The Four Tones of the Chinese Language

Mandarin Chinese is a very tonal language. A single word with…

Dr. Adeline Yen Mah meets the founder of Pin Yin Zhou Youguang

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#83- Something about the wily eunuch Zhao (Cont’d 3)

Most of them 大 多 数 (大 臣) were frightened 害 怕 of the eunuch 赵太 坚 and said it was a horse 马. (They were right to be scared – Zhao later punished 处 罚 all those 所 有 大 臣 who had dared 敢 说 to call it a deer 鹿.) The phrase pointing to a deer and calling it a horse 指 鹿 为马 has become a well-known proverb 成 语 in the Chinese language. It describes 形容 a situation 壮 况 where right and wrong are deliberately mixed up 是 非 故 意 被 搞 乱…Keep Reading

#82- Something about the wily eunuch Zhao (Cont’d 1)

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One day 有 一 天, Eunuch Zhao presented 赠送 a deer 一 匹 鹿 to the Second Emperor at court 朝 廷, all the time 同 时 pointing 指 着 to the animal 动 物and calling it a horse称它 为 马. The Emperor 皇 帝 laughed in disbelief 不 信 而 笑 and asked 询问the ministers 大 臣 们 around him for their opinion 意见 …Keep Reading

#81- Something about the wily eunuch Zhao

Eunuch Zhao 赵 太 监 was now so powerful 势力强大 that he wished 想 作 to be the Emperor 皇 帝 himself. Only只有 one man 一 人 stood 站在 between him and the throne 皇 位 ….. the Second Emperor. He decided 决 定 to test 试 验 the ministers 大 臣 to see 看 how far they would follow him跟随他 多 远…Keep Reading