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

August 18, 2021 Eric and Martin Season 1 Episode 9
Road To Learning Chinese
沉鱼落雁 (B) ChengYu Story - Road to Learning Chinese 中文路程
Show Notes Transcript

Hold your wings for part B of 沉鱼落雁! In this episode, we talk about the next 四大美女 - 王昭君。 

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Story Transcript:

公元前33年,汉朝的属国南匈奴首领到入长安拜见天子,并请求作为大汉的女婿。元帝同意了,于是将宫女王昭君赐给他。在一个秋高气爽的日子里,昭君告别了故土,向北边的匈奴国出发。一路上,她坐在马上,拨动琴弦,弹起了悲伤的曲子。南飞的大雁听到这悦耳的琴声,看到骑在马上的这个美丽女子,忘记摆动翅膀,跌落地下。从此,昭君就得来“落雁” 的代称。

gōng yuán qián 33 nián , hàn zhāo de shǔ guó nán xiōng nú shǒu lǐng dào rù cháng ān bài jiàn tiān zǐ , bìng qǐng qiú zuò wéi dà hàn de nǚ xù 。 yuán dì tóng yì le , yú shì jiāng gōng nǚ wáng zhāo jūn cì gěi tā 。 zài yī gè qiū gāo qì shuǎng de rì zǐ lǐ , zhāo jūn gào bié le gù tǔ , xiàng běi biān de xiōng nú guó chū fā 。 yī lù shàng , tā zuò zài mǎ shàng , bō dòng qín xián , tán qǐ le bēi shāng de qū zǐ 。 nán fēi de dà yàn tīng dào zhè yuè ěr de qín shēng , kàn dào qí zài mǎ shàng de zhè gè měi lì nǚ zǐ , wàng jì bǎi dòng chì bǎng , diē luò dì xià 。 cóng cǐ , zhāo jūn jiù dé lái “ luò yàn ” de dài chēng 。

Key Vocabulary
南匈奴  - the Huns (ethnic group)
nán xiōng nú

首领 - chief, leader
shǒu lǐng

拜见 - pay a formal visit, meet with one's senior/superior
bài jiàn

女婿 - son in law
nǚ xù

- bestow, grant


故土-native land, birthplace, hometown
gù tǔ

拨动 - stir, poke, turn
bō dòng

悦耳 -pleasant to the ears
yuè ěr

摆动 - swing, sway, flap
bǎi dòng