the perils of textbook language learning
中国留学生在国外的高速公路出车祸了,连人带车翻下悬崖,交警赶到后向下喊话:how are you?留学生答:i’m fine,thank you。然后交警走了,留学生就死了.
A Chinese student studying abroad got into an accident on a highway. The car and those in it fell off a cliff. A traffic cop arrived as quickly as possible and yelled down “How are you?” The student replied “I’m fine, thank you.” Then the traffic cop left and the student died.
车祸, che huo- traffic accident
翻下, fan xia- fall over
悬崖, xuanya- a cliff, an overhang
交警, jiao jing- traffic police