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Published: Feb 22, 2021 06:23 PM
Chat attack

visit relatives / 走亲戚
/ (zǒuqīnqi)

A: During such a long Spring Festival  holiday, did you visit relatives?

春节这么长的假期,你有没有去走亲戚?

(chūnjié zhèmechánɡde jiàqī, nǐyǒuméiyǒu qùzǒuqīnqi?)

B: No, wasn't it said to gather less?

没有啊, 不是说了要少聚集吗?

(méiyǒua, bùshìshuōle yàoshǎojùjíma?)

A: But don't you also have relatives in this city? You didn't get together?

可是你在本市不是也有亲戚吗?没有团聚一下?

(kěshì nǐzài běnshì búshì yěyǒu qīnqima? méiyǒu tuánjùyíxià?)

B: During the Chinese New Year, everything is good, but I don't like to visit relatives.

过年什么都好, 就是不喜欢走亲戚。

(ɡuònián shénme dōuhǎo, jiùshì bùxǐhuān zǒuqīnqi.)

A: Is it that big an issue?

这么抵触啊?

(zhème dǐchù a?)

B: From work to  salary, to love life, to whether I bought a house yet, I'm asked all sorts of questions, I never wanted to repeat such a reunion.

从工作单位到工资多少,到婚恋情况、买房了没有,一路问下来, 我再也不想重复这样的团聚了。

(cónɡɡōnɡzuò dānwèi dào ɡōnɡzī duōshǎo, dào hūnliàn qínɡkuànɡ, mǎifánɡle méiyǒu, yílù wènxiàlái, wǒzàiyě bùxiǎnɡ chónɡfù zhèyànɡde tuánjùle.)

A: In effect, if topics could be adjusted to some shared hobbies, you might enjoy time with your relatives.

其实, 如果话题转向大家都喜欢的爱好的话, 你可能也很享受和亲戚们共度时光。

(qíshí, rúɡuǒ huàtí zhuǎnxiànɡ dàjiā dōuxǐhuānde àihǎo dehuà, nǐkěnénɡ yěhěnxiǎnɡshòu héqīnqimen ɡònɡdù shíɡuānɡ.)

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