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Here's a sentence from a Chinese Breeze story:




I'm assuming that 那么干净 here means something like innocent, virtuous, etc., but I've never seen 干净 used this way before. Is it common?

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As someone who got started by reading tons of Chinese Breeze readers, this phrase looks really, really familiar to me. :)  I can't remember what book it's from, though! 

Yeah, you're correct! That word is being used more metaphorically here, to talk about purity/innocence. You'll find that's the case with a lot of Chinese words--they're used metaphorically very, very often.

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