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童年 (Tóngnián) Childhood

Dec. 1, 2009

童年 (Tóngnián) Childhood  

Listen to this song:  

Key Learning Points (Preview):

等待 (děnɡdài): v. to wait

老师 (lǎoshī) n. teacher


Chítáng biān de róngshù shàng, zhīliao zài shēngshēng jiàozhe xiàtiān.
池塘       边   的    榕树      上,   知了   在       声声         叫着    夏天。
The cicadas in BANYAN TREES near the pool were crying for summer.


Cāochǎng biān de qiūqiān shàng, zhǐyǒu húdié tíng zài shàngmian.
操场          边    的   秋千     上, 只有     蝴蝶    停  在      上面。
There were only butterflies on the swing near the playground.


Hēibǎn shàng lǎoshī de fénbǐ hái zài pīnmìng jījī-zhāzhā xiě gè bù tíng.
黑板       上     老师   的 粉笔  还 在    拼命    叽叽喳喳   写 个 不   停。
The teacher was writing hastily with a chalk on the blackboard.


Děngdàizhe xiàkè děngdàizhe fàngxué děngdài yóuxì de tóngnián.
等待着        下课, 等待着        放学,  等待     游戏  的     童年。
We were waiting for the end of the class, waiting for end of school day, and waiting for the childhood full of games.


Zǒng shì yào děng dào shuìjiào qián cái zhīdào gōngkè zhǐ zuò le yì diǎndiǎn.
总      是  要   等     到      睡觉     前  才   知道    功课    只  做  了 一     点点。
We always came to know that we haven't finished the homework before going to bed.


Zǒng shì yào děng dào kǎoshì hòu cái zhīdào gāi niàn de shū dōu méiyǒu niàn.
总       是  要   等    到     考试   后   才   知道   该  念   的  书   都    没有     念。
We always came to know that we haven't read books after the examination.


Yí cùn guāngyīn yí cùn jīn lǎoshī shuōguò cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāngyīn.
一 寸     光阴     一 寸  金  老师     说过      寸  金  难   买   寸    光阴。
Time is money and the teacher had said that money cannot buy time.


Yì tiān yòu yì tiān yì nián yòu yì nián mīmi-hūhū de tóngnián.
一 天    又  一 天  一  年    又 一  年    迷迷糊糊   的   童年。
The time of childhood elapsed day after day and year after year.


Méiyǒu rén zhīdào wèishénme tàiyáng zǒng xià dào shān de nà yì biān.
没有      人   知道       为什么      太阳     总   下  到     山  的  那 一   边。
No one knew why the sun always falls on the other side of the mountain.


Méiyǒu rén nénggòu gàosu wǒ shān lǐmiàn yǒu méi yǒu zhùzhe shénxiān.
没有      人     能够       告诉  我   山    里面    有  没   有     住着      神仙。
No one could tell me whether there was celestial being living in the mountain or not.


Duōshǎo píngrì jìyì  zǒng shì yí gè rén miànduìzhe tiānkōng fādāi.
多少        平日 记忆  总   是 一 个  人      面对着       天空    发呆。
In my memory, I was always in a daze facing the sky alone.


Jiù zhème hàoqí jiù zhème huànxiǎng zhème gūdān de tóngnián.
就   这么   好奇  就   这么      幻想       这么     孤单  的     童年。
That's the so inquisitive, fanciful and lonely childhood.


Yángguāng xià qīngtíng fēi guòlái yí piànpiàn lǜyóuyóu de dàotián.
阳光            下    蜻蜓    飞  过来 一  片片       绿油油    的  稻田。
Under the sun, dragonflies flew above the green rice field.


Shuǐcǎi làbǐ  hé wànhuātǒng huà bù chū tiānbiān nà yì tiáo cǎihóng.
水彩    蜡笔 和      万花筒      画  不  出     天边    那 一  条   彩虹。
We cannot draw the rainbow in the sky with watercolor crayons and kaleidoscope.


Shénme shíhou cái néng xiàng gāo niánjí de tóngxué yǒu zhāng chéngshú yǔ zhǎngdà de liǎn?
什么        时候   才    能    像    高   年级  的    同学    有      张        成熟     与     长大   的   脸?
When will we have mature and grown faces as the senior have?


Pànwàngzhe jiàqī pànwàngzhe míngtiān pànwàng zhǎngdà de tóngnián.
盼望着          假期      盼望着       明天      盼望       长大     的     童年。
We hope for holidays, for tomorrow and also for grown childhood.


Yì tiān yòu yì tiān yì nián yòu yì nián pànwàng zhǎngdà de tóngnián.
一 天   又  一 天  一   年   又  一  年      盼望        长大    的     童年。
Looking forward to the grown childhood day after day and year after year.


Key Learning Points:

等待 (děnɡdài): v. to wait

Example:

Xiǎo Mínɡ zhènɡzài jiāojí  de děnɡdài kǎoshì jiéɡuǒ.
小     明      正在      焦急   的   等待     考试    结果。
Xiao Ming is anxiously waiting for exam results.


老师 (lǎoshī) n. teacher

Example:

    Lǎoshī,  kěyǐ bānɡ wǒ jiǎnɡjiě zhè dào tí mɑ?
A: 老师,  可以  帮    我   讲解    这  道  题  吗?
Teacher, could you explain this question for me?

   Dānɡrán kěyǐ.
B: 当然       可以。
Sure, no problem!


生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary: 

睡觉 (shuìjiào): v to go to bed or to sleep  

知道 (zhīdào): v to know  

记忆 (jìyì): n memory  

好奇 (hàoqí): adj inquisitive or curious  

孤单 (gūdān): adj lonely  

成熟 (chéngshu): adj mature  

 

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