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"can't buy" Chinese text with voice and annotations

Posted by mandarinboy September 17, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

This is a short text suitable for newbie/elementary students. 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, annotation with pinyin and finally one with the text and voice

今天不能买

今天﹐彼得*和山本*去商店买东西。彼得要买一个录音机。这个商店很大﹐录音机很多﹕有大的﹐有小的﹐有贵的﹐也有便宜的。山本对彼得说﹕“你看这个商店有很多录音机﹐你喜欢哪种﹖那个大的怎么样﹖一个五百二十三块﹔这个小的﹐又便宜又好﹐一个三百八十六块。你买大的还是小的﹖”彼得对山本说﹕“这些录音机都很好﹐可是我今天不能买。”山本问彼得﹕“为什么﹖”彼得说﹕“我就有七十块钱。”(选自《实用汉语》第一册﹐165字)彼得﹕person's name.山本﹕person's name.

 

This list of characters is g  enereated 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. 

75 unique characters [37 more than once] (169 in total) : 8 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 便 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 西 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/buy/buyb.html

Status bar annotation:

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/texts/buy/buys.html

Pinyin annotation

http://www.euroasiasoftware.com/texts/buy/buys.html

Original text without annotation but with sound (traditional. characters).

http://faculty.virginia.edu/cll/chinese_reading/Beginning/beginning5audio.html

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