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Chinese in Daily Life -- 0011( Sentence: 074--077): How To Say "Water Lily" In Chinese   



Hi friends, the day before yesterday, as soon as I had completed my last picture, Water Lily Girl, I felt that I knew what the topic of this week's Daily Chinese should be. Because the Water Lily is an important part of Chinese culture, the Chinese have been planting these flowers since the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C. ? 206 B.C.), and consider it, together with the Plum Blossom and the Chrysanthemum as one of the “gentlemen” of the flowers... :-) It has been admired in art and literature from ancient times to the present day, so today I would like to offer you a few sentences showing you how the Chinese talk about the Water Lily.

You are welcome to click on any Chinese character that you need help with to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation and meaning, and then follow me to read it.


No.74: -- 什么
           -- 这是荷花。

           -- What is this?
           -- This is a water lily.

No.75: -- 喜欢荷花
           -- 是的,我喜欢。

           -- Do you like water lilies?
           -- Yes, I do.

No.76: -- 为什么喜欢荷花
           -- 我喜欢荷花,因为她美丽、纯洁、出淤泥而不染。

           -- Why do you like the Water lily?
           -- I like the Water Lily because it is beautiful, pure and clean even though it grows in the mud.

No.77: --荷花莲花她的种子莲子可以她的莲藕可口的食品
--The Water lily is also called the Lotus, her seed is called lotus seed and can be used as medicine; her root is called lotus root, it is a kind of delicious food.


Please click on any Chinese character for which you need help to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation and meaning, and then follow me to read it.

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Written and Recorded On Fri, Feb 4, 2006