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Free Lunch for Beauties
   2015-01-10 15:47:42    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Qin Mei

People are performing a facial screening, taking a unique identification number, and applying for a free meal at this restaurant in central China's Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province from Jan10 to Feb 9.
1月10号到2月9号,在河南郑州的某餐厅,顾客们通过扫描自己的容貌,取得一个号码牌,可以申请免单。

What' s the secret of acquiring(获得) the free meal pass(免单)? Well it’ s up to your facial appearance(容貌) and how “perfect”(完美) you look compared to(与...相比) the other applicants(申请人) that day.

People from a local plastic surgery hospital(整形医院) will examine(分析) your photos and give everyone a score(给...打分). Each day at closing time, they will offer 50 free meals to their top 50 beauties.

Is this a good promotion(促销) for the restaurant?  Maybe so, and probably for the plastic surgery hospital as well, which could take the opportunity(抓住机会) to cash in(从中牟利) on people who did not win the free lunch because they weren’t“pretty enough.”

重点词汇 Key Words:

免单 miǎn dān
“免”(v) means “dismiss; relieve; avoid; escape” in Chinese.
“单”(n) means “订单”(order)
The word means “to get something for free;free of charge”.
Eg. 这顿饭给你免单了!
   This is a free meal for you!

颜值 yán zhí
It is a buzz word in Chinese. Literally “颜” means “appearance” and “值” is short for “数值”(numerical value; figure); So the word is “appearance score” in the above story.
Eg. 她被赞颜值爆表。
   She is extremely beautiful.
   (Literal meaning: She is praised for her extreme beauty, as the numerical value of her face goes off the charts.)

促销 cù xiāo
Sales promotion; promote sales
Eg. 公司在促销方面花费了大量的资金。
   The company spent a lot of money on promotion.

    你的工作是促销这一新产品。
    Your job is to promote the new product.

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