# 63-More Qin Shi Huang’s contributions!

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English Excerpt:

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He ordered everyone to use the same coins , weights and measures, and a common written language. Hard-working and disciplined, he read 55 kilograms (120 pounds) of reports written on bamboo slips every day.

Chinese Translation:

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第 十 九 页dì shí jiǔ yè
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第 一 段dì yī duàn
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He ordered (命令mìng ling)everyone to use the same coins (硬币yìng bì) , weights and measures (计量制jì liàng zhì), and a common written language (文字wén zì). Hard-working (努力nǔ lì) and disciplined (遵守纪律zūn shǒu jì lǜ) , he read 55 kilograms (公斤gōng jīn) (120 pounds ) of reports (报告bào gào) written on bamboo (竹zhú) slips(帛 bó) every day.


Break-down sentences

1. 命令所有老百姓(每个人)都用同样的硬币,计量制和文字
= He ordered everyone to use the same coins , weights and measures, and a common written language.
2.本身努力遵守纪律
= Hard-working and disciplined,
3.每天读看五十五公斤(也就是一百二十磅)所写在竹帛上的报告
= he read 55 kilograms (120 pounds) of reports written on bamboo slips every day

Or 他每天读看写在竹帛上的报告.而这些报告重达五十五公斤(也就是一百二十磅)


Vocabulary

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1. ordered =命令mìng ling

2. coins =硬币yìng bì

3. weights and measures =计量制jì liàng zhì

4. written language = 文字wén zì

5. Hard-working = 努力nǔ lì

6. Disciplined = 遵守纪律zūn shǒu jì lǜ

7. kilograms = 公斤gōng jīn

8. 120 pounds = 120 磅bàng

9. reports = 报告bào gào

10. bamboo slips = 竹帛zhú bó

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