Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Splendid Evening -- a Chinese Listening Practice

One day, I had a very dramatic evening. The drama was about the weather. So I wrote a short passage to tell you what happened. And here comes a listening practice for you, my dear Chinese learners. Let's see how much you can understand. ;-P



The following video will show you the Chinese caption. It will help you check your listening practice.






Hope you've done a great job!  :)

Now I put all the text and explanation of the text here:



精彩的傍晚

A Splendid Evening

1:下午我在回家的路上,偶然注意到天空的云朵如同正在长高的城堡,非常壮观。

This afternoon, on my way home, I noticed that the clouds looked like castles growing higher and higher in the sky. They were so gorgeous.

2:晚饭后,窗外的天色迅速转暗,耳边传来隆隆的雷声。透过窗玻璃,可以看到雨水在狂风的引导下,着了魔一般地四处奔跑。

After supper, very quickly, it became darker and darker outside. The thunders could be heard rolling and rumbling above. I looked out of the window. Pushed by the wind, the rain were running in every direction.

3: 西北面的天如同古典的油画,黑压压的乌云几乎覆盖了整个天空,西沉的阳光及时地为它们镶上了金边。

The sky in the northwest looked like a classic oil painting. Dark clouds almost covered the entire sky. Right in time, the setting sun decorated the clouds with inlaid golden edges.

4: 再向东边的天空望去,快看!一道彩虹正在向我问好。哦,多么精彩的一个傍晚!

Look! Look at the eastern sky! A rainbow was greeting me. Oh! What a splendid evening!



Vocabulary:



精彩的 jīngcǎi de : splendid

傍晚 bàngwǎn : evening, dusk

下午 xiàwǔ : afternoon

回家 huíjiā : back home

路上lùshang : on the road

偶然 ǒurán : by chance , randomly, occasionally

注意 zhùyì : notice

天空tiānkōng : sky

云朵yúnduǒ : cloud

如同 rútóng : just like, the same as

正在 zhèngzài: just at (that time) / right in (that place) / right in the middle of (doing sth)

长高 zhǎnggāo : grow taller

城堡 chéngbǎo : castle

非常 fēicháng : very much

壮观 zhuàngguān : gorgeous, terrific


晚饭后wǎnfàn hòu : after supper

窗外chuāng wài : outside the window

天色 tiānsè : lit. the color of the sky; time of day,

迅速 xùnsù : fast, quick

转暗zhuǎn àn : turn dark

耳边 ěr biān : lit. beside one's ear; here it indicates some sound pass through the ear

传来 chuán lái : pass over

隆隆 lóng long : imitation of the sound of thunder

雷声 léi shēng : sound of thunder

透过窗玻璃 tòu guò chuāng bō li :through the window

可以 kě yǐ : may, can

看到 kàn dao : see

雨水yǔshuǐ: rain

狂风kuángfēng: gale , squall

引导 yǐndǎo: guide, guidance

着了魔zháo le mó: be possessed; be entranced; be bewitched

一般yì bān :same as, just like

四处 sìchù :everywhere, all directions

奔跑 bēn pǎo :run

西北 xī běi : northwest

如同 rú tóng :just like

古典的 gǔ diǎn de :classic

油画 yǒu huà :oil painting

黑压压hēi yā ya: dark, black

乌云wū yún :dark clouds

几乎 jī hū : almost

覆盖 fù gài : cover

整个 zhěng gè : whole, entire

天空 tiān kōng : sky

西xī: west

沉chén: sink, set down

阳光 yáng guāng : sun shine, ray

及时 jí shí : in time

为wèi: for

它们tāmen : they , them

镶上 xiāngshàng : to inlay, to embed

金jīn: gold

边biān : edge, border

再 zài : further more;

向 xiàng :towards

东边dōng bian: in the east

望 wàng :to gaze (into the distance)

快看 kuài kàn : look, watch

一道彩虹 yídào cǎi hóng : a rainbow

正在向我问好 zhèng zài xiàng wǒ wèn hǎo : is greeting me

多么精彩的 duǒ me jīngcǎi de : such splendid

一个傍晚 yí ge bàng wǎn : a evening


Happy learning!  
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