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Published: Jan 14, 2021 06:13 PM
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vanity/虚荣/ (xū rónɡ)

A: Do you feel that young people being willing to bear the responsibility for taking out a loan just to buy famous brands is an expression of vanity?

你觉得现在年轻人宁可负债借款也要买名牌是虚荣的表现吗?

(nǐ juédé xiànzài niánqīnɡrén nínɡkě fùzhai jièkuǎn yěyào mǎi mínɡpái shì xūrónɡ de biǎoxiàn ma?)

B: I feel that on some level it is. Blindly chasing after big brands seems very vain. 

我觉得一定程度上是的。盲目追求大牌似乎就很虚荣。

(wǒ juédé yīdìnɡ chénɡdù shànɡ shìde. mánɡmù zhuīqiú dàpái sìhū jiù hěn xūrónɡ.)

A: Do you think vanity is different depending on gender?

那你觉得虚荣分性别吗?

(nà nǐ juédé xūrónɡ fēn xìnɡbié ma?)

B: Of course not. Although women are often seen as being very vain, and materialistic, men also want to acquire fame, the respect of others, so they also have vain mindsets. 

当然不分,虽然女性常常被认为很虚荣,追求物质,但男人同样也想获得名利,受人尊敬,同样也会有虚荣心理。

(dānɡrán bùfēn, suīrán nǚxìnɡ chánɡchánɡ bèi rènwéi hěn xūrónɡ, zhuīqiú wùzhì, dàn nánrén tónɡyànɡ yě xiǎnɡ huòdé mínɡlì, shòurén zūnjìnɡ, tónɡyànɡ yěhuì yǒu xūrónɡ xīnlǐ.)

A: I feel that being a bit vain can motivate people to chase a perfect life. Do you think so?

我觉得有一些对虚荣的追求,能促使人更有动力去追求美好生活。你也这样觉得吗?

(wǒ juédé yǒu yīxiē duì xūrónɡ de zhuīqiú,nénɡ cùshǐ rén ɡènɡ yǒu dònɡlì qù zhuīqiú měihǎo shēnɡhuó.nǐ yě zhèyànɡ juédé ma?)

Illustration: Liu Xidan/GT




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