A New Chinese Hit Movie: 新少林寺 Shaolin (Intermediate)

Key Learning Points (Preview):

票房 (piàofáng): n. box office

吸引 (xīyǐn): v. to attract

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The new film “新少林寺 (Xīn shàolínsì) Shaolin” is a hit. Only four days after its release in mainland China, “票房 (piàofáng) box office” earnings exceeded a hundred million RMB. Many people still remember the 1982 Jet Li version that received worldwide acclaim in its time, but this recent film is a completely new story. There are additional themes and plot lines including betrayal, Buddhist religion and more. In this way, Shaolin is “吸引 (xīyǐn) attracting” a massive audience. At the heart of the film is the famous Shaolin Temple, which is located on “嵩山 (Sōngshān) Songshan” (one of China’s five sacred mountains) in Henan province. This temple is the origin of “少林武术 (shàolín wǔshù) Shaolin Wushu” and “少林功夫 (shàolín gōngfu) Shaolin Kung Fu.” With over 700 patterns, Shaolin Kung Fu is the largest martial arts sect for the Han Chinese people. As Buddhism is an important element of the practice, it is called “武术禅 (wǔshù chán) the Buddhism of martial arts.” The word “少林 (shàolín)” is among the most widely recognized symbols in traditional martial arts. There are 72 kinds of skills in Shaolin, including “铁头功 (tiě tóu gōng) iron head,” “飞行功 (fēixíng gōng) flying skill” etc. There are also well-known techniques such as “拳术 (quán shù) Chinese boxing” and “棍术 (gùn shù) cudgel play.”

Key Learning Points:

票房 (piàofáng): n. box office


Xīn shàolínsì shǒuyìng hòu piàofáng yí lù zǒuhóng,jiāng yǐngpiàn Nàníyà chuánqí sān shuǎi zài shēnhòu.
《新少林寺》 首映        后      票房     一 路   走红,  将       影片       《纳尼亚传奇3》       甩     在     身后。
The box office earnings of Shaolin were so huge since the film was released that they surpassed the earnings of Narnia 3.

吸引 (xīyǐn): v. to attract


Tā gāochāo de wǔshù xīyǐn le zài chǎng de suǒyǒu rén.
他   高超       的   武术  吸引了 在    场     的    所有    人。
His excellent martial arts has attracted everyone present.

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