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It's Written in the Stars - Part 1

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ID: 2414 Upper Intermediate
Whether you believe in it or not, astrology is an unavoidable part of dating in China. When looking for a potential mate, many people still look to the stars for answers. In the first of ChinesePod's series on astrology, two friends discuss the positives of having a Virgo husband.
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相亲 xiāngqīn matchmaking, dating
交往 jiāowǎng to communicate, go out with
闺蜜 guīmì female confidante
印象 yìnxiàng impression
小文,有人送花给你,什么情况?
Xiǎowén ,yǒurén sòng huā gěi nǐ ,shénme qíngkuàng ?
Xiao Wen, someone gave you flowers. What's the deal?
啊呀,就是上次和你说过相亲对象。
āyā ,jiùshì shàngcì hé nǐ shuō guo xiāngqīn duìxiàng 。
Jeez, it's that guy I got set up with that I told you about before.
你们开始交往啦,都不告诉我,太不把我当闺蜜了,感觉怎么样?
nǐmen kāishǐ jiāowǎng la ,dōu bù gàosu wǒ ,tài bù bǎ wǒ dāng guīmì le ,gǎnjué zěnmeyàng ?
You've started seeing each other! You didn't tell me anything. It's like I'm not your good friend at all! What did you think about him?
才见了两次面,第一印象还可以。不过觉得他有点怪,有洁癖。上次去饭店吃饭,拿出湿纸巾把餐桌擦了一遍,还特地去问服务员要来开水烫碗和杯子。
cái jiàn le liǎng cì miàn ,dìyī yìnxiàng háikěyǐ 。bùguò juéde tā yǒudiǎn guài ,yǒu jiépǐ 。shàngcì qù fàndiàn chīfàn ,náchū shī zhǐjīn bǎ cānzhuō cā le yī biàn ,hái tèdì qù wèn fúwùyuán yàolái kāishuǐ tàng wǎn hé bēizi 。
We've only met two times. My first impression was okay. However, I think he's a bit strange and a bit of a neat freak. Last time we went to a restaurant to eat, he took out a wet wipe and wiped down the whole table, and he specifically asked the waiter to bring hot water to wash the bowls and glasses.
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