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A Movie:《唐山大地震》(Tángshān dà dìzhèn) Tangshan Earthquake (Beginner)

Aug. 10, 2010

《唐山大地震》(Tángshān dà dìzhèn) Tangshan Earthquake

Key Learning Points (Preview): 回家 (huíjiā): go home

 

  At daybreak on July 28, 1976, the city of Tangshan was destroyed by a 7.8 magnitude "地震 (dìzhèn) earthquake" in just 23 seconds. After the earthquake, a young mother faced the difficult choice of saving only one child of her twins. In a hopeless situation, this young mother chose to save the little brother of the twins, sacrificing the sister. This decision changed the fate of the whole family and traumatized the survivors for 32 years. This is the story of a recently released blockbuster movie "Tangshan Earthquake," which touches many people's hearts in China. After the movie was released on July 22, 2010, the "票房 (piàofáng) box office" reached US$75 million in just two weeks.  In the movie, the young mother chose to save the son. Fortunately, her daughter (the sister of the twins) survived and was adopted by a "军人 (jūnrén) soldier." Let's take a look at the a scene when the girl wakes up after the earthquake:

Let's see what the "军人 (jūnrén) soldier" says in the scene:

Háizi,  nǐ jiā zài nǎ? Nǐ bàba māma ne? Nǐ hái yǒu qīnrén ma? Bié pà,  shūshu dài nǐ huíjiā.

孩子,你家 在 哪?你爸爸   妈妈  呢?你 还 有    亲人   吗? 别  怕, 叔叔   带 你 回家。

 

Kids, where is your home? Where are your dad and mom? Do you have any relatives? Don't be afraid, I(uncle) will take you home.

背景资料 (Bèijǐng zīliào) Background Information:

 

On July, 28, 1976, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Tangshan (a city in Hebei province in northern China, west of Beijing). It was one of the ten major natural disasters in China during the 20th century. This earthquake caused a total of 242,000 deaths and seriously injured 164,000 people.

Key Learning Points: 回家 (huíjiā): go home

 

Example:    

A: Jīntiān xiàbān hòu wǒmen yì qǐ qù yóulèyuán wán ba.

A: 今天    下班     后     我们   一起 去 游乐园     玩    吧。

 

A: Let's go to an amusement park together after work today.     

B: Jīntiān bù xíng a,   wǒ dāyìng wǒ māma yào zǎo diǎn huíjiā de.

B: 今天     不 行   啊,我   答应    我   妈妈   要   早   点    回家 的。

 

B: Not today, I promised my mom that I would go home early today.  

生词 (Shēngcí) Vocabulary:

 

地震 (dìzhèn): n. earthquake

 

票房 (piàofáng): n. box office

 

军人 (jūnrén): n. soldier

 

 

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Is there any different between 一齐 and 一起?
Were these 2 sentences meaning the same?
我和你一起走吧!
我和你一齐走。
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Some Chinese words related to sickness:
生病 (shēngbìng) get ill; 发烧 (fāshāo) fever; 感冒 (gǎnmào) to catch cold. Hope these help.

The Chinese words “洪水 (hóngshuǐ)” mean “flood.” Any more Chinese words related to sickness? Maybe Chinese words for “fever” and so on.

I have learned the Chinese words 地震. What is the Chinese word for “flood?” Thanks!

In Chinese, the Chinese phrase”一起” emphasizes that things or actions happen together or at the same place. “一齐” emphasizes that things or actions happen at the same time. This is the main difference between them.
As for your two sentences, I think they all means “Let’s go together.” But the second sentence prefers to emphasize that the actions happen at the same time.

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