#80- Prime Minister Li V.S The wily eunuch

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Prime Minister Li announced that the First Emperor was dead and Prince Hu was now Second Emperor. Not long afterwards, a power struggle began between Prime Minister Li and the wily eunuch. The Second Emperor sided with his former tutor, Zhao. He had Li executed, and appointed Zhao Gao to be the new prime minister.


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1.李丞相宣布秦始皇已死而胡 太 子继承了皇位并称秦二皇
= Prime Minister Li announced that the First Emperor was dead and Prince Hu was now Second Emperor.
2.不 久 以 后, 李 丞 相与狡猾的赵高太 监 并开始发生权 力斗 挣.
= Not long afterwards, a power struggle began between Prime Minister Li and the wily eunuch
3.秦二皇帮助前任的导 师赵 高太 监
= The Second Emperor sided with his former tutor, Zhao
4.秦二皇将李 丞 相处死刑 并授 任赵 高为新任丞 相
= He had Li executed, and appointed Zhao Gao to be the new prime minister.


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1. Prime Minister Li = 李 丞相Lǐ chéngxiàng

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2. announce = 宣布 xuānbù

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3. The First Emperor = 秦 始 皇qín shǐ huáng

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4. was dead = 已死yǐ sǐ

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5. Prince Hu = 胡太子 hú tàizǐ

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6. now = 现在 xiànzài

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7. Second Emperor = 秦二皇 Qín èr Huáng

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8. Not long afterwards = 不久以后 bùjiǔ yǐhòu`

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9. power struggle = 权力斗争 quánlìdòuzhēng

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10. begin = 开始 kāishǐ

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11. wily = 狡猾 jiǎohuá

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12. side = 帮 bang

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13. former = 以前的 yǐqián de

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14. tutor = 导师 dǎoshī

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15. appoint = 授任 shòurèn

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