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It's Hard to Shed Fat

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ID: 2973 Intermediate
Losing weight can be a long and slow process. This is why today's interlocutor is feeling a bit glum. Their friend gives lots of advice on losing weight including running with them, swimming each day, or even trying diet pills. The friend is still not convinced. Photo by ronmerk
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
闷闷不乐 mènmènbùlè unhappy
开心 kāixīn happy
狗嘴里吐不出象牙 gǒuzuǐ li tǔbuchū xiàngyá no ivory comes from the mouth of a dog (Idiom)
风凉话 fēngliánghuà snide remarks;
最近看你一直闷闷不乐的,有什么不开心的,说出来让我开心一下啊。
zuìjìn kàn nǐ yīzhí mènmènbùlè de ,yǒu shénme bù kāixīn de ,shuō chūlai ràng wǒ kāixīn yīxià ā 。
I've seen you looking quite miserable lately. What are you upset about? Tell me and make me feel a bit better.
讨厌,狗嘴里吐不出象牙。我都快胖死了,你还在那儿说风凉话。
tǎoyàn ,gǒuzuǐ li tǔbuchū xiàngyá 。wǒ dōu kuài pàng sǐ le ,nǐ háizài nàr shuō fēngliánghuà 。
You're so annoying. What can you expect from a hog but a grunt. I am really really fat and you're there making light of things.
以后每天跟着我跑步去,保证你一个月之内瘦成一道闪电。
yǐhòu měitiān gēn zhe wǒ pǎobù qù ,bǎozhèng nǐ yī ge yuè zhīnèi shòu chéng yī dào shǎndiàn 。
From now on you can go running with me every day. I guarantee that you'll be skinny as a rake within a month.
这不行,我一跑步就想吐。
zhè bùxíng ,wǒ yī pǎobù jiù xiǎng tù 。
No I can't. I feel like vomiting every time I run.
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