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开小差 (kāi xiǎochāi) Be absent-minded (Intermediate)

Dec. 7, 2009

开小差 (kāi xiǎochāi) Be absent-minded   

The character “开 (kāi)” means open; “小 (xiǎo)” means small or little and “差

(chāi)” means errand or job.

Example:

他夜里没睡好, 白天上课时思想总开小差。  

Tā yèlǐ méi shuì hǎo, báitiān shàngkè shí sīxiǎng zǒng kāi xiǎochāi.

He can’t sleep well at night and is absent-minded in classes at daytime.

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