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Going on a Diet
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ID: 0539 Pre Intermediate
In the Tang Dynasty, to be fat was to be beautiful. Nowadays, as the Bling Dynasty sweeps the nation, oh how the tables have turned. China is a land of magical weight-loss remedies. Whether it's braving the acupuncture needles, downing little "herbal" pills, or, for the more traditional, training on the humble hula hoop, weight-loss methods abound. Listen to this podcast to learn how some Chinese friends plan to lose that "spare tire."
Wed Jun 06 2007 | Jenny, John
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|穿不下||chuānbuxià||to not fit into|
|减肥||jiǎnféi||to lose weight|
āi ，jīntiān zhēn méijìn 。guàng le yī tiān ，shénme yě méi mǎidào 。
(Sigh.) Today was really tedious. Shopping all day, and haven't bought a thing.
shì yā ，hǎokàn de yīfu nàme duō ，kěxī yī jiàn dōu chuānbuxià 。
Yeah. There are so many nice clothes. It's such a shame that nothing fits me.
wǒ yě shì 。xiànzài tiān rè le ，wǒ tūrán fāxiàn yuánlái zìjǐ zhème pàng 。
Same goes for me. Now that the weather is hot, I've suddenly discovered that I've gotten really fat.
shì a ，zhēn děi yào jiǎnféi le 。wǒ zhìshǎo yào shòu shí jīn 。
Yeah, I really need to lose weight. I want to lose at least 5 kilograms.
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