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Daily Figurative Slangs (53)
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Chinese slangs

A 八九不离十
very near. not far out.

【发音】bā jiǔ bù lí shí

            This phrase indicates that one's estimation is pretty close to the facts. 

           Your guess isn't far out.

           These calculations, though not always one hundred percent accurate, were never far out.  

B 八辈子Chinese slangs
eight generations. 

【发音】bā bèi zǐ

            For generations. People use this phrase to express a great extent or a long time.

           What a long string of bad luck i've got!

【例2】 那是八辈子以前的事了。
            That was a million years ago.


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