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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.
Fri Feb 07 2014 | Greg, Vera
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|受不了||shòubuliǎo||to be unable to bear it|
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!
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!
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!
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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