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ID: 2386 Intermediate
That shiny new phone keeps popping up with a message telling you that it's time to update. Will you give in? Should you? In this lesson, a husband and wife talk about updating the wife's phone.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
手机 shǒujī cell phone
最近 zuìjìn recently
老是 lǎoshì always
提示 tíshì to prompt
老公,我手机最近怎么老是跳出一个个框啊?
lǎogōng ,wǒ shǒujī zuìjìn zěnme lǎoshì tiàochū yīgègè kuāng ā ?
Honey, why have there been so many pop-up messages on my phone recently?
给我看看,哦……是提示你可以升级软件了。
gěi wǒ kànkan ,ò ……shì tíshì nǐ kěyǐ shēngjí ruǎnjiàn le 。
Let me have a look. Oh... it's prompting you to upgrade the software.
那升级了有什么用啊?
nà shēngjí le yǒu shénme yòng ā ?
What's the use of upgrading?
就是有新的功能,解决了软件原有的漏洞。
jiùshì yǒu xīn de gōngnéng ,jiějué le ruǎnjiàn yuányǒu de lòudòng 。
It's got new features and it fixes holes originally in the program.
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