Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)
The right answer for this online Mandarin test is B.
Tīngshuō nǐ liàn’ài le?
Anne: 听说 你 恋爱 了？
I heard that you are in a relationship.
Méiyǒu a, shuí shuō de?
Jenny: 没有 啊，谁 说 的？
No, who told you that?
Nǐ jiù zhuāng ba.
Anne: 你就 装 吧。
You are pretending.
The word “装 (zhuāng)” is typically used as a noun that means clothing. It combines with the Chinese character, “服 (fú)” to form the word “服装 (fúzhuāng) dress up/costume.” For example,
Láolúnsī shì yí wèi guójì zhīmíng de fúzhuāng shèjìshī.
劳伦斯 是 一位 国际 知名 的 服装 设计师。
Laurence is a world famous dress designer.
In this test, “装 (zhuāng)” becomes a verb meaning “to pretend to be” that is often used in daily life. If a person uses this word to describe another person, he/she wants to indicate that the other person’s behavior is hiding the truth. For example, Lucy finds that Lily is dating a handsome boy, but Lily tries to hide the truth. So Lucy says:
Bié zhuāng le, kuài gàosu wǒ nǐmen fāzhǎn de zěnmeyàng le.
别 装 了，快 告诉 我 你们 发展 得 怎么样 了。
Stop pretending; tell me about the relationship between the two of you!