Guàibùdé

Guàibùdé

This is a great little exchange with lots of useful vocabulary.

“Wǒ pà pàng”, is an expression you will hear from many young women in China. Literally, it means “I fear fat”. It is a common response when asked “Why don’t you finish your food”? It is definitely funny in this case, because kids need to gain weight …. it’s their job!

“Guài bù dé”, which means “no wonder”, is a very useful expression. Especially in a foreign country where it is common to see people doing things that seem, well …, a little foreign.

Dialog

ChinesePinyinEnglish
我怕胖 Wǒ pà pàng I am afraid of fat
怪不得你还那么瘦 Guàibùdé nǐ hái nàme shòu No wonder you are still so thin

Vocablulary

ChinesePinyinEnglish
I; me
fear; afraid of
pàngfat; adipose tissue
怪不得guàibùdéno wonder
you
háistill;continue to be
那么nàmeno;particularly
shòuthin;skinnyshòu