Key Learning Point Preview：
安全 (ānquán) adj./n. safe/safety
Story: After spending the evening together, Lucy and Lily are saying goodbye and getting ready to go home.
Zhème wǎnle, wǒ yǒudiǎn hàipà!
Lucy：这么 晚了，我 有点 害怕！
I’m a bit scared to go outside so late.
Nǐ zhǎng de zhème ānquán! Méi shìr!
Lily：你 长 得 这么 安全！ 没 事儿！
You look so safe. Don’t worry!
Key Learning Point：
安全(ānquán) adj./n. safe/safety
In Chinese, as in English, “safe” denotes an unthreatened situation — the opposite of being “in danger.” The word “safe” is used in a lot of word combinations. For examples: 人身安全 (rénshēn ānquán) personal safety, 处境安全 (chǔjìng ānquán)securely situated, and 安全距离 (ānquán jùlí) a safe distance. However, in daily communication, people also use the term “安全 (ānquán)“ to describe a person’s appearance. Saying that someone looks “safe” is another way of calling someone unattractive. Usually, it’s used as a joke or a way for people to laugh at themselves. Now, can you find the humor in what Lily says to Lucy?
Zhè niántóu, zhǎng de xiàng tā zhème ānquán de rén zhēn shì shǎo jiàn na!
这 年头， 长 得 像 他 这么 安全 的 人 真 是 少 见 哪！
Nowadays, it’s hard to find such a safe person (such an unattractive person)!