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The Water Ghosts of Ghost Month

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ID: 2758 Intermediate
It's Ghost month so you best not go swimming late at night, or even whistle! Listen to the lesson to find out more about the superstitions and traditions surrounding this festival.
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好久没 hǎo jiǔ méi It's been so long since...
农历 nónglì lunar calendar
最好 zuì hǎo best
特别是 tèbié shì especially
下礼拜要不要一起去海边玩?好久没游泳了!
xià lǐbài yào bù yào yīqǐ qù hǎibiān wán ?hǎo jiǔ méi yóuyǒng le !
Do you want to go to the seaside together next week? It has been ages since I went swimming!
农历七月半,最好不要去游泳,特别是海里、河里。
nónglì qīyuè bàn ,zuì hǎo bù yào qù yóuyǒng ,tèbié shì hǎilǐ 、hélǐ 。
It's the middle of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, so it's best not to go swimming, especially in the sea or in a river.
啊?你学科学的,怎么会相信这种事?
ā ?nǐ xué kēxué de ,zénme huì xiāngxìn zhèzhǒng shì ?
Huh? You study science, why would you believe in that kind of thing?
鬼神的世界跟我们不一样,学不学科学都怕。
guǐ shén de shìjiè gēn wǒmen bù yīyàng ,xué bù xué kēxué dōu pà 。
The spirit world is different from ours, so it's scary whether or not you study science.
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