A: That was nice of that guy to help you up the slope, extending his hand and pulling you up.
B: It was. I’m glad someone put that knotted rope there, but I would still have found it challenging pulling myself up that rock.
A: I know. It’s a steep slope, the ground is slippery underfoot and there are hardly any footholds to help you.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: Perhaps we shouldn’t have come up this way so soon after the rains. It’s quite dangerous.
A: 那個人真好，你爬上坡的時候還助你一臂之力 ，拉你一把。
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
“Perhaps we shouldn’t have (done something)”
Although this sounds like a suggestion, the speaker is saying that it was definitely a bad idea.
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