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"Traffic Light Monkey" Mascot

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ID: 2872 Intermediate
This is Kang Kang, China's mascot for this year's Spring Festival Gala. Upon it's unveiling, the internet went wild with various meme's and people making fun of the design choice. Listen to the dialogue between two people and how they feel about this festive primate mascot. You'll also learn a bit of Cantonese in today's lesson = bonus! For more memes, click here
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印象 yìnxiàng impression
深刻 shēnkè profound
吉祥物 jíxiángwù mascot
却是 quèshì however to be
今年春晚印象最深刻的是什么节目呢?
jīnnián chūn wǎn yìnxiàng zuì shēnkè de shì shénme jiémù ne ?
What was your biggest impression from this year's CCTV New Year's Gala?
节目倒是都没什么印象,可是对吉祥物却是印象深刻。
jiémù dàoshì dōu méi shénme yìnxiàng ,kěshì duì jíxiángwù què shì yìnxiàng shēnkè 。
I didn't really have any impression from the program, but the mascots left a deep impression on me.
哈,你是说春晚的吉祥物,红绿灯猴么?
hā ,nǐ shì shuō chūn wǎn de jíxiángwù ,hónglǜdēng hóu ma ?
Ha, are you talking about the mascots from the CCTV New Year's gala? The traffic light monkey?
别这么说人家,虽然长得抽象了点儿,可也是有响当当的名字的。
bié zhèmeshuō rénjia ,suīrán zhǎng de chōuxiàng le diǎnr ,kě yě shì yǒu xiǎngdāngdāng de míngzi de 。
Don't say that, even though someone might look a little unconventional, they still have a proper name.
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