 05 2011 | Jenny, John
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|不用||bùyòng||to not use|
nǐ píngshí yòng yáxiàn ma ？
Do you regularly use dental floss?
bùyòng 。wǒ yòng yáqiān 。
I don't. I use toothpicks.
yáqiān duì yáchǐ bù hǎo 。
Toothpicks aren't good for your teeth.
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