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Wu Ting
How would you explain these sentences in the context? Every day it rains buckets, the alley is a river. Women do their washing in it. Then it dries up, flotsam everywhere. The maid says it’s a law that everyone has to clean a section of the street, so we should pay her husband for that. Mother says no dice, if we have to huddle like pigeons upstairs we aren’t paying any damn street cleaner. How would you explain the last two sentences? I guess the maid’s husband was a street cleaner. What do you think? Thanks!
Feb 3, 2014 9:22 AM
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Gordon, I think you are correct! Either he is the street cleaner, or he knows the street cleaner and they split the money, but the maid has an interest in it for sure.
February 3, 2014
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English