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Daily Figurative Slangs (52)
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每日惯用语(52)

Chinese slangs 

A 熬夜
stay up late or all night. burn the midnight oil.

【发音】áo yè

【释义】忍受困乏,彻夜或深夜不睡觉。

【例1】你天天熬夜工作很伤神的。
           It's very stressful for you to stay up late working every night.

【例2】我宁肯熬夜,也不要迟交作业。
           I'd rather work all night than hand my homework in late.

【同义词】开夜车

Chinese slangsB 爱面子
be concerned / sensitive about one's reputation. be vain.

【发音】ài miàn zi

【释义】怕伤害自己的体面,让别人看不起。

【例1】她死爱面子,喜欢穷摆阔。
           She is very vain and likes to put on a show of wealth.

【例2】你不能为了爱面子就不办这件事情了。
           You can't drop the whole thing just to save face.

【同义词】打肿脸充胖子

 

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