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"Airport" Chinese text with voice and annotations

Posted by mandarinboy September 14, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Updated. Changed from traditional to simplified characters. My misstake.This is a short text suitable for newbie/elementary. After the text there is four links to external sites where the same texts is available with regular annotation,annotation in the status bar as well as all the words in an wordlist in the end of the document, annotatation with pinyin and finaly one with the text and voice

飞机场接朋友

王利*昨天晚上从纽约给我来一个电话。他七点钟打的电话﹐可是我八点半才回家。王利请我妈妈告诉我﹐他今天下午四点三刻到香港﹐让我到飞机场去接他。我的车坏了﹐我是坐公共汽车去飞机场的。我到那儿的时候﹐已经五点钟了﹐可是飞机还没有来。飞机场有很多人在等飞机。王利是我的老同学。我们是一起上的大学﹐一起毕的业。毕业以后﹐他又到美国去进修。以后就在纽约的一个汽车公司里工作。他是今年一月份结的婚﹐妻子是日本人。王利他们坐的飞机五点一刻才到香港。老朋友见面﹐我们都非常高兴。跟他一起来的还有一个美国人。王利介绍说﹐那位先生是他们的总经理。我请他们到我家去住﹐可是王利说他们已经在半岛酒店*订好房间了。我和他们一起坐出租汽车到半岛酒店去。到那儿以后﹐我们先去吃饭﹐然后回房间一起喝咖啡﹐谈话。和老同学﹐老朋友在一起﹐真是让人高兴的事。

This list of characters is genereated with the help of Goulniks script he have published here: http://goulnik.com/cn/

You will have the number of characters, direct link to usage info for the character at NCIKU and much more. 

137 unique characters [72 more than once] (327 in total) : 15 13 11 11 10 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Note, depending on browser version you might need to set this site as trusted to be able to view the annotations. It is the javascript that is treated as potential unsafe. The source code for the javascript is all in the document if anyone like to check the code.

Popup annotated text:

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/texts/airport/airportb.html

Status bar annotation:

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/texts/airport/airports.html

Pinyin annotation

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/texts/airport/airportp.html

Original text without annotation but with sound.

http://faculty.virginia.edu/cll/chinese_reading/Beginning/beginning2audio.html

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