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上海世博会The Shanghai World Expo (Advanced)

Nov. 13, 2010

上海世博会(Shànghǎi ShìbóhuìThe Shanghai World Expo

 

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Key Learning Points (Preview)

世博会(Shìbóhuì): n. World Expo

 

突破(tūpò): v. to break

 

创造(chuàngzào): v. to create

 

Shíyuè sānshíyī rì, Zhōngguó Shànghǎi Shìbóhuì zài rèliè de wǎnhuì zhōng chénggōng
10月     31         日, 中国         上海          世博会    在  热烈 的    晚会    中       成功            
luòxià wéimù.
落下    帷幕。

 

The Shanghai World Expo came to a successful end with an enthusiastic closing ceremony on Oct. 31st.

Chénglóng, Lǐníng, Liúxiáng děng duōwèi míngrén liàngxiàng bìmù wǎnhuì.
成龙,          李宁,   刘翔       等    多位       名人        亮相      闭幕   晚会。

 

Jackie Chan, Li Ning, Liu Xiang and many other celebrities attended the ceremony.

Zì wǔyuè yīrì kāimù yǐlái, Shànghái Shìbóhuì tūpò duō xiàng Shìbóhuì lìshǐ jìlù.
自 5月   1日 开幕  以来,上海         世博会   突破 多    项      世博会   历史记录。

 

The Shanghai World Expo broke many records in World Expo history since its opening on May 1st.

Shēngdòng quánshì le "lǐjiě, gōutōng, huānjù, hézuò" de Shìbó lǐniàn.
生动              诠释    了“理解、沟通、 欢聚、 合作”  的  世博   理念。

 

It offered a lively interpretation of World Expo's ideals: "understanding, communication, reunion and cooperation."

Shànghǎi Shìbóhuì chuàngzào le cānjiā guīmó zhī zuì, cānguān yóukè zhī zuì, jǔbàn
上海           世博会     创造         了参加    规模     之最, 参观      游客    之最,举办  
huódòng zhī zuì sān xiàng jìlù.
活动         之最   三    项    记录。

 

The Shanghai World Expo created three new records: the number of countries and organizations in attendance, the number of visit and the number of activities and exhibitions held.

Zuìzhōng yǒu yìbǎibāshíjiǔ gè guójiā, wǔshíqī gè guójì zǔzhī cānzhǎn. Yìbǎibāshísì tiān 
最终         有    189             个   国家、 57       个  国际  组织    参展。   184            天            
de zhǎnqī xīyǐnle hǎinèiwài chāoguò qīqiān wàn rén cānguān.  Wénhuà yǎnyì huódòng
的 展期  吸引了 海内外      超过      7000    万   人   参观。         文化       演艺    活动       
tūpò liǎngwàn chǎngcì.
突破 2万           场次。

 

Up to the closing day, the Expo attracted 189 countries and 57 world organizations, and more than 70 million visitors. 20,000 artistic performances were held during the 189 days of the World Expo.

Cǐwài, Shànghǎi Shìbóhuì shǒudù jiāng "chéngshì" zuòwéi zhǎnpǐn, chénggōng 
此外,上海        世博会      首度       将   “城市”    作为      展品,      成功           
zhǎnshì le běnjiè Shìbóhuì de zhǔtí,  "chéngshì ràng shēnghuó gèng měihǎo."
展示      了 本届   世博会    的  主题,  “城市    让     生活          更      美好”。

 

What's more, it was the first expo to treat "cities"as exhibits, successfully illustrating the theme "Better city, Better life."

Key Learning Points

世博会(Shìbóhuì): n. World Expo

 

Example:

Èrlíngyī’èr nián Hánguó Lìshuǐ Shìbóhuì de zhǔtí shì: tiānrán de hǎiyáng jí hǎi'àn.
2012         年    韩国      丽水     世博会   的 主题 是:天然   的   海洋    及  海岸。
 

 

The theme of the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea is: "the natural ocean and coast."

突破(tūpò): v. to break

 

Examples:

Èrlínglíngliù nián, Liúxiáng tūpò le nánzǐ yìbǎiyīshí mǐ lán de jìlù.
2006            年,  刘翔      突破  了男子   110        米  栏  的记录。

 

Liu Xiang broke the record in the men's 110 meter hurdles in the 2008 Olympics.

创造(chuàngzào): v. to create

 

Example:

Shēngmìng shì tiānfù de, dàn shēnghuó shì yóu wǒmen chuàngzào de.
生命             是  天赋   的,但    生活       是  由   我们        创造       的。

 

Life is innate, but lifestyle is created by our hands.

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