#47- The color white (Cont’d-3)

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English Excerpt:

Page Eleven

Paragraph Two

The word white also signifies uselessness and lack of success.

White speech means wasted argument.

White walking means a trip taken in vain.

White arrival means useless visit.

Eating white rice means sponging off one’s host.

Chinese Translation:

Page Eleven 第 十 一 页dì shí yī yè

Paragraph Two 第 二 段 dì èr duàn

The word (字zì) white (白bái) also signifies (表达 biǎo dá/表示 biǎo shì)uselessness (没有用méi yǒu yòng) and lack (缺少quē shǎo) of success (成功chéng gōng).

White speech (白话bái huà ) means wasted argument.

White walking (白走bái zǒu ) means a trip taken in vain.

White arrival (白来bái lái )means useless visit.

Eating white rice (吃 白 饭chī bái fàn) means sponging off one’s host.


Vocabulary

1. Word = 字zì

2. White = 白bái

3. uselessness = 没有用méi yǒu yòng

4. lack = 缺少quē shǎo

5. Success = 成功chéng gōng

6. White speech = 白话 bái huà
= wasted argument.

7. White walking = 白走bái zǒu
= a trip taken in vain.

8. White arrival = 白来bái lái
= useless visit.

9. Eating white rice = 吃 白 饭chī bái fàn
= sponging off one’s host


Let’s practice AGAIN by the following breakdown sentences!!!

1. (中国人)也常拿这个白字来表达(表示)一个没有用或不成功的人= The word white also signifies uselessness and lack of success

2. 说白话 等于 说没有用的话= White speech means wasted argument

3. 白走 等于 不走= White walking means a trip taken in vain

4. 白来 等 于 没 来= White arrival means useless visit