#59-Boy-King With a Mission (Cont’d 1)

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English Excerpt:

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Paragraph 2

When he ascended the throne in 247 BC, China was divided into seven states long been at war with one another. The boy-king began his reign with three goals. One was to conquer the other six states and unite the country. Another was to be the most powerful ruler in China. The last was to erect the grandest tomb ever built. He succeeded in all three.

Chinese Translation:

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Page 18 第 十 八 页dì shí bā yè

Paragraph 2 第 二 段 dì èr duàn

When (当dāng ) he 他 ascended (上 登shàng dēng) the throne (皇 位huáng wèi ) in 247 BC, China 中国 was divided (分 为fēn wéi ) into seven states (七个国家qī gè guó jiā ) long been at war with one another. The boy-king 童 王 began his reign (朝 代cháo dài) with three goals (目标mù biāo). One was to conquer (征 服zhēng fú ) the other six states and unite (统 一tǒng yī) the country (国 家guó jiā). Another was to be the most powerful (雄强xióng qiáng) ruler (帝 王dì wáng) in China. The last was to erect (建 设jiàn shè) the grandest (最 伟 大zuì wěi dà ) tomb (坟 墓fén mù) ever built. He succeeded (成 功chéng gōng) in all three.


Break-down sentences

1. 当他在公元247 年前登上皇位的时候,
=When he ascended the throne in 247 BC

2. 中国那时候已分为七个国家并互相战争了几百年,
=China was divided into seven states long been at war with one another.
3. 童年的秦始皇在位时有叁个目标,
=The boy-king began his reign with three goals.
4. 第一,征服其他六个国家并统一中国,
=One was to conquer the other six states and unite the country.
5. 再来,成为最雄强的帝王
=Another was to be the most powerful ruler in China.
6. 最後,他要建设世界上最伟大的坟墓
=The last was to erect the grandest tomb ever built.

7. 秦始皇最终成功的达成他的叁个目标
=He succeeded in all three.


Vocabulary

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1. When = 当 dāng

2. ascended =上登 shàng dēng

3. throne = 皇位 huáng wèi

4. divided = 分为fēn wéi

5. seven states = 七个国家qī gè guó jiā

6. reign = 朝代cháo dài

7. goals = 目标mù biāo

8. conquer = 征服zhēng fú

9. unite = 统一tǒng yī

10. the country = 国家guó jiā

11. the most powerful = 最雄强zui` xióng qiáng

12. ruler = 帝王dì wáng

13. build = 建设jiàn shè

14. grandest =最伟大zuì wěi dà

15. tomb = 坟墓fén mù

16. succeeded = 成功chéng gōng

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