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The Black Spectrum of Meaning

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ID: QW0137 Intermediate
This is the second in a series of Qing Wen shows about colors and their symbolic meanings in Chinese culture. This week's show focuses on the color black, 黑 (hēi). Connie (and many other Chinese women), unlike many women in the west, are loath to tanning. What's the reason behind this? Listen to today's show to learn about this and other phenomena related to the color black.
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tiān hēi le 。
It has gotten dark.
Lili ,nǐ biàn hēi le 。
Lili, you've gotten darker.
yě kěyǐ shuō ,shài hēi 。
You can also say "get a tan."
hēichē 。bù yào zuò hēichē 。
Illegal taxi. Don't take illegal taxis.
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