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How These Chinese Women Are Riding the Winds and Breaking the Waves

Jul. 22, 2020

Recently, girl groups and boy groups are very popular in China.When it comes to the “女团(nǚ tuán) all-girl pop group”, everyone imagines a young, beautiful girl who can sing and dance. Recently, however, a special all-girl pop group appeared in everyone’s field of vision. They are a group comprised of 30-plus sisters who want to set off a wave and ride the wind and waves.

女团 (nǚ tuán) : all-girl pop group


tā de mèngxiǎng shì chéngwéi nǚ tuán zhōng de chéngyuán.
Her dream is to become a member of the all-girl pop group.

nǚ tuán zuìjìn hěn shòu huānyíng.
The all-girl pop group is very popular recently.

There is a new variety show in China that has created an all-girl pop group called “乘风破浪的姐姐(chéngfēngpòlàng de jiějie) sisters riding the winds and breaking the waves”. They are all 30 years old and above including actors, singers, and presenters.

Each woman has a different style, is very individual, and has varying accomplishments in each of their own circles. And some even have families with children.

It’s hard to imagine that such a group of people truly still have dreams of joining an all-girl pop group. While some people think this is really outlandish and absurd, the actions of the sisters prove to us that it is anything but.

Female strength

They work hard, refuse to fail, and show their unique female strength and “魅力(mèilì) charm” on stage continuously.

魅力(mèilì): charm


tā hěn yǒu mèilì.
She is charming.

měi gèrén dōu yǒu zìjǐ dútè de mèilì.
Everyone has their own unique charm.

United and friendly

Some people thought that such a group of gorgeous women might become competitive and no one humours others of them, but it was unexpectedly harmonious as each of them has an identity. Everyone is united and friendly as they work hard for the best stage performance.

团结 (tuánjié): unite


tóngxué zhī jiān yào tuánjié.
Classmates need to be united.

tuánjié jiùshì lìliàng.
Unity is strength.

Inverse age girls

Although they are 30 or older, some even as old as 50-something, their faces don’t reveal their true ages. Everyone looks much younger than their numeric age so we call them “inverse age” girls. They are still youthful and full of energy on the stage, and that’s all that matters for delivering a great performance.

Although it is a performance, each sister shows us what they think a lady should strive to be. They are very hard-working, lively, and cute, all while showcasing the courage needed to face difficulties. They dare to think and dare to execute their plans, which is all the more inspiring. At every stage of life, we should have the courage to do what we want to do. We should not be restricted by our relative age. We must have the courage to “乘风破浪 (chéng fēng pò làng) ride the winds and break the waves”.

乘风破浪 (chéng fēng pò làng): riding the winds and breaking the waves is a Chinese idiom referring to the spirit of the ship advancing through the wind and waves. It describes the character of not being afraid of difficulties and going forward bravely.


zài gōngzuò shàng, wǒmen yào gǎnyú chéngfēngpòlàng.
At work, we must dare to ride the winds and break the waves.

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Which of the following description can reflect “乘风破浪(chéng fēng pò làng)”?

A.This job is very difficult, let’s give up.
B.No matter how difficult it is, we will definitely overcome the coronavirus.
C.He was ill, so he didn’t come to school.

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