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Eating Idioms, Part 3

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ID: QW0189 Upper-Intermediate
In part three of this 吃-centric series, learn a few idiomatic expressions involving "eating." This Chinese lesson takes a look at some interesting examples as it ventures into Upper Intermediate territory.
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chī le zhàyào
to eat explosives
chī le zhàyào "jiùshì luàn màrén ,shuōhuà hěn nántīng 。
To 'eat explosives' is to swear at people and say awful-sounding things.
nǐ zěnme yī lái jiù kāishǐ màrén ,shì bu shì chī le zhàyào ?
How come you started swearing at people the minute you got here? Did you eat explosives?
tā jīntiān xiàng chī le zhàyào yīyàng ,jiàn rén jiù mà 。
It's like he ate explosives today. He's swearing at people the instant he comes across them.
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