#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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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


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Vocabulary

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

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2. Tyrant =暴 君bào jūn

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3. genius =奇 才qí cái

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4. Great Wall = 长墙cháng qiáng

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5. kilometres = 公 里gōng lǐ

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6. miles = 英 里yīng lǐ

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7. highways =公 路gōng lù

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8. canals = 运 河yùn hé

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9. bridges =桥 梁qiáo liáng

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10. palaces = 皇 宫huáng gōng

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