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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?
Wed Jul 05 2017 | Fiona Tian, Gwilym
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|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|
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?
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?
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?
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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