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Answer to Weird But Useful Chinese Term for Last – Minute Person!

Jun. 14, 2019

Answers:
1. B
2. B

Analysis:

I.

Xiǎo Míng: Qīmò kǎoshì zhǔnbèi de zěnmeyàng?
小明:期末考试准备的怎么样?
Xiao Ming: How about your preparation for the final exam?

Lì Li: Bié tí lā, línshí bàofójiǎo bà le.
丽丽:别提啦,临时抱佛脚罢了。
Li Li: Don’t mention it, it’s just a temporary cramming.

II.

平时 (Píngshí) in normal times; at ordinary times; in peacetime; peacetime

临时 (Línshí) temporary; provisional; interim; for the occasion

准时 (Zhǔnshí) punctual; on time; on schedule

及时 (Jíshí) timely; in time; promptly; without delay; betimes

Xiǎo Xīn zuówǎn áoyè le, yīnwèi tā yào wèile dì èr tiān de kǎoshì línshí bàofójiǎo.
小新昨晚熬夜了, 因为他要为了第二天的考试临时抱佛脚。

Here we can see that the context clue is “抱佛脚 (bàofójiǎo)”, which makes the best match “临时 (línshí)“, hence “临时抱佛脚 (lín shí bàofójiǎo)”.

★Therefore, the correct answers are respectively B and B.

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