#50 The Color Blue

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English Excerpt:

Page 10
Paragraph 3

The five primary colors in China are:
Red Black Yellow White Green

Blue is not one of the five primary colors in China. It is the color of the ocean, the sky and immortality. According to legend,the universe began as an egg。Out of the egg hatched a man named Pan Gu. Half of Pan Gu’s shell became the sky above, and the other half formed the ocean below. Pan Gu grew for 18000 years,separating the sky from the ocean further and further。Finally he collapsed and became immortal.

Chinese Translation:

Page 10 = 第 十 页dì shí yè

Paragraph 3 = 第 三 段dì sān duàn

The five primary colors in China are :

Red = 红 hóng

Black = 黑 hēi

Yellow = 黄 huáng

White = 白 bái

Green = 绿 lù

Blue (蓝lán) is not 不是one of the five (五种wǔ zhǒng) primary (基本jī běn) colors (颜色yán sè) in China (中国zhōng guó) 。It (它tā) is the color of the ocean (海洋hǎi yáng) , the sky (天空tiān kōng) and immortality (永远不朽的宇宙yǒng yuǎn bū xiǔ de yǔ zhòu) 。According (按照àn zhào) to legend (传说chuán shuō) ,the universe (宇宙yǔ zhòu) began as an egg (蛋dàn)

Out of the egg hatched (孵出fū chū) a man (男人nán rén) named Pan Gu (盘古pán gǔ) 。Half of Pan Gu’s 盘古 shell (壳ké) became (变成biàn chéng) the sky (天空tiān kōng) above, and the other half (另一半lìng yī bàn) formed (行成xíng chéng) the ocean (海洋hǎi yang ) below.

Pan Gu 盘古 grew for 18000 (一万八千 yī wàn bā qiān) years (年nián) ,separating (分fēn ) the sky 天空 from the ocean 海洋 further and further (越 来 越 远yuè lái yuè yuǎn) 。Finally (终于zhōng yú) he (他tā) collapsed (倒坍dǎo tān) and became 变成 immortal (永远不朽yóng yuǎn bū xiǔ) (流芳百世的iú fāng bǎi shì de宇宙yǔ zhòu)


Vocabulary

1. Blue = 蓝 lán

2. primary = 基本jī běn

3. ocean = 海洋hǎi yáng

4. sky =天空tiān kōng

5. immortal =永远不朽的 yǒng yuǎn bū xiǔ de (宇宙yǔ zhòu )

6. according = 按照àn zhào

7. legend = 传说chuán shuō

8. universe = 宇宙yǔ zhòu

9. egg = 蛋dàn

10. hatch = 孵出fū chū

11. man = 男人nán rén

12. Pan Gu = 盘古pán gǔ

13. shell = 壳ké

14. collapse = 倒坍dǎo tān

15. immortality = 永远不朽 yóng yuǎn bū xiǔ


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

1. 蓝并不属於中国五种基本颜色之一 = Blue is not one of the five primary colors in China

2. 蓝是海洋,天空跟永远不朽的宇宙颜色 = It is the color of the ocean, the sky and immortality

3. 按照传说,宇宙首先是一颗蛋 = According to legend,the universe began as an egg

4. 从蛋中孵出一位男人,名为盘古 = Out of the egg hatched a man named Pan Gu

5. 盘古的壳变成两半,上面的一半是天空,另一半形成下面的海洋 = Half of Pan Gu’s shell became the sky above, and the other half formed the ocean below

6. 盘古生长了有一万八千年, 同时他把上头的天空跟下面的海洋,分开的愈来愈远 = Pan Gu grew for 18000 years,separating the sky from the ocean further and further

7. 终於盘古倒坍,而变成永远不朽,流芳百世的宇宙 = Finally he collapsed and became immortal


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