Let’s learn Chinese the fun way.
And spend a relaxing weekend.
I’m Merry Han Jia.
I’m Happy Daniel.
Nice weather, nice sights
and I’m feeling pretty nice, too, today.
Then let’s move into today’s Travel Guide
while we’re both in high spirits.
When you arrive in Lijiang,
the first thing in sight
is the famous Snowy Yulong Mountain.
It is the mountain which is closest to
the equator in the Northern Hemisphere.
Seen from different angles and in
always presents different scenes.
It is regarded as a Magic Mountain
in the hearts of ethnic Naxi people.
Hidden in the dense primeval forest
is an open meadow,
called the Spruce Meadow.
It is believed to be the entrance
to the Yulong, or Jade Dragon,
Kingdom in Naxi Mythology.
In addition to the Yulong Mountain,
visitors can also get a feel of the mystery
and tranquility of the primeval forest here.
In Yushui Village, they can also watch
trout swimming in the limpid
and migrant birds on Lashi Lake,
which have flown thousands
of miles from the north.
Lijiang is also a paradise for animals
They live in harmony with local people.
I have never imagined,
that in addition to the beautiful
scenery in Yushui Village,
there are also many rainbow trout here.
Yeah. The fish here are not
many of the varieties are very
precious as well.
It’s really fun to see them
always swimming together in
This reminds me of a set phrase,
which you must have never heard of.
“Xiang ru yi mo”.
One day, Zhuangzi is taking a walk
along a lakeside.
Suddenly he sees one of his students
squatting at the waterside crying.
Zhuangzi asks him:
“Why are you crying here alone?
Is there anything you are unhappy about?”
“A close friend of mine
is about to move to a very far place.
I fear I won’t see him again.”
“Oh, I see.”
Zhuangzi walks to the edge of the lake
and sees two little fish in the
shallows near the bank.
“Come on and look here.
These two little fish
are washed to the shore by
the lake water.
But they are helping each other
by feeding each other their own
in order to keep their gills moist.
Despite their weakness,
they keep doing so perseveringly.
This may be regarded as a
“Yeah, they are so pathetic!”
“When the lake water rises again,
they’ll return to the mass of water
of the lake,
unaware in which direction they’ll
each be swimming.”
“It’s possible they won’t see each
other again …”
“Yeah. They may each live in a
different part of the lake,
but they’ll never forget their time
of sticking together and helping each
other out in a predicament.”
“This is also true of humans …”
it’s the happy time again to read letters.
As a rule, I have to present another
Hello! I am so delighted
to meet you all on Happy China.
华纳 28岁 来自美国
Warner, 28 years old, is from America.
He has been in China for two and
a half years
as a teacher of English.
While working as a teacher,
he has also been studying Chinese
at Peking University and Beijing Language
and Culture University.
Oh yeah, Han Jia,
I’d like to ask you a question.
Do you like summer vacation or
When I was a student, I preferred
because it’s much longer than
why did you ask me this question?
Because I’ve got a letter
written by Liu Li, a teacher in the
He mentioned his summer vacation
in his letter.
He says, “Summer vacation starts
from late May,
here in Dallas.
In early June,
the new summer course in Chinese
when I and more students of mine
will be watching Happy China together
to follow the hosts in a joyful tour
of the beautiful landscapes of China.”
Yeah, I’ve also read this letter.
Mr. Liu also said that
the New Happy Co-host activity is
The audience can see how well
friends from different countries
are learning Chinese.
All his students enjoy it very much
and find it very encouraging.
They feel more confident about their
I also hope Happy China
will accompany you and your students
through an enjoyable summer vacation.
Here’s a letter
from a Japanese friend, Takashi Azuma.
He says in his letter that recently
he came to China for a visit.
He visited Xi’an and Beijing
and saw many sites of historical interest.
He says it was a wonderful visit.
But the only pity is that,
because of his limited time,
he was unable to visit CCTV.
when you have a chance to come
to Beijing again,
you must make sure to give me a call.
I’ll show you around.
Oh yeah, Warner,
I’ve got a question to test you with.
Do you know what a special day
it is today?
No, not that I know. But since you’re
It must be a very special day.
Absolutely! Today is June 16.
Since the revamp of our program
on June 7, 2004,
we’ve broadcast 616 episodes so far.
So today really deserves commemoration.
哦 我知道了 到今天为止
Oh, I see. Today,
the current version of Happy
has come to a full stop, right?
Exactly. The growth of this program
is inseparable from the encouragement
and support of our audience.
As a show of thanks to our audience
from everyone of this team,
we’ll carefully select 24
from the past 616 aired episodes
and put them together into a series of
Happy China-Learning Chinese
And there’ll be new and additional elements
in the six rerun weekend editions.
The content will be very rich.
I can’t wait to watch them.
This choice rerun series
will start next Monday on June 19.
So viewers mustn’t miss it.
Oh yeah, Han Jia,
I heard starting from next week,
there’ll be new regulations concerning
the methods of answering questions
and winning awards, right?
Yes, in the future, in each of the
we’ll select 30 award winners from the
candidates of last week by raffle drawing.
The giveaway gifts are more generous
and more meaningful.
As long as you participate, you’ll have
a chance to win.
I’d like to tell you something
which deserves your anticipation.
The revamped new version
of Happy China-Learning Chinese
will meet you on July 31, 2006.
At that time, you’ll see part of
a long series of travelogue segments,
called Happy Journey across China.
The revamped program will be more
lively and more interesting.
More vivacious and more stylish.
Both educational and entertaining.
And wonderful as well.
Today, my co-host, Warner, has
collaborated with me perfectly well.
Are you also satisfied with his
Make sure to let us know by
phone or email.
And of course, we should not forget
today’s Happy Idiom!
Ladies and gentlemen,
we have to say goodbye to you again.
Our trip to Lijiang has now come
to an end.
During my stay here,
I have become really fascinated
with this place.
Are you feeling the same as I am?
Then please contact us
using the method shown on the screen
And tell us what you think.
But don’t forget the slogan:
Learn Chinese and make friends everywhere!