A: Wǔ yuè de dì èr ge xīngqírì shì shénme rìzi, nǐ zhīdào ma?
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B: Dāngrán, zhème zhòngyào de Mǔqīnjié, zěnme kěyǐ wàngjì!
A: Suǒyǐ nǐ xiǎng hǎo zěnme gěi māma qìngzhùle ma?
B: Wǒ huì mǎi yì duǒ kāngnǎixīn sòng gěi tā, zhù tā Mǔqīn jié kuàilè!
A: Cái yì duǒ a? Tài xiǎoqìle ba?
B: Píngcháng jiù zuò yíge xiàoshùn de hǎo háizi, bǐ shénme lǐwù dōu zhēnguì, dǒng ma?
A: What is the second Sunday in May, do you know?
B: Of course! Mother’s Day is so important, how could I forget?
A: So, have you figured out how to celebrate the day for your mother?
B: I’m planning to buy her a carnation and wish her a happy Mother’s Day!
A: Only one flower? So stingy!
B: Being a good child and showing her love and appreciation is more precious than any gift, don’t you think?
1. 母親節 (Mǔqīn jié) Mother’s Day
2. 慶祝 (qìngzhù) to celebrate
3. 朵 (duǒ) measure word for flowers
4. 康乃馨 (kāngnǎixīn) carnation
5. 才 (cái) just, only
6. 小氣 (xiǎoqì) stingy
7. 孝順 (xiàoshùn) filial piety, Chinese parental respect
8. 珍貴 (zhēnguì) precious
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