#25 The Power of Number: The number Eight (Cont’d)

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English Excerpt:

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Paragraph 3
Many Chinese people pay huge sums of money to buy lucky numbers for their license plate, telephone number,and home address. In Chengdu, the telephone number 8888-8888 sold for more than US$250,000. Someone in Hangzhou offered to sell his license plate A88888 for over one million yuan.

Chinese Translation:

Page 7, 第 dì七qī页 yè
Paragraph 3, 第 dì 三sān 段 duaǹ

Many (很多hěn duō) Chinese people (中国人) pay huge sums of money (钱qián) to buy( 买měi) lucky (辛 运 的xìng yùn de) numbers (数字SHÙ ZÌ)) for their (他们的tā mén de) license plate (执照牌zhí zhào pái), telephone (电话diàn huà ) number (号码hào mǎ ) and, home (家 jiā) address (地址dì zhǐ)。In Chengdu (成都chéng dū), the telephone (电话) number (号码) 8888-8888 sold for more than US$250,000 (二十五万美金 èr shí wǔ wàn měi jīng). Someone in Hangzhou (杭 州háng zhōu) offered to sell (卖mèi) his license plate (执照牌) A88888 for over one million yuan (一 百万元 yī bǎi wàn yuán).


Vocabulary

1. Page 7= 第 dì七qī页 yè

2. Paragraph 3 = 第 dì 三sān 段 duaǹ

3. Many = 很 多 hěn duō


hěn = very
duō = many

4. money = 钱 qián

5. Buy =买 měi

6. telephone number = 电话号 码diàn huà hào mǎ


电话 diàn huà = telephone
号码 hào mǎ = number

7. home =家 jiā

8. address =地 址 dì zhǐ

9. Chengdu = 成 都 chéng dū


Name of city in Sichuan province, China

10. US$250,000 = 二 十 五 万 美 金 èr shí wǔ wàn měi jīng


= two
= ten
= five
= a number unit in Chinese. 一 万 = 10,000
= American
= gold

11. Hangzhou = 杭 州 háng zhōu


Name of city in China

12. sell =卖 mèi

13. License plate =执 照 牌 zhí zhào pái

14. One Million Yuan =一 百 万 元 yī bǎi wàn yuán