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沉鱼落雁 (A) ChengYu Story - Road to Learning Chinese 中文路程

August 11, 2021 Eric and Martin Season 1 Episode 9
Road To Learning Chinese
沉鱼落雁 (A) ChengYu Story - Road to Learning Chinese 中文路程
Show Notes Transcript

This episode is split into two parts - a and b. The story of this 成语 is too full of vocabulary! Tune in next week for the second part. 

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Story Transcript:    

    春秋战国时期,越国有一个叫施夷光的女子,五官端正,粉面桃花,相貌过人。她在河边浣纱时,清澈的河水映照她俊俏的身影,使她显得更加美丽,这时,鱼儿看见她的倒影,忘记了游泳,渐渐地沉到河底。从此,西施这个“沉鱼”的代称,在附近流传开来。

chūn qiū zhàn guó shí qī , yuè guó yǒu yī gè jiào shī yí guāng de nǚ zǐ , wǔ guān duān zhèng , fěn miàn táo huā , xiāng mào guò rén 。 tā zài hé biān huàn shā shí , qīng chè de hé shuǐ yìng zhào tā jùn qiào de shēn yǐng , shǐ tā xiǎn dé gēng jiā měi lì , zhè shí , yú ér kàn jiàn tā de dǎo yǐng , wàng jì le yóu yǒng , jiàn jiàn de chén dào hé dǐ 。 cóng cǐ , xī shī zhè gè “ chén yú ” de dài chēng , zài fù jìn liú chuán kāi lái 。

Key Vocabulary:

1. 五官端正 - facial features that are symmetrical, correct, normal
wǔ guān duān zhèng

2. 桃花 - peach blossoms
táo huā

3. 相貌 - appearance
xiāng mào

4. 浣纱 - to wash silk/to wash clothes
huàn shā

5. 清澈 - clear
qīng chè

6. 映照 - reflect
yìng zhào

7. 俊俏 - charming, beautiful, elegant
jùn qiào

8. 倒影 - inverted image
dǎo yǐng

9. 代称 - nickname, alternative name
dài chēng

10. 流传 - to spread, to hand down, to circulate
liú chuán