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Suffer a loss and unable to explain/brighten up

editor  14-03-25 17:09

Language:中文 pin yin English

故事 Story
Lin Li: You look unhappy, what happened?
Daisy: My colleague said I stole some things from the company. I don’t even have the heart to explain it clearly now.
Lin Li: You’re really suffering, and at a loss for what to do. In Chinese, it is called “chi yabakui.” Bad luck.
Daisy: What is “yabakui?” How to eat it? I haven’t been in the mood to eat anything since this happened.
词语注释 Note
看起来: (kànqǐlái) v. seem; appear
高兴: (gāoxìng) adj. happy
清楚: (qīngchǔ) adj. clear
哑巴亏: (yǎbakuī) n. a suffering which cannot be told to others
倒霉: (dǎoméi) adj. bad luck
心情: (xīnqíng) n. mood
语言点 Language Point
1. 看起来
“看起来” refers to what a person or a thing looks like.
例如(for example):
① 看起来要下雨了,我们赶紧回家吧。
It looks like it is going to rain, let’s go home now.
② 你不要再说了,他看起来已经生气了。
Stop talking; it seems that he has become angry.

2. 吃哑巴亏
“吃哑巴亏” means a person has to keep one’s grievances to himself because he can’t complain.
例如(for example):
① 你都吃了多少次哑巴亏,以后小心点。
You’ve been forced to keep grievances to yourself many times, be careful next time.
② 告诉你爸爸吧,你就不用吃哑巴亏了。
Tell your father and you won’t have to keep grievances to yourself.

3. 倒霉
 “倒霉” something bad has happened, a case of bad luck, especially things relating to one’s health or destiny.
例如(for example):
① 今天又丢了100块钱,真倒霉!
I lost ¥100 again today. Bad luck!
② 太倒霉了,最近一直在生病。
Bad luck! I have been sick these days.



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