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No Sense of Personal Space
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ID: 4035 Upper Intermediate
The idea of personal space and etiquette can differ across different across countries and cultures. Listen to someone vent about how people have no respect for manners of personal space anymore.
Thu Sep 14 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|大呼小叫||dàhūxiǎojiào||to make a fuss|
wǒ yào bān huí wǒ lǎojiā le ！zhè guǐ dìfang wǒ dāi bù xiàqu le ！
I want to move back to our old family home! I can't stay in this hellish place any longer!
zěnme la ？bié zài nà dàhūxiǎojiào de ，shéi yòu rě nǐ zhàmáo le ？
What's wrong? Don't cause a scene, who has got your back up this time?
wǒ dàhūxiǎojiào ？wǒ gānggāng kāichē chūmén ，xiān shì lùshang dǎ fāngxiàngdēng yào yòu zhuǎn ，hòufāng lái chē jūrán jiāsù chāoqián yòu zhuǎn ，chàdiǎn jiù cā dào wǒ de chē le ！jiē zhe xiàchē dào biànlìdiàn mǎi diǎnr hē de ，wǒ cái bǎ bīngxiāng mén dǎkāi ，pángbiān nà xiǎozi jìngrán yī shēnshǒu ná le wǒ yào de nà guàn chá jiù zǒu ！
I'm causing a scene? I was just driving from home, and I was signaling right, and a car came suddenly accelerated from behind and overtook me to turn right. He almost hit me! Then when I got out of the car to buy something to drink at a convenience store, I'd just opened the door to the fridge when a little hoodlum stretched out his arm from beside me to take the bottle of tea I wanted.
zhè nǐ jiù bù dǒng le ，Zhōngguórén jiǎng de shì jítǐzhǔyì ，jiǎng xiàolǜ ，nǐ bīngxiāng mén dōu kāi hǎo le ，hái méi shēnshǒu ，tā kàn yǒu kòngdǎng jiù xiān xiàshǒu le ，miǎnde děng huǐr tā hái děi zài kāi yīcì mén 。
You don't even understand this? Chinese people talk in terms of collectivism and efficacy. With the door to the fridge already open, and you not having stretched out your arm yet, he made the first move when he saw the free opportunity, to avoid having to open the door again.
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