Road To Learning Chinese

买椟还珠 ChengYu Story - Road to Learning Chinese 中文路程

September 29, 2021 Eric and Martin Season 1 Episode 15
Road To Learning Chinese
买椟还珠 ChengYu Story - Road to Learning Chinese 中文路程
Show Notes Transcript

Buying the jewelry box, and returning the jewels .... what could that mean?

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Story Transcript

春秋时代,楚国有一个商人,专门卖珠宝的,有一次他到齐国去兜售珠宝,为了生意好、珠宝畅销,特地用名贵的木料,制造了许多小盒子,把盒子雕刻装饰得非常精致美观,使盒子会发出一种香味,然后把珠宝装在盒子里面。

有一个郑国人,看见装宝珠的盒子既精致又美观,问明了价钱后,就买了一个,打开盒子,把里面的宝物拿出来,退还给珠宝商。


chūn qiū shí dài , chǔ guó yǒu yí gè shāng rén , zhuān mén mài zhū bǎo de , yǒu yī cì tā dào qí guó qù dōu shòu zhū bǎo , wèi le shēng yì hǎo , zhū bǎo chàng xiāo , tè dì yòng míng guì de mù liào , zhì zào le xǔ duō xiǎo hé zi , bǎ hé zi diāo kè zhuāng shì dé fēi cháng jīng zhì měi guān , shǐ hé zi huì fā chū yī zhǒng xiāng wèi , rán hòu bǎ zhū bǎo zhuāng zài hé zi lǐ miàn .

yǒu yí gè zhèng guó rén , kàn jiàn zhuāng bǎo zhū de hé zi jì jīng zhì yòu měi guān , wèn míng le jià qián hòu , jiù mǎi le yí gè , dǎ kāi hé zi , bǎ lǐ miàn de bǎo wù ná chū lái , tuì huán gěi zhū bǎo shāng .

Key Vocabulary:

商人 - businessperson
shāng rén

兜售 - peddle (a product)
dōu shòu

雕刻 - inscribe, engrave
diāo kè

装饰 - decorate
zhuāng shì

jīng zhì měi guān  - fine, exquisite and pleasing to the eye
精致美观