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Do you Have an A4 Waist?
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ID: 2892 Upper Intermediate
Did you hear about the latest trend to hit WeChat. People were uploading pictures of themselves holding A4 sheets of paper up to their waist and posting these selfies onto their Moments feed. Why you ask? Well in order to prove that they have a waist that measures less that 8 inches naturally! Listen to a chat about this crazy social media trend and perhaps try it yourselves at home. Most folks might want to try A3 paper though ;) Photo from the BBC of Yuzhu Ruan
Thu May 19 2016 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|遮住||zhēzhù||to cover; to mask|
|小蛮腰||xiǎományāo||a waist like that of Xiao Man (concubine to poet Bai Juyi)|
|难道||nándào||can it be that|
|落伍||luòwǔ||behind the times|
péngyou quānr lǐ zhè jǐ tiān gègè dōu ná ēisì zhǐ zhēzhù xiǎományāo ，zhè shì yào gànma ，nándào wǒ yòu luòwǔ la ？
Over the last few days everyone on my Moments has taken a sheet of A4 paper to cover their waists, which all look like that of Xiaoman. What for? Am I falling behind the times or something?
yǒu zìzhī zhīmíng háishì jí hǎo de ，luòwǔ běnlái jiùshì nín lǎo de biāoqiān ya ！hāhā ，zhècì tāmen shài de dōu shì ēisì yāo 。
At least you know it, we've always labelled you as behind the times! Haha, this time what they're showing off is their A4 waists.
ēi ēi ，nǐ zhè xiǎogūniang ，gěi wǒ tiē biāoqiān ò ，dàshū yě kěyǐ hěn shímáo de 。bùguò zhè ēisì yāo dàodǐ shì shénme ā ，gànmá xiù zhè ge ？
Ah, ah! A little girl like you sticking labels on me eh? Your uncle can be very fashionable too. But what is this A4 waist? Why are they showing that off?
kàn ba ，shuō nín luòwǔ hái bù fúqì ne ，ēisì yāo gùmíngsīyì ，jiùshì yòng ēisì zhǐ zhē de zhù de yāo bēi ，zhè shì xīnyīlúnr de hǎo shēncái píngjià biāozhǔn 。
You see, and you didn't like being called behind the times. An A4 waist is exactly what it says, that you can use an A4 sheet of paper to cover your waist. It's a new standard of having a good body.
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