#62- The First Emperor is a Tyrant and a Genius Man!!

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English Excerpt:

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The First Emperor was a tyrant but also a genius. Besides his tomb, he built the Great Wall and 6500 kilometres (4000 miles) of highways, as well as canals, bridges and palaces.

Chinese Translation:

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第 十 九 页dì shí jiǔ yè

Paragraph 1
第 一 段dì yī duàn

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[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Chinese-Translation1.mp3|titles=Chinese Translation]

The First Emperor (秦 始 皇qín shǐ huáng) was a tyrant (暴 君bào jūn) but also a genius (奇 才qí cái). Besides his tomb (坟 墓fén mù), he built the Great Wall (长墙cháng qiáng) and 6500 kilometres (公 里gōng lǐ )(4000 miles 英 里) of highways (公 路gōng lù), as well as canals (运 河yùn hé), bridges (桥 梁qiáo liáng) and palaces (皇 宫huáng gōng).


Break-down sentences

1. 秦始皇虽然(位)暴君也是一位奇才
= The First Emperor was a tyrant but also a genius.
2.除了坟墓以外
= Besides his tomb,

3.他还了中国的万里长墙, 六千五百公里的公路 (四千英里), 运河 及无数的桥梁和皇宫
= he built the Great Wall and 6500 kilometres (4000 miles) of highways, as well as canals, bridges and palaces


A great short video clip of introducing the Great Wall of China (provided by Travelchannel)


Vocabulary

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1. The First Emperor of Qin = 秦 始 皇qín shǐ huáng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/162.-First-Emperor-of-Qin.mp3|titles=162. First Emperor of Qin]

2. Tyrant =暴 君bào jūn

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/262.-tyrant.mp3|titles=262. tyrant]

3. genius =奇 才qí cái

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/362.-genius.mp3|titles=362. genius]

4. Great Wall = 长墙cháng qiáng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/462.-great-wall.mp3|titles=462. great wall]

5. kilometres = 公 里gōng lǐ

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/562.-kilometers.mp3|titles=562. kilometers]

6. miles = 英 里yīng lǐ

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/662.-miles.mp3|titles=662. miles]

7. highways =公 路gōng lù

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/762.highways.mp3|titles=762.highways]

8. canals = 运 河yùn hé

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/862.-canals.mp3|titles=862. canals]

9. bridges =桥 梁qiáo liáng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/962.-bridges1.mp3|titles=962. bridges]

10. palaces = 皇 宫huáng gōng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1062.-palaces.mp3|titles=1062. palaces]

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