#79- The tiger tally (Cont’d 4)

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To hide the odor, Prime Minister Li filled the coach with salted shellfish and spread the word that the Emperor had a sudden craving for preserved abalone! They continued touring until the messenger returned from the Great Wall and reported that Prince Fu was safely dead. Only then did they dare to hurry back to the capital.


Chinese Translation Breakdown

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1.为了隐藏黄帝屍体的臭味
= To hide the odor,
2.车内被李丞相充满(装满)了咸鱼贝类
= Prime Minister Li filled the coach with salted shellfish
3.并传播谣言皇帝忽然想要吃醃鲍鱼的慾望
= and spread the word that the Emperor had a sudden craving for preserved abalone!
4.他们继续旅行一直到送信者从长城返回并报告扶苏太子自杀而死
= They continued touring until the messenger returned from the Great Wall and reported that Prince Fu was safely dead
5.只到那时他们才敢匆促的返回首都
= Only then did they dare to hurry back to the capital.


Vocabulary

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1. hide = 隐藏 yǐncáng

2. odor = 臭味 chòuwèi

3. fill = 充满 chōngmǎn

4. salted shellfish = 咸鱼贝类 xiányú bèilèi

5. spread the word = 传播谣言 chuánbō yáoyán

6. sudden = 忽然 hūrán

7. craving = 欲望 yùwàng

8. abalone = 鲍鱼 bàoyú

9. until = 直到 zhídào

10. report = 报告 bàogào

11. Only then = 只到那时zhǐ dào nàshí (才 cái)

12. dare = (才)敢cái gǎn

13. hurry = 匆促cōngcù