Nowadays, traveling has become the most popular form of relaxation. Armed with cameras and cash, many people just grab their backpacks and go hiking.
nǐ hé lǘ yǒu men shén me shí hòu chū fā
When are you going to start your trip with your friends?
wǒ men zhè gè yuè de bā hào zǒu
We will set off on the eighth this month.
nà hái děi děng hǎo jǐ tiān ne
That’s still a few days away.
shì ā ，wǒ duì rì qī hěn jiǎng jiū
Yeah, I am very picky about the date.
语言文化点 Language & Culture Points:
驴友 lǘ yǒu
The word literally means "donkey friends", but it actually refers to "tour pals" or friends to travel with. It is a play on the word "旅游"(lǚ yóu )，which has a similar pronunciation.
The hotel recommends the most classic travel routes to the travelers.
讲究 jiǎng jiū
be particular about/be picky about/stress
Eg. v. 公司讲究实际效果。
The company stresses practical results.
fine breakfast/elegant dress
When using "对 (duì)" as a preposition, it means "to" or "towards" an object or target. The structure is basically:
对 + Object + Verbal Phrase
She was very polite to me.
"对" is also used in such structures:
对……来说 ("as far as ... is concerned")
对……感兴趣 ("to be interested in...")
对……的印象("the impression of …").
To me, Sichuan cuisine is too spicy.
I am very interested in Chinese.
She left me a good impression.
Cultural background: Chinese Lucky Numbers
Some Chinese people are superstitious and desire what they consider “good numbers”, thus they would pick a lucky date when it comes to wedding, traveling, laying the foundation of a new house, opening a business, or holding a funeral. The so-called lucky date refers to one that can bring happiness and avoid disasters. Nowadays, Chinese people tend to like dates that end with 1, 6, 8 and 9, as 1 stands for the best, 6 indicates luck, 8 means fortunes, and 9 sounds the same as the word “longevity”.