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#12 “Eating soil” after a shopping spree-买买买后,要吃土了!

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大家好!我是你们的莫莫老师,今天是MaoMi Chinese的第十二集-买买买后,要吃土了!

你们喜欢购物吗?如果你喜欢购物,你住在中国,一定会特别高兴,因为在中国买东西非常方便。

中国的很多年轻人也喜欢购物,喜欢买买买。有时候他们买东西花钱太多了,没有钱了,就会说自己要“吃土”了。

在中国,每年有很多购物节:有“双十一”购物节,意思是十一月十一日的购物节,也有“双十二”购物节,意思是十二月十二日的购物节。

在购物节,中国新年,圣诞节,情人节,商家们都疯狂打折,网上的超市也疯狂打折,大家也忍不住买买买,花非常多的钱。

但是呢,花完钱,很多人会后悔,因为花了太多了,工资花完了,没有钱买别的东西了,所以他们常常说:“我要吃土了!“

不过,这个“吃土”不是真的去挖地上的土吃。这是中国网友们的夸张的用法,意思是因为太穷了,买不起食物了,买不起吃的东西了,所以只能“吃土”了。你可以说:

“哎呀,这个月的工资都花完了,以后只能吃土了!“

如果你的朋友叫你一起去餐厅吃饭,你没有钱,你可以说:“不去了,最近穷得只能吃土了。”

现在,你知道“吃土”怎么用了吗?

最后,我们来看一看今天说的词语。

  1. 买买买,意思是买很多东西,疯狂买东西。
  2. 购物节,购物的节日,买东西的节日,在中国,“双十一”购物节,“双十二”购物节,还有新年,圣诞节,情人节,都可以是买买买的节日。
  3. 打折,你可以说,打九折,打七折,打五折。
  4. 后悔,很多人买买买以后都会后悔。很多人买买买以后都会后悔,因为没有钱花了,很后悔。
  5. 工资,一些年轻人发工资以后就去买买买,工资花完了就会特别后悔。
  6. 夸张,中国网民经常用一些夸张的说法,比如“穷得要吃土了”,不是真的去吃地上的土,是因为没有钱买食物了,只能吃不用钱的土,这是夸张的说法。
  7. 吃土,意思是没有钱买食物了,只能去吃土。

Hello everyone! This is Teacher Momo. Today it’s episode 12 of MaoMi Chinese-“Eating soil” after a shopping spree.

Do you like shopping? If you do, then you will definitely be very happy to live in China because shopping in China is really convenient.

There are lots of young people like to do shopping, like to ‘买买买’.Sometimes they spend too much money in shopping and have no money left. In this case, they will say they will have to ‘eat soil’.

In China, there are many shopping festivals every year- ‘double 11’shopping festival, which means shopping festival on 11 November; ‘double 12’shopping festival, which means shopping festival on 12 December.

In shopping festival, Chinese New Year, Christmas and Valentines day, all the shops (and online shops) will offer great discount. People can’t help doing shopping spree and spending loads of money.

However, after spending all of their money people will regret, because they’ve spent all of their salary and had nothing left to buy other things. Therefore, they often say ‘I will have to eat soil’!

But it doesn’t mean they are really going to dig in the ground and get soil. This is an exaggerated saying of Chinese netizen. It means they are too poor to buy food and have to ‘eat soil’. You can say:

“Oh my! I spent all of my salary this month! Have to eat soil from now!”

If your friends asked you to eat out in restaurants but you don’t have enough money, you can say: “Can’t make it. I have been so poor recently and have to eat soil.”

Now do you know how to use ‘吃土’?

At last let’s have a look at today’s vocabulary.

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