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Source:Global Times Published: 2018/6/12 18:23:40

Chat attack

fast moving consumer goods 

快消品

(kuài xiāo pǐn)

A: Where did the hair clip I just bought yesterday go? Why can't I find it anywhere?

我昨天刚刚买的发卡到哪里去了?我怎么到处都找不到?

(wǒ zuótiān ɡānɡɡānɡ mǎi de fàqiǎ dào nǎlǐ qù le? wǒ zěnme dàochù dōu zhǎo búdào?)

B: Haha. This is what we call fast moving consumer goods. They really like to play hide and seek with you. They disappear really quickly after you buy them. The nail clippers I bought before were the same way. 

哈哈,这就是所谓的快消品,它们很喜欢跟你躲猫猫,买回来之后它们很快就不见了。我之前买的指甲刀也是这样。

(haha, zhè jiùshì suǒwèi de kuài xiāo pǐn, tāmén hěn xǐhuān ɡēn nǐ duǒ māomāo, mǎi huílái zhīhòu tāmén hěnkuài jiù bújiàn le. wǒ zhīqián mǎi de zhǐjia dāo yěshì zhèyànɡ.)

A: That's not a fast moving consumer good. It's clearly just me not being careful and always losing things. I can't keep count of all the erasers I lost as a child.

哪有什么快消品,分明就是自己粗心大意,还总是把东西乱放。我小时候都不知道丢过多少块橡皮了。

(nǎyǒu shénme kuài xiāo pǐn, fēnmínɡ jiùshì zìjǐ cūxīn dàyì, hái zǒnɡshì bǎ dōnɡxī luànfànɡ. wǒ xiǎo shíhòu dōu bù zhīdàodiū ɡuò duōshǎo kuài xiànɡpí le.)

Illustration: Xia Qing/GT



 



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