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ID: 1149 Upper Intermediate
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遛鸟 liùniǎo to take a bird for a walk
鸡飞狗跳 jīfēigǒutiào chaos
咽气 yànqì to croak, to die
操劳 cāoláo to work hard
Lǎo Zhào ,hěn jiǔ méi kàn nǐ chūlai liùniǎo le ?
Seems like I haven't seen you take your bird for a walk in a long time, Lao Zhao.
nǎyǒu xīnqíng liù a ?jiālǐ nào de jīfēigǒutiào de ,bǎ wǒ gěi fán sǐ le 。
How could I been in the mood to walk my bird? They're fighting and carrying on at home. It's driving me crazy!
zěnme la ?
What's wrong?
wǒ hái méi yànqì ne ,jǐ ge háizi jiù kāishǐ zhēng fángzi le 。
I haven't even croaked, and my kids are already fighting over the house.
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