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those were the days

something you say that means life was better at the time in the past that you are talking about: We were young and madly in love. Ah, those were the days!
Translations of “those were the days”
in Chinese (Traditional) 那時候可真好,那才是好時光…
in Chinese (Simplified) 那时候可真好,那才是好时光…
(Definition of those were the days from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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