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EP122 故意的 On purpose

EP122 故意的 On purpose

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Dialogue:

A:小李当众指出我的错误,真不给我面子。

Xiǎo lǐ dāng zhòng zhǐ chū wǒ de cuò wù ,zhēn bù gěi wǒ miàn zi。

Xiao Lee pointed out my public in public, he let me lose face.

B:他心直口快,你别在意。

Tā xīn zhí kǒu kuài ,nǐ bié zài yì 。

He’s just straightforward, don’t take it to heart. 

A:我觉得他就是故意的。

Wǒ jué de tā jiù shì gù yì de 。

I think he did this on purpose.

B:他这个人大大咧咧,应该不是故意的。

Tā zhè gè rén dà da liē liē ,yīng gāi bú shì gù yì de 。

He’s just such a careless person, he didn’t mean to do that.

Words & Expressions:

【当众】dāng zhòng: in public

【指出】zhǐ chū:point out

【错误】cuò wù: mistake

【面子】miàn zi:face (reputation, dignity)

【心直口快】xīn zhí kǒu kuài: straightforward, outspoken

【在意】zài yì: care, take notice of sth. 

【故意】gù yì:on purpose, intentionally 

【大大咧咧】dà da liē liē:careless, casual

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EP122 故意的 On purpose

Presenter: Niu Honglin; Jessica; Carl

Producer: Lu Chang

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