#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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[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Chinese-translation.mp3|titles=Chinese translation]

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

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1.-one-day82.mp3|titles=1. one day82]

2 present = 赠送 zèngsòng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2.-presented82.mp3|titles=2. presented82]

3 a deer = 一匹鹿 yī pǐ lù

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/3.-a-deer82.mp3|titles=3. a deer82]

4 court = 朝廷 cháotíng

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/4.-court82.mp3|titles=4. court82]

5 all the time = 同时 tóngshí

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/5.-all-the-time82.mp3|titles=5. all the time82]

6 point = 指着 zhǐ zhe

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/6.-pointing82.mp3|titles=6. pointing82]

7 animal = 动物 dòngwù

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/7.animal82.mp3|titles=7.animal82]

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
[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/8.-calling-it-a-horse82.mp3|titles=8. calling it a horse82]

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

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/9.-laughed-in-disbelief82.mp3|titles=9. laughed in disbelief82]

10 ask = 询问 xúnwèn`

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/10.-asked82.mp3|titles=10. asked82]

11 the ministers =大臣们 dàchén men

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

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/11.the-ministers82.mp3|titles=11.the ministers82]

12 opinion = 意见 yìjiàn

[audio:http://chinesecharacteraday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/12.-opinion82.mp3|titles=12. opinion82]

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