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256 outdoorsy; artsy
LL: Hey, Li Hua, do you remember how much fun we had camping in the woods? Wouldn't you like to do something outdoorsy again this weekend?
LH: Do something outdoorsy? 你是说户外活动吧。
LL: That's right! But "doing something outdoorsy" doesn't just mean to do something outside, though. Playing basketball or badminton outside isn't really outdoorsy.
LH: 在户外打球都不算outdoorsy, 那什么才算呢？
LL: Well, outdoorsy activities - like fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and canoeing - are ones that you do in natural settings, such as in a forest or near a river.
LL: That's it. So - what do you say, do you want to do something outdoorsy this weekend, Li Hua?
LL: Well, you know me, Li Hua. I'm a very outdoorsy kind of guy. How about we go canoeing?
LL: Don't worry. I can teach you how to paddle a canoe. You don't have to be an outdoorsy person to learn how to do it.
LL: Oh, that is right. I forgot you can't swim very well. Okay...What other outdoorsy things might you like to do?
LL: Perfect. And I can borrow a backpack from one of my outdoorsy friends. That way we can bring food, water and other supplies we might need.
LH: Okay. 那我要做些什么准备呢？
LL: In addition to a backpack, you are going to need a good pair of hiking boots. I know a place that specializes in all sorts of outdoorsy stuff. We can get the boots there.
LL: I don't think buying hiking boots will turn you into an outdoorsy person, Li Hua. I think you are really more of an artsy person.
LH: Arsty...喜欢野外活动的人可以说outdoorsy, 那说一个人 arsty肯定是说她喜欢艺术喽？
LL: Exactly! "Artsy" people enjoy appreciating and making all kinds of art - painting, drama and music.
LH: 那我就是个 arsty的人。我喜欢绘画、音乐和装饰。
LL: You are definitely artsy, Li Hua. I've always been impressed with your calligraphy.
LL: My family isn't very artsy. My parents were always interested in sports and really encouraged me and my brother and sister to get involved in athletic activities.
LL: Oh, Aunt Jane? You are right, Li Hua, she is VERY artsy. Aunt Jane is artsy in almost every way.
LL: Yes, and not only are her clothes artsy, but her entire house is artsy, too. She loves to decorate her rooms in very interesting ways.
LL: How so?
LL: I guess there are many different kinds of artsy people. What they have in common is their love of art.
LH: 你呢，Larry, 要不跟我学书法吧，我保证把你变成一个喜欢艺术的人。
LL: That's a generous offer, Li Hua. But I'm afraid there is a reason why I am an outdoorsy person and not an artsy person! I'll leave the calligraphy to you!
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