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Daily Figurative Slangs (34)
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每日惯用语 (34)

老皇历
Out of date

【注音】lǎo huáng lì
【解释】过了时的皇历,比喻过了时的事或规定。
An out of date calendar is a metaphor for obsolete practice or regulation.
【例子】
例:
A:听说外国人去公园玩儿买的票跟中国人不一样?
B:那已经是老皇历了。

Ex.
A:They say a foreigner in China has to pay a different price for park entrance ticket, is that so?
B:That’s an obsolete practice.


冷门儿
Unpopular

【注音】lěng ménr
【解释】少有人注意的事。
Something that receives little attention.
【例子】
例:当时我考法律专业时,还是个冷门儿。
Ex.:When I chose to major in Law at that time, it was an unpopular branch of learning.

 

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