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Published: Oct 27, 2020 05:13 PM
Chat attack

at a loss/ 不知所措
/ (bùzhīsuǒcuò)

A: A man in the Detroit, Michigan won $2 million in the lottery after making a mistake. 

密歇根州底特律有位当地人因操作失误, 中了200万美元的彩票。

(mìxiēɡēnzhōu dǐtèlǜ yǒuwèi dānɡdìrén yīncāozuò shīwù, zhònɡle liǎnɡbǎiwàn měiyuánde cǎipiào.)

B: This guy is so lucky. He actually accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket and ended up winning $2 million.   

这人可真走运, 居然错误地购买了额外的彩票后赢得了200万美元。

(zhèrén kězhēnzǒuyùn, jūrán cuòwùdeɡòumǎile éwàide cǎipiàohòu yínɡdéle liǎnɡbǎiwàn měiyuán.)

A: He said he was at a loss at the time he bought it, but didn't think too much about it. It wasn't until he recently logged onto the app that he found his ticket won.

他自己说当时有点不知所措, 但对此却没想太多。直到他最近登录该应用程序并发现他有彩票中奖了。

(tāzìjǐshuō dānɡshí yǒudiǎn bùzhīsuǒcuò, dànduìcǐ quèméixiǎnɡ tàiduō. zhídàotā zuìjìndēnɡlù ɡāiyīnɡyònɡ chénɡxù bìnɡfāxiàn tāyǒucǎipiào zhònɡjiǎnɡle.)

B: This is incredible.   

简直不可思议。

(jiǎnzhíbùkěsīyì.)

A: He couldn't believe it was real. He recently claimed his prize and plans to buy a new house and save the rest.   

他自己也说不敢相信这是真的。他最近兑换了奖金, 计划购买新房并把其余的钱存起来。

(tāzìjǐ yěshuō bùɡǎnxiānɡxìn zhèshì zhēnde. tāzuìjìn duìhuànle jiǎnɡjīn, jìhuà ɡòumǎi xīnfánɡ bìnɡbǎ qíyúde qiáncúnqǐlái.)

Illustration: Liu Xidan/GT


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