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A student deals with bullying

Adapted from the popular Chinese novel In His Youth, in Her Beauty, the coming-of-age movie Better Days tells a story of bullying and survival

A high school girl Chen Nian (Zhou Dongyu) is bullied by her classmates after her best friend commits suicide. Her life at the school becomes miserable. One day, while going home, Chen Nian inadvertently saves a life of a street thug Xiao Bei (Jackson Yee). After that, he swears to protect her life at all costs.  

See if Xiao Bei can keep his promise from January 30 when Better Days opens at a cinema near you.  


Vocabulary:

bullying (noun): using your influence or status to threaten or frighten someone in order to get what you want - การข่มเหงรังแก

coming-of-age : (adj) regarding when a person reaches the age when they have an adult's legal rights and responsibilities -

commit : to do something wrong or illegal - ทำความผิด

inadvertently (adv): by accident; without intending to - โดยไม่ได้ตั้งใจ

miserable : very unhappy, unpleasant and causing unhappiness - เดือดร้อน, เป็นทุกข์

promise (verb): to say that you will do something for sure; to commit that you'll do something for certain - สัญญา

suicide : the action of deliberately killing yourself - การฆ่าตัวตาย

survival : the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions - การอยู่รอด

swear (verb): to formally promise to do something; to promise that you are telling the truth - สาบาน, ยืนยัน

thug : a man who is violent, especially a criminal - นักเลง, อันธพาล

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