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An Easy Reading Passage for Intermediates

Posted by danjo July 18, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

I find it very satisfying to read and understand authentic written Chinese, so I thought I'd point out a short, easy article I read yesterday. I read it in 读者 (a good source for not overly difficult magazine reading) but I see that it is online as well:

http://www.chinaqking.com/sh/2007/6900.html

I did look up a number of words, which I'll copy and paste here:

 

探望

tànwàng

pay a visit

 

挫折

cuòzhé

setback

 

zhū

various, all, these

 

即使

jíshǐ

even if; even though

 

宁愿

nìng yuàn

would rather; better

 

nest

 

然而

ránér

however; yet; but

 

沮丧

jǔsàng

dejected

 

多么

how (wonderful, etc)

what (a great idea, etc)

however (difficult it may be, etc)

 

出卖

chūmài

to sell (off)

 

如意

rúyì

(adj) matches ones wishes


坦白

tǎnbái

honest; forthcoming

 

厌倦

yànjuàn

dreary

 

liáo

be healed

 

挫败

cuòbài

defeat

半夜三更

bànyèsāngēng

in the dead of the night

gēng

a 2 hour period in the night 

 

In the second to last paragraph I'm still a little confused by "那头" and "那一刻", however.

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