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Square Dancing: Chinese Style

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ID: 2374 Upper Intermediate
It's an activity that takes place in public squares all across China every night: 广场舞 (guǎngchǎngwǔ), elderly women setting up stereos and dancing together in the public places. And while everyone is happy to see retired women keeping fit in their old age, the noise produced by this activity isn't always so welcome.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
广场 guǎngchǎng public square
受不了 shòubuliǎo to be unable to bear it
其实 qíshí actually
傍晚 bàngwǎn evening
吵死了,快关窗!楼下又在跳广场舞了,还放这么大声的音乐!天天晚上跳,这些老阿姨又不用上班,白天不能跳啊!真受不了!
chǎo sǐ le ,kuài guān chuāng !lóuxià yòu zài tiào guǎngchǎng wǔ le ,hái fàng zhème dà shēng de yīnyuè !tiāntiān wǎnshang tiào ,zhèxiē lǎoāyí yòu bùyòng shàngbān ,báitiān bùnéng tiào ā !zhēn shòubuliǎo !
It's so noisy! Close the window! There are people dancing downstairs in the square again. They are playing such loud music! They dance every night. These old ladies don't have to work. Can't they dance during the day? It's unbearable!
好,我去关掉。其实这你就不懂了吧。广场舞一般是傍晚到晚上跳的,这段时间人体的新陈代谢很快,而且空气很好,有益健康!
hǎo ,wǒ qù guāndiào 。qíshí zhè nǐ jiù bù dǒng le ba 。guǎngchǎng wǔ yībān shì bàngwǎn dào wǎnshang tiào de ,zhè duàn shíjiān réntǐ de xīnchéndàixiè hěn kuài ,érqiě kōngqì hěn hǎo ,yǒu yì jiànkāng !
Okay, I'll go close it. The truth is that you just don't understand. Dancing in the square is usually from dusk until nighttime. At this time, a person's metabolism is faster, and the air is better. It's good for your health!
说到空气好,我想起前段时间空气严重污染的时候,我们是能不出门就不出门了。这些老阿姨倒好,还是有人坚持在外面跳啊跳,真是年中无休啊!
shuōdào kōngqì hǎo ,wǒ xiǎng qǐ qián duàn shíjiān kōngqì yánzhòng wūrǎn de shíhou ,wǒmen shì néng bù chūmén jiù bù chūmén le 。zhèxiē lǎoāyí dào hǎo ,háishì yǒurén jiānchí zài wàimian tiào ā tiào ,zhēn shì nián zhōng wú xiū ā !
Speaking of how good the air is, I remember before when there was serious air pollution, we just didn't go out. Oh, but these ladies, there were still of some them persisting in going outside to dance. They really never stop!
空气不好的时候真不应该出去运动。不过跳舞还是有很多好处的嘛。不仅可以强身健体,还能结交朋友。
kōngqì bù hǎo de shíhou zhēn bù yīnggāi chūqù yùndòng 。bùguò tiàowǔ háishì yǒu hěn duō hǎochu de ma 。bùjǐn kěyǐ qiángshēnjiàntǐ ,hái néng jiéjiāo péngyou 。
When the air is bad, one really shouldn't go outside to exercise. However, I only said that dancing is good for the body. There are many benefits. Not only can one become healthier, one can also make friends.
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