中文天天读-4: 盘子是这样打碎的

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盘子是这样打碎的

小时候,你打碎过盘子吗?打碎以后你会怎么做?

一个小孩儿不小心打碎了一只盘子,盘子非常珍贵。妈妈看见了碎片,问:“是谁打碎的?”

“是我打碎的。”孩子回答。

“怎么打碎的?”

小孩儿一下子找不到合适的词语,一着急就把另一只盘子也碰到地上,说:“就是这样打碎的!”

Words / Phrases:
1.
盘子
pán zǐ
: plate
2.
这样
zhè yàng
: like this
3.
打碎
dǎ suì
: break into pieces
4.
时候
shí hòu
: time; moment
5.
以后
yǐ hòu
: after; afterwards; later; hereafter
6.
怎么
zěn me
: how
7.
zuò
: do
8.
小孩儿
xiǎo hái ér
: child; kid
9.
不小心
bú xiǎo xīn
: by accident, carelessly
10.
非常
fēi cháng
: very
11.
珍贵
zhēn guì
: valuable, precious
12.
妈妈
mā ma
: mother
13.
看见
kàn jiàn
: see
14.
碎片
suì piàn
: fragment, piece
15.
wèn
: ask
16.
shuí
: who
17.
是我
shì wǒ
: is me
18.
孩子
hái zǐ
: child; kid
19.
回答
huí dá
: reply
20.
一下子
yī xià zi
: in a short while, all of a sudden
21.
找不到
zhǎo bú dào
: cannot find
22.
合适
hé shì
: appropriate, right, suitable
23.
词语
cí yǔ
: words
24.
着急
zháo jí
: worried, anxious
25.
lìng
: another
26.
pèng
: knock
27.
地上
dì shàng
: on the ground
28.
就是
jiù shì
: exactly

语言点 Language Points

不小心
by accident,carelessly

“不小心” means“by accident”,“ carelessly”,“negligently” and is used as adverbial to modify verbs,.
一个小孩儿不小心打碎了一只盘子。
A child broke a plate into pieces by accident.

Exmaple:
(1) 考试的时候,我不小心写错了两个字。
(2) 前天他不小心丢了钱包,一天没吃饭。

一……就……
as soon as

“一……就……”is used to describe a situation in which two consecutive events happen.
小孩儿一着急就把另一只盘子也碰到地上。
The child, in such anxiety, knocked another plate onto the ground.

Example:
(1) 我一看见中国菜就想吃。
(2) 他一回国就给我打电话了。


have something done

“把”, preposition, usually used in “A把B+v.+other components ”, indicates “treatment, disposal and management of B”.
小孩儿一着急就把另一只盘子也碰到地上。
The child, in such anxiety, knocked another plate onto the ground.

Example:
(1) 儿子十分钟就把冰激凌吃完了。
(2) 回家以后把今天的生词复习复习。

source:《中文天天读 – 奇妙的中文2A》
Foreign Language Teaching And Research Press
slow-chinese.com

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6 thoughts on “中文天天读-4: 盘子是这样打碎的”

  1. 盘子是这样打碎的
    This is how the plate is broken

    小时候,你打碎过盘子吗?打碎以后你会怎么做?
    When you were small, did you ever break any plates?
    After breaking a plate, what do you do?

    一个小孩儿不小心打碎了一只盘子,盘子非常珍贵。妈妈看见了碎片,问:“是谁打碎的?”
    A child accidentally broke a plate and the plate is very valuable. Mom saw
    the debris, and asked: “Who broke it? ”

    “是我打碎的。”孩子回答。
    “I broke it.” Answer the child.

    “怎么打碎的?”
    Mom asked how it was broken

    小孩儿一下子找不到合适的词语,一着急就把另一只盘子也碰到地上,说:“就是这样打碎的”
    The child suddenly cannot find the right words to answer and excitedly
    took another plate and threw it to the ground, saying: “This is how
    it is broken.”

    1. Hi ΒωωνΚυαν,
      I think you have translated 着急 as excitedly.
      “Excited” in Chinese is 兴奋 which has different meaning to 着急.
      着急 means “feel anxious or worried”.

      My English is not very good. Please correct me if I am wrong.

      1. Hi Min2

        Thanks for your clarification and correction. As you are my teacher,
        you know better than me.

        Your English and Chinese are both pretty good. You are always very
        modest and humble.

        Best Regards.

  2. 你好敏敏,

    我把小故事翻译它成英文

    =========================================================
    A plate is broken like this.

    Did yu everyou broke a plate when you where young,
    and what did you do when you broke it?

    A child not being carefull broke one plate, the plate was very valuable.
    Mother seeing the broken plate asked, “Who broke it”, “I broke it”, the child said. “How did you brake it?”
    The child when not being able to find a suitable explenation,
    got worried and took an other plate and threw it on the floor, saying:
    “Well I broke it like that”
    =========================================================

    万事如意

    陆蓝克

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