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Chinese Reader for adult learners – Wan Jun 婉君 [6] (Elementary to Intermediate)

Posted by Grace Feng on October 27, 2012

Chinese Reader for adult learners - Wan Jun 婉君 [1] (Elementary to Intermediate)This is a simplified story that I edited based on a Taiwan TV episodes Wan Jun 婉君 wǎn jūn that was shoot in 1989. It is one out of six “Dreams” series written by a famous Taiwan women writer 琼瑶 qióngyáo.

This Chinese Reader is suitable for Elementary to Intermediate level Chinese learners (with character base ranging from 1000 to 2500) to practice Chinese reading.

This story happened at the beginning of 民国 (100 years back) in China. It all started when the eldest son of a wealthy family fell ill and was dying …

Chinese Reader for adult learners – Wan Jun 婉君 [6] (Elementary to Intermediate)

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周母担心嫣红带着孩子会拖累婉君,要婉君

舅母来周家向嫣红提亲。

 

嫣红和婉君坚决不答应。

 

这时传来老三和苗家少女结婚的喜讯。

 

周家父母得知后很欣慰。

 

婉君和嫣红为了避开提亲,又一次离开了周家。

 

她们俩一起带着孩子来到江南谋生。

 

结果意外遇到最先出走的老大伯健。

 

最终婉君和伯健还是走到了一起。

 

– 完结 –

 

[pinyin]

 

zhōu mǔ dānxīn yān hóng dài zhe háizi huì tuōlěi wǎn jūn, yào wǎn jūn jiùmǔ lái zhōujiā xiàng

yān hóng tíqīn。

 

yān hóng hé wǎn jūn jiānjué bù dāying。

 

zhèshí chuánlái lǎo sān hé miáo jiā shàonǚ jiéhūn de xǐxùn。

 

zhōujiā fùmǔ dézhī hòu hěn xīnwèi。

 

wǎn jūn hé yān hóng wèile bìkāi tíqīn, yòuyīcì líkāi le zhōujiā。

 

tāmen liǎ yīqǐ dài zhe háizi láidào Jiāngnán móushēng。

 

jiéguǒ yìwài yùdào zuìxiān chūzǒu de lǎodà bó jiàn。

 

zuìzhōng wǎn jūn hé bó jiàn háishi zǒu dàoliǎo yīqǐ。

 

 

[vocab table]

 

 

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
担心 擔心 dan1 xin1 anxious; worried;
拖累 拖累 tuo1 lei3 to encumber; to be a burden on;
提亲 提親 ti2 qin1 to propose marriage;
坚决 堅決 jian1 jue2 firm; resolute; determined;
传来 傳來 chuan2 lai2 to arrive (news);
Miao2 Hmong or Miao ethnic group of southwest China;
少女 少女 shao4 nv3 maiden;
喜讯 喜訊 xi3 xun4 good news; glad tidings;
得知 得知 de2 zhi1 to find out; to know; to learn about;
欣慰 欣慰 xin1 wei4 to be gratified;
避开 避開 bi4 kai1 to avoid; to evade; to keep away from;
提亲 提親 ti2 qin1 to propose marriage;
离开 離開 li2 kai1 to depart; to leave;
江南 江南 Jiang1 nan2 south of Changjiang or Yangtze river;
谋生 謀生 mou2 sheng1 to seek one’s livelihood; to earn a living;
结果 結果 jie1 guo3 as a result
意外 意外 yi4 wai4 unexpected; accident; mishap;
遇到 遇到 yu4 dao4 to meet; to run into; to come across;
最先 最先 zui4 xian1 (the) very first;

 

[English translation]

Mother Zhou was afraid that Yan Hong and the child would become a burden to Wan Jun, she asked Wan Jun’s aunt to propose to Yan Hong on his son’s behalf.

Both Yan Hong and Wan Jun declined the propose.

At that time, news came that their third son married to a Miao girl.

The Zhou parents were very pleased to hear that.

In order to avoid the marriage arrangement, Yan Hong and Wan Jun once again left Zhou’s home.

They traveled to Jiang Nan with heir child and settled down there.

Just by chance, they met Bo Jian, who was the first one that left home.

Wan Jun and Bo Jian finally lived together.

 

– THE END –

 

[traditional Chinese]

 

周母擔心嫣紅帶著孩子會拖累婉君,要婉君

舅母來周家向嫣紅提親。

 

嫣紅和婉君堅決不答應。

 

這時傳來老叁和苗家少女結婚的喜訊。

 

周家父母得知後很欣慰。

 

婉君和嫣紅為了避開提親,又一次離開了周家。

 

她們倆一起帶著孩子來到江南謀生。

 

結果意外遇到最先出走的老大伯健。

 

最終婉君和伯健還是走到了一起。

 

– 完结 –

 

To navigate other chapters of short story “婉君”, click here:

 

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4 Responses to “Chinese Reader for adult learners – Wan Jun 婉君 [6] (Elementary to Intermediate)”

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    Kyra:

    03-01-2015 1:01 pm

    What a nice story. It all comes down to who are you destined to be with :) Thank you for sharing this Grace :)

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      Grace Feng:

      03-01-2015 1:39 pm

      Isn’t it true Kyra? No matter how hard you fight in the beginning, you can’t seem to change your destination. :-D

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        Kyra:

        03-02-2015 2:28 pm

        如果真正的发现在我的生命的话, 我会笑得很大声! :))

        PS. feel free to correct my chinese sentence if there has any errors to it :D

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          Grace Feng:

          03-02-2015 2:59 pm

          I totally get what you’re saying, but your sentence needs a bit tuning, let me try this way:

          如果真发生在我身上的话, 我会笑疯! :))

          Reply

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