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Festive Fatness

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ID: 2880 Intermediate
"Freshman 15" is an expression commonly used in the United States and Canada that refers to the 15lb of weight gained during a student's first year at college. We asked ourselves, is there a similar saying in Chinese. We found one in relation to the weight gain experienced after Chinese New Year. Rather than 15lb, it is 3斤 which is about 1.5kg or 4pounds. Tune in to find out how they got this festive fatness. Photo by 紫流
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假期 jiàqī vacation
结束 jiéshù to finish
希望 xīwàng hope
变成 biànchéng change
哎,春节假期这么快就结束啦!
āi ,chūnjié jiàqī zhème kuài jiù jiéshù la !
Agh, Spring Festival vacation is over so quickly!
可不是吗?真希望以后的春节假期可以从七天变成十五天。
kěbushì ma ?zhēn xīwàng yǐhòu de chūnjié jiàqī kěyǐ cóng qī tiān biàn chéng shíwǔ tiān 。
You're not wrong! I really hope that the Spring Festival will go from 7 days to 15 days in the future.
哈哈,希望美梦成真。对了,春节都做了什么呢?
hāhā ,xīwàng měimèngchéngzhēn 。duì le ,chūnjié dōu zuò le shénme ne ?
Ha ha, I hope that dream can come true. Oh yeah, what did you do for Spring Festival?
嗨,春节就一直忙着吃。
hāi ,chūnjié jiù yīzhí máng zhe chī 。
Huh, I busied myself eating during Spring Festival.
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