#49 The Color Green

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English Excerpt:

Page 10

Paragraph Two

Green is the color of plants,trees,and woods。It corresponds to spring and the East and has a strange meaning in China。A man who wears a green hat has a wife who is cheating on him. Chinese men avoid green hats, especially if they have beautiful wives.

Chinese Translation:

Page 10 = 第 十 页dì shí yè

Paragraph Two = 第 二 段dì èr duàn

Green (绿lù) is the color (颜色yán sè) of plants (植物zhí wù) ,trees (树shù) ,and woods (树林shù lín) 。It corresponds (象征xiàng zhēng) to spring (春天cūn tiān) and the East (东方dōng fāng) and has a strange (奇怪qí guài) meaning (意思yì si) in China 中国。A man (男人nán rén) who wears (戴dài) a green hat (绿帽子lù mào zi) has a wife (妻子qī zi) who is cheating (欺骗qī piàn ) on him. Chinese men (中国男人zhōng guó nán rén) avoid (避免bì miǎn) green hats 绿帽子, especially (尤其 yóu qí) if (若是ruò shì) they 他们 have 有beautiful (美 丽的měi lì de) wives 妻子。


Vocabulary

1. Color Green = 绿颜色lù yán sè

2. Green = 绿 lù

3. color = 颜色yán sè

4. plants = 植物zhí wù

5. trees = 树 shù

6. woods = 树林shù lín

7. corresponds = 象征xiàng zhēng

8. spring = 春天cūn tiān

9. East = 东方dōng fāng

10. strange = 奇怪qí guài

11. meaning = 意思yì si

12. man = 男人nán rén

13. wear = 戴 dài

14. green hats = 绿帽子lù mào zi

15. wife= 妻子qī zi

16. cheating = 欺骗qī piàn

17. Chinese men = 中国男人zhōng guó nán rén


19. especially = 尤其yóu qí

20. if = 若是ruò shì

21. they have = 他们有tā mén yǒu


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Chinese translation

1. 绿顏色是植物,树跟树林的顏色 = Green is the color of plants,trees,and woods

2. 他象征春天跟东方 = It corresponds to spring and the East

3. 在中國 绿顏色還有一個比較奇怪的意思 = The color green also has a strange meaning in China。

4. 如果中國男人頭上戴一頂绿帽子, 就有可能有人在背後笑他,說他的妻子對他不忠實正在欺骗他 = A man who wears a green hat has a wife who is cheating on him.

5. 所以很多中國人都避免戴绿帽子 = Chinese men avoid wearing green hats

6. 尤其若是他们家裡有美丽的妻子 = especially if they have beautiful wives