#82- Something about the wily eunuch Zhao (Cont’d 1)

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One day, Eunuch Zhao presented a deer to the Second Emperor at court, all the time pointing to the animal and calling it a horse. The Emperor laughed in disbelief and asked the ministers
around him for their opinion.


Chinese Translation Breakdown

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1.有一天,赵太监在朝廷上赠送一匹鹿给秦二皇
= One day, Eunuch Zhao presented a deer to the Second Emperor at court,
2.并同时指著动物称牠为马
= all the time pointing to the animal and calling it a horse.
3.皇帝笑而不信
= The Emperor laughed in disbelief
4. 并询问身边围绕的大臣们的意见
= and asked the ministers around him for their opinion


:) Chinese Idiom 

A short video clip of Calling A Stag A Horse (指鹿為馬 zhǐlùwéimǎ )


Vocabulary

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1 One day = 有一天 yǒu yī tiān

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2 present = 赠送 zèngsòng

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3 a deer = 一匹鹿 yī pǐ lù

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4 court = 朝廷 cháotíng

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5 all the time = 同时 tóngshí

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6 point = 指着 zhǐ zhe

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7 animal = 动物 dòngwù

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8 calling it a horse = 称牠为马 chèn tā wéi mǎ

Chinese Idiom:
Calling A Stag A Horse =指鹿為馬 zhǐlùwéimǎ

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9 laugh in disbelief =不信而笑 bù xìn ér xiào

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10 ask = 询问 xúnwèn`

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11 the ministers =大臣们 dàchén men

Singular: A minister= 大臣dàchén
Plural: the ministers = 大臣们 dàchén men

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12 opinion = 意见 yìjiàn

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