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ID: 3063 Upper Intermediate
In today's lesson, a Taiwanese man finds out his classmate is from Sichuan Province, and then starts chatting her up with lots of idiotic and stereotypical questions about Sichuan and its people. Don't be that person.
Thu Apr 13 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|闲不住||xián bùzhù||to be busy; refuse to be idle|
|实不相瞒||shíbùxiāngmán||truth be told|
èi ，gēn nǐ yīqǐ shàng le jǐ ge lǐbài de kè ，dōu bù zhīdào nǐ shì nǎlǐ rén 。
Ah, I've been taking classes with you for several weeks now and I don't even know where you're from.
wǒ shì Sìchuān rén ，jiùshì Chuāncài de Sìchuān 。
I'm from Sichuan, where all the good Sichuanese food comes from.
shìma ？wǒ zǎo jiù xiǎngdào Sìchuān lǚyóu le ！nǐmen nàr yīdìng yǒu hěn duō shǎhān de xióngmāo ba ？qiánzhènzi èrshí jǐ zhī xióngmāo liàngxiàng de yǐngpiàn nǐ kàn guò le ma ？
Really? I've wanted to go traveling to Sichuan for ages! You must have so many dumb pandas where you live, yeah? Did you see that film that recently came out of over 20 pandas?
zhè qún xióngháizi jiùshì xián bùzhù ，shíbùxiāngmán ，wǒjiā nàr jiājiāhùhù dōu yǎng zhe xióngmāo ，nà zhī shuāi jìn shìjiè zuìjiā zhàopiàn de xióngmāo bǎobao hé wǒjiā de yīyàng ，tiānrán shǎ bái tián 。
These little brats are really quite busy, to be honest, every household around where I'm from has a panda as a pet. That panda cub that "fell" into the world's best photograph is the same as the ones at my house, naturally naive and sweet.
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