Archive for June, 2008

Chinese Pinyin – an (按)

Monday, June 30th, 2008
按: [ àn ]  
[ 国标码:B0B4 部首: 笔画:9 笔顺:121445531 ]

1. to press (with the hand)
2. to push
3. to control
4. to restrain
5. to check
6. pressing down (brush movement in painting)
7. according to
8. in the light of

 
例句与用法:
1. 这个钮开动引擎。
  Press this button to start the engine.
 
2. 双方都应协议条款办事。
  Both sides should act according to the provisions of the agreement.
 
3. 工作正计划进行。
  The work is proceeding according to plan.
 
4. 一般人在这些问题上的看法,选民常常着眼于国内问题来选择候选人。
  According to conventional wisdom, voters usually make their choice on the basis of domestic issues.
 
5. 图书馆里的藏书科目分类。
  The books in the library were distributed according to subjects.
 
6. 他轻轻下手柄。
  He pressed lightly on the handle.
 
7. 键招呼电梯。
  He pressed the button to call the lift.
 
8. 下这个钮就可以关机。
  You may stop the machine by pushing this button.

(Source: dict.cn)

Children Chinese – Song Dynasty

Monday, June 30th, 2008


Song Dynasty

Like the Han and the Tang Dynasties, the Song Dynasty was a time of wonderful invention and art. Chinese opera began during this period, as did the art of paper cutting.  

So many things were invented during the Song Dynasty that this period in history is sometimes referred to as China’s Age of Invention. 

Legend says that out of all the wonderful things that Marco Polo discovered in the Song Dynasty, he was most most impressed by the fabulous new creation, the Rainbow Bridge.

(Source: ancienthistory.mrdonn.org)

Beijing Olympic – Photos: Seoul cleaning up for Beijing Olympic torch relay

Monday, June 30th, 2008
Seoul cleaning up for Beijing Olympic torch relay
Workers in Seoul clean the Olympic Avenue Friday heralding the Beijing Olympic torch relay. The Seoul leg will start on April 27. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
Seoul cleaning up for Beijing Olympic torch relay
Workers in Seoul clean the Olympic Avenue Friday heralding the Beijing Olympic torch relay. The Seoul leg will start on April 27. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
Seoul cleaning up for Beijing Olympic torch relay
Workers in Seoul clean the Olympic Avenue Friday heralding the Beijing Olympic torch relay. The Seoul leg will start on April 27. (Photo credit: Xinhua)
(Source: en.beijing2008.cn)