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Retired Life

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ID: 1704 Upper Intermediate
What does retirement mean to the Chinese elderly? Just pensions and a bunch of sitting around? Fortunately, some old folks have more interesting aspirations. In this Chinese lesson, we take a positive and a negative look at life after work.
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战友 zhànyǒu war buddies
退休 tuìxiū to retire
甭提了 béng tí le 'don't bring it up'
mèn bored, depressed
yō ,shì LǎoLiú a ?
Hey, is that Old Liu?
Lǎo Zhāng ?āiyā ,zánmen lǎo zhànyǒu duōshao nián méijiàn le ?
Old Zhang? Oh, man. How long has it been since us old war buddies have met?
kuài èrshí nián le ba ,nǐ zuìjìn zěnmeyàng ,tuìxiū le ma ?
Almost 20 years now, right? How have you been? Are you retired?
yǐjīng tuì le ,nǐ ne ?
I'm already retired. You?
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