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jetipase's version from 2015-06-04 03:44

Section 1

Question Answer
四世同堂four generations under one roof
代人generation
年长older
出外to go outside
挣钱earn money
养家provide for family
家务household chores
这种such, this
情况circumstance
现代modern times
已经already
家庭fam
以后after
理解understand
原因reason
需要 (or 得)to need
照顾 (照看)to look after
等等etc
其实actually
帮助to help
年轻人youths
长辈elders
养老院nursing home
关系relationship, guanxi
密切close
尊老respect
重要important
认为to think
部分a part of something
美德virtue
放过来in turn,
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Section 2

Question Answer
-fold, measure word
N倍infinitely
from
当。。。时when...
yan (inflammation)
狐狸精fox spirit
V + 得(不)起V+ is possible
各+V+各的each doing their own of the verb
V+下去the verb is still ongoing
ADJ+下去the (adj) state has existed for a while and will continue to develop [usually negative]
V+下来the verb has continued from the past and will continue
下不来台(xiabulaitai) can't get off the stage, can't get away from embarassing situation
体力活manual labour
脑力活mental labour
跟/和
"however", indicates turn of events
大不一样super different, chalk and cheese / literally "largely not the same"
不大一样quite different / literally "not largely the same"
出/产to produce
V+得(不)完not able to finish the verb
bag/to hire
来+Na command, "bring me (N)!"
一下a bit, can soften verbs when V+一下
作为as/referring to
一+V+就。。。no sooner than V, 就 happened
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Section 3

Question Answer
客气地politely
最后finally
to offer
别人other people
同样in the same way
实在forward, honest
参加take part in
酒会drinks party
一杯a cup of
明白to understand
结束的to end
to cover
怎么办?what do i do?
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Section 4

Question Answer
社交socialising
娱乐entertainment
酒吧pub
主要primary
请客to treat someone
名贵famous and precious
茅台酒Maotai spirits (alcohol)
small town
时髦fashionable
谈天to chat
活动activity
to sing
卡拉OKkaraoke
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Section 5

Question Answer
有些some
特别是especially
城市里in the city
结婚marriage
后生的after being born
传 / 重要to pass on
农村rural area
政策policy
一对夫妻一个孩儿one family one child policy
多生multiple births
罚款financial penalty
对付to deal with
办法way/method
机会opportunity
问题problem/question
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