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ID: 2915 Intermediate
If you've been working all day, the last thing you want to come home to find is your partner kicking back watching television on the sofa when there are chores to be done and food to prepared. Listen to this argument between a couple, and how the man savvily uses some classical Chinese forms of address to try and make peace with his wife by calling here an Empress! Photo by shadowhound
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
烧水 shāoshuǐ to boil water
沙发 shāfā sofa
xiē to rest
一会儿 yīhuǐr a while
回到家也不帮忙洗个菜、烧个水,就知道躺在沙发上看电视!
huídàojiā yě bù bāngmáng xǐ gè cài 、shāo gè shuǐ ,jiù zhīdào tǎng zài shāfā shàng kàn diànshì !
You got home and didn't help washing the vegetables or boiling water. I knew you'd be lying on the sofa watching television!
亲爱的,我都忙了一天了,你就让我歇一会儿呗。
qīn ài de ,wǒ dōu máng le yītiān le ,nǐ jiù ràng wǒ xiē yīhuǐr bei 。
Darling, I've been so busy all day, just let me rest for a minute.
噢,就只有你上班,就只有你累,我就不累啊?
ò ,jiù zhǐyǒu nǐ shàngbān ,jiù zhǐyǒu nǐ lèi ,wǒ jiù bù lèi ā ?
Oh, it's only you who has to work, it's only you who is tired, I'm not tired, am I?
哎呀,来来来,好老婆,我帮你按摩按摩,你就让我静一静呗。
āiyā ,lái lái lái ,hǎo lǎopó ,wǒ bāng nǐ ànmó ànmó ,nǐ jiù ràng wǒ jìng yī jìng bei 。
Oh no, come, come, my darling wife, if I give you a massage, will you leave me in peace for a while.
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