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.
|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|
|怕||pà||fear; afraid of|
|胖||pàng||fat; adipose tissue|
|还||hái||still;continue to be|