Qīngqing: Huáhua, nǐ zěnmele? Zěnme kànqǐlái zhème lèi! Fāshēng shénme shìle?
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Huáhua: Xièxie guānxīn, shénme dōu méi fāshēng, jiùshì kuài guòniánle, zuìjìn wǒ dōu zài máng dàsǎochú de shì, lèisǐ wǒle!
Qīngqing: Nǐ dōu zìjǐ dǎsǎo ma? Yě tài xīnkǔle ba? Wèishénme bù qǐng rén lái bāngmáng jiù hǎole ne?
Huáhua: Wǒ bàba shuō qǐng rén lái sǎo sǎo bù gānjìng, tā jiānchí yídìng yào jiārén zìjǐlái, bǎ jiālǐ sǎo de huànrán yìīxīn, cái yǒu guònián de yàngzi.
Qīngqing: Bófù zhēn qínláo! Xiāngxìn nǐmen quánjiā zài xīnnián dōu huì hǎoyùn wàngwànglái de!
Huáhua: Xièxie nǐ de zhùfú, xīwàng nǐ yěshì, suǒyǐ zhège zhōumò nǐ yě kuàidiǎn dòng qǐlái, hǎohǎo de bǎ jiālǐ zhěnglǐ yíbiàn, zhǔnbèi yíngjiē xīnnián ba!
Qingqing: Huahua, what’s wrong? Why do you look so tired? Did something happen?
Huahua: Thanks for your concern, but nothing happened. It’s just that the Lunar New Year is approaching, and I’ve been busy with the annual cleaning. It’s been exhausting!
Qingqing: Are you doing all the cleaning by yourself? That sounds really tough. Why don’t you get some help?
Huahua: My dad insists that having someone in to clean means it won’t be done as thoroughly. He believes family members should do it themselves to make the house fresh and ready for the Lunar New Year.
Qingqing: Your dad is really diligent! I believe that your whole family will have good luck and prosperity in the coming New Year!
Huahua: Thanks for your wishes. I hope the same for you. So, this weekend, you should also get moving and thoroughly clean your home to prepare for the New Year!
1. 大掃除 (das?ochu) spring cleaning, tidy-up
2. 過年 (guonian) celebrate the New Year or Lunar New Year
3. 乾淨 (g?njing) clean
4. 堅持 (ji?nchi) insist
5. 煥然一新 (huanran y?x?n) [idiom] refreshed, renewed
6. 勤勞 (qinlao) diligent, hardworking
7. 好運旺旺來 (h?oyun wangwanglai)
May you have abundant good luck/ fortune
8. 整理 (zh?ngl?) organize, clean, tidy-up
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