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EP103 炒鱿鱼 Be fired

EP103 炒鱿鱼 Be fired

  • Chinese 101: Talk about someone is fired by the boss

  • Grammar: 看起来;刚才/刚;passive sentences with “被”

  • Language Tips:Popular Chinese expression of “be fired”:炒鱿鱼

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Dialogue:

A:小李怎么看起来愁眉苦脸的?

xiǎo lǐ zěn me kàn qǐ lái chóu méi kǔ liǎn de?

Why Mr. Lee seems so sad?

B:我听说他没有通过试用期,刚刚被老板辞退了!

wǒ tīng shuō tā méi yǒu tōng guò shì yòng qī ,gāng gāng bèi lǎo bǎn cí tuì le !

I heard that he didn’t pass the trial period, he was just fired by the boss!

A:啊,真是太惨了!

ā ,zhēn shì tài cǎn le !

Oh, that’s terrible!

Words & Expressions:

【怎么】zěn me: how, why

【看起来】kàn qǐ lái: look, seem

【愁眉苦脸】chóu méi kǔ liǎn: a sad face 

【听说】tīng shuō: heard

【通过】tōng guò: pass

【试用期】shì yòng qī: trail period

【刚刚】gāng gāng: just

【被】bèi: 

【老板】lǎo bǎn: boss

【辞退】cí tuì: fire, dismiss

【惨】cǎn: poor, terrible

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EP103 炒鱿鱼 Be fired

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