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交际汉语 Lesson 25 Doing the laundry

05-24-2010 12:56 BJT

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会话 A

(李红在家里熨衣服。)

刘明:李红女士,你休息,我来干。

李红:你会熨衣服?

刘明:不会可以学嘛!今天是“三八妇女节”,你休息,什么都不用你干。

李红:那好,你熨衣服,我去把脏衣服给洗了。

刘明:不用,我刚刚把脏衣服全洗了。

李红:真的?全洗了?刘明,你过来看看,你真是好心帮倒忙。你瞧瞧……,这是纯毛裤子,必须干洗。可你……全水洗了。

刘明:哎呦,对了,纯毛的应该干洗。

李红:还有,丝绸的和棉的应分开洗。

刘明:你看,全给染了!看来,洗衣服还挺有学问。

李红:是啊,你开公司是内行,洗衣服可是外行。

刘明:好了,太太,我们也不熨衣服了,也不洗衣服了。今天是你们的节日,我们到商店买衣服去!

Translation:

(Li Hong at home ironing clothes.)

Liu Ming: Ms. Li Hong, you have a rest, I'll do it.

Li Hong: You know how to iron clothes?

Liu Ming: I can learn if I don't know how? Today is the 8th of March, Women's Day, you have a rest; you don't have to do anything.

Li Hong: Well then, you do the ironing, I'll wash the dirty laundry.

Liu Ming: No need, I just washed all the dirty laundry.

Li Hong: Really? All the laundry? Liu Ming, come and have a look, you mean well but your help has made more trouble. Look at this..., these pure wool trousers must be dry-cleaned. But you’ve washed it in water.

Liu Ming: Whoops, that's right, pure wool garments should be dry-cleaned.

Li Hong: Another thing, cottons and silks should be washed separately.

Liu Ming: Look, the colors have all run! It looks like doing the laundry requires quite some knowledge.

Li Hong: Yes, you're an expert at running a company, but you're an amateur when it comes to doing the laundry.

Liu Ming: OK, we're not going to iron the clothes or do the laundry. Today is your day, let's go shopping for clothes?


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