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Is That a Real Excuse?

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ID: 4003 Intermediate
  A husband starts questioning his wife, trying to see if she really had an excuse for missing their movie date. It turns out she had to take her mother to the flower market, but how can she explain him seeing her at the movie theatre wearing a black coat?
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花市 huāshì flower market
非要 fēiyào absolutely insist on
之所以…是因为 zhī suǒyǐ…shì yīnwèi the reason that... is because
要不是 yàobùshì if it weren't for
欸,我问你,你昨天下午是真的跟你妈去花市吧?
èi ,wǒ wèn nǐ ,nǐ zuótiān xiàwǔ shì zhēnde gēn nǐ mā qù huā shì ba ?
Ah, let me ask you, did you really go with your mother to the flower market yesterday afternoon?
对啊,她非要去,买了了五盆花呢,怎么了吗?
duìa ,tā fēiyào qù ,mǎi le le wǔ pén huā ne ,zěnmele ma ?
Yeah, she insisted on going. We bought five pots of flowers, what about it?
你昨天下午之所以不能跟我去看电影,是因为你得陪你妈去花市,对吧?
nǐ zuótiān xiàwǔ zhī suǒyǐ bùnéng gēn wǒ qù kàn diànyǐng ,shì yīnwèi nǐ děi péi nǐ mā qù huā shì ,duìba ?
So the reason you couldn't go to see a film with me yesterday afternoon was because you had to accompany your mother to the flower market, is that correct?
没错啊,要不是她突然想去,又一定要我开车,我是很想跟你去看电影的。
méicuò ā ,yàobùshì tā tūrán xiǎngqù ,yòu yīdìng yào wǒ kāichē ,wǒ shì hěn xiǎng gēn nǐ qù kàn diànyǐng de 。
That's right. If she hadn't suddenly had the urge to go, and insisted on me driving her, I would really have liked to go see a film with you.
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