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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
Wed Apr 27 2016 | Gwilym, Fiona Tian
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āi ，chūnjié jiàqī zhème kuài jiù jiéshù la ！
Agh, Spring Festival vacation is over so quickly!
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.
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?
hāi ，chūnjié jiù yīzhí máng zhe chī 。
Huh, I busied myself eating during Spring Festival.
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