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Published: Oct 14, 2020 05:58 PM
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lifestyle/ 生活方式 / shēnɡhuó fānɡshì

A: Are you a frugal person when it comes to life?   

在生活中,你是一个节俭的人吗?

(zài shēnɡhuó zhōnɡ, nǐshì yīɡè jiéjiǎn de rénma ?)

B: I am an advocate for environmental protection, so I avoid unnecessary food or wasting resources. I don't like a lifestyle that is full of luxury but lacking in a feeling of social responsibility.   

我是一个环保主义者,会避免不必要的食物或者物资浪费,我不太喜欢奢侈而缺乏社会责任感的生活方式。

(wǒshì yīɡè huánbǎo zhǔyìzhě, huì bìmiǎn bù bìyào de shíwù huòzhě wùzī lànɡfèi, wǒ bùtài xǐhuān shēchǐ ér quēfá shèhuì zérènɡǎn de shēnɡhuó fānɡshì.)

A: How do you avoid a lifestyle that is full of luxury but lacking in a feeling of social  responsibility?

如何避免奢侈而缺乏社会责任感的生活方式呢?

(rúhé bìmiǎn shēchǐ ér quēfá shèhuì zérènɡǎn de shēnɡhuó fānɡshì ne?)

B: I won't go and buy a lot of those cheap but trendy clothes, because the large production of these clothes will pollute water resources and exploit workers. I also won't use plastic bags or buy food with excessive packaging, even if they really draw me in.  

我不会大量地买一些廉价却时髦的衣服,因为这些衣服的大量生产会污染水资源,以及剥削劳工。我也不会使用塑料口袋,或者去购买过度包装的食物,即便它们可能非常吸引我。

(wǒ bùhuì dàliànɡ de mǎi yīxiē liánjià què shímáo de yīfú, yīnwéi zhèxiē yīfú de dàliànɡ shēnɡchǎn huì wūrǎn shuǐzīyuán, yǐjí boxuē láoɡōnɡ. wǒyě bùhuì shǐyònɡ sùliào kǒudài,  huòzhě qù ɡòumǎi ɡuòdùbāozhuānɡdeshíwù, jíbiàn tāmén kěnénɡ fēichánɡ xīyǐn wǒ.)

A: You have a restrained lifestyle.  

你的生活很节制。

(nǐde shēnɡhuó hěn jiézhì.)

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