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Be careful of those traps, so you won’t fall…
When you overhear people commenting on a new published book and say it’s “很黄 hěn huáng (too yellowish)”, don’t check the book cover, it has nothing to do with colors, "pornographic" is all it means.
If someone told you that he would come to you to "算账 suàn zhàng (settle up the bill)". Don’t worry about your wallet, worry about your bones. That means you might get beat up.
Your friend comments on what you just said as “有水分 yǒu shuǐfèn (containing water)". It dosen’t mean how gentle your voice or expression is. It means you’re lying.
We all know rich people love"古董 gǔdǒng (antiques)". But nobody likes to be called 古董, cuz that means “you’re old-fashioned and out-of-date".
In the following story, you’ll see how a multisense word was learned by Brad and helped him with his Chinese comprehension unexpectedly… :-)
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