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You're Asking Me to Lose Face!
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ID: 2726 Upper Intermediate
Sometime you just really really need a favour from a friend, but they just aren't budging. Listen to two old friends bargaining over this impossible favour and learn lots of really useful terms to do with "face面子".
Wed Jul 08 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|丢人现眼||diūrénxiànyǎn||to lose face|
|下跪||xiàguì||to kneel down|
dàxiǎojiě ，gūnǎinai ，tàihòuniángniang ，bàituō nǐ ，dāying wǒ zhè yícì ba ！
A: Hey Miss Thing, please, can you just agree this once!
bùxíng ！zhème diūrénxiànyǎn de shì ，wǒ bànbúdào ！
B: No! I can't be a part of such a spectacle!
bié zhème bù gěi miànzi ma ！wǒ gěi nǐ xiàguì ，wǒ gěi nǐ kētóu ，wǒ qiúqiú nǐ ...
A: Please give me a little dignity! I'll kneel down in front of you, I'll kowtow to you, please...
āi ！nǐ gàn shénme ？diū sǐ rén le ！kuài qǐlái ！pángbiān de rén dōu zài kàn le ！
B: Ah! What are you doing? How embarrassing! Get up this instant! People are staring!
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