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Learn Mandarin Online Mini Story – 分手 Breakup [2] (Beginner to Elementary)

Posted by Grace Feng on September 21, 2012

This Learn Chinese short story is written for beginner to elementary level readers. Sentence patterns are simple. You can learn a few new words along your reading. No pressure, take your time. I assume most of my readers are adults or even older teenagers. You really don’t need to start with kids’ stories. I hope my short stories can give you some simple Chinese to read in adulthood.

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Learn Mandarin Online Mini Chinese Novel – 分手 Breakup [1] (Beginner Level)

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[simplified Chinese and pinyin]

fēn shŏu
分 手 (2)

 

kěshì, tā hái ài zhe tā。

可是,她还爱着他。

However, She was still in love with him.

 

tā xiǎng hèn tā。 kě yuè zhèyàng xiǎng, jiù yuè xiǎng

kū。

她想恨他。可越这样想,就越想哭。

She wanted to hate him. Yet the more she was trying, the more she wanted to cry.

 

tā yòng shǒu dǎngzhù liǎn, bù ràng huǒchē shàng de

rén kànjiàn tā kū。

她用手挡住脸,不让火车上的人看见她哭。

She used her hands to cover her face, so that people on the train won’t see her cry.

 

 

zhè shí , shǒu jī xiǎng le 。

这 时 , 手 机 响 了 。

At that time, her cell phone rang.

 

nà shì tā de hào mǎ 。 。 。

那 是 他 的 号 码 。 。 。

That’s his number…

 

tā ná qǐ shǒu jī , méi yǒu shuō huà

她 拿 起 手 机 , 没 有 说 话 。

She picked up the call, but didn’t say anything.

 

” xīn, hèn wǒ ma?” tā wèn tā.

“莘,恨我吗?” 他问她.

“Xin, do you hate me?” He asked her.

 

tā xiǎng shuō shìde, kě tā rěn zhù le。

她想说是的,可她忍住了。

She wanted to say yes, but she hold it back.

 

” hèn wǒ ba。。。 zhǐyào nǐ hái néng xiǎng zhe wǒ。。

。 hèn wǒ wǒ yě xìngfú。。。”

“恨我吧。。。只要你还能想着我。。。恨我我也幸福。。。”

“Hate me … if only you can think about me … even if you hate me I still feel happy …”

 

tā de yǎnjing yòu shī le。。。

她的眼睛又湿了。。。

Her eyes went wet again …

 

” xīn, gàosu wǒ, nǐ shuō” fēnshǒu” shì rènzhēn de,

háishi qì huà?”

“莘,告诉我, 你说”分手”是认真的,还是气话?”

“Xin, tell me, when you said ‘break up’, were you serious? Or, it was just angry word?”

 

tā xiǎng shuō shì qì huà, kě tā huídá” wǒ shì rènzhēn

de, nǐ bù yě shì ma?”

她想说是气话,可她回答: “我是认真的,你不也是吗?”

She wanted to say it’s just angry words, but she answered:” I was serious, weren’t you?”

 

” wǒ?” nánrén dùn le yīxià。” wǒ shuō” fēnshǒu” shì

yīnwèi xíguàn。 nǐ zhīdào de。。。

“我?”男人顿了一下。”我说’分手’是因为习惯。你知道的。。。”

“Me?” The man paused for a little while. “I said ‘break up’ due to a habit. You know that …”

 

” xíguàn?!” nǚren hěn shēngqì。

“习惯?!” 女人很生气。

“Habit?!” The woman was getting very angry.

 

[simplified Chinese without pinyin]


分 手 (2)

 

可是,她还爱着他。

她想恨他。可越这样想,就越想哭。

她用手挡住脸,不让火车上的人看见她哭。

这时,手机响了。

那是他的号码。。。

她拿起手机,没有说话。

“莘,恨我吗?” 他问她.

她想说是的,可她忍住了。

“恨我吧。。。只要你还能想着我。。。恨我我也幸福。。。”

她的眼睛又湿了。。。

 

“莘,告诉我, 你说’分手’是认真的,还是气话?”

她想说是气话,可她回答”我是认真的,你不也是吗?”

“我?”男人顿了一下。”我说’分手’是因为习惯。你知道的。。。”

“习惯?!”女人很生气。

 

[traditional Chinese]

分 手 (2)

 

可是,她還愛著他。

她想恨他。可越這樣想,就越想哭。

她用手擋住臉,不讓火車上的人看見她哭。

這時,手機響了。

那是他的號碼。。。

她拿起手機,沒有說話。

“莘,恨我嗎?” 他問她.

她想說是的,可她忍住了。

“恨我吧。。。只要你還能想著我。。。恨

我我也幸福。。。”

她的眼睛又濕了。。。

 

“莘,告訴我, 你說’分手’是認真的,還是氣話?”

她想說是氣話,可她回答”我是認真的,你不也是嗎?”

“我?”男人頓了一下。”我說’分手’是因為習慣。你知道的。。。”

“習慣?!”女人很生氣。

 

[vocabulary table]

Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese Mandarin Pinyin English Definition
越 … 越 … 越 … 越 … yue4 the more … the more …
挡住 擋住 dang3zhu4 to obstruct;
这时 這時 zhe4 shi2 at this time; at this moment;
手机 手機 shou3 ji1 cell phone;
xiang3 echo; to make a sound
号码 號碼 hao4 ma3 number
拿起 拿起 na2 qi3 to pick up;
说话 說話 shuo1 hua4 to talk
xin1 name;
hen4 to hate; to regret;
忍住 忍住 ren3 zhu4 to endure; to restrain oneself;
只要 只要 zhi3 yao4 if only; so long as;
幸福 幸福 xing4 fu2 happiness; happy;
眼睛 眼睛 yan3 jing5 eye
湿 shi1 moist; wet;
告诉 告訴 gao4 su5 to tell; to inform; to let know;
分手 分手 fen1 shou3 to split up; to break up;
认真 認真 ren4 zhen1 serious; to take seriously;
还是 還是 hai2 shi4 still
气话 氣話 qi4 hua4 angry words;
回答 回答 hui2 da2 to reply; to answer
dun4 to stop; to pause;
一下 一下 yi1 xia4 (used after a verb) give it a go; a bit
因为 因為 yin1 wei4 because
习惯 習慣 xi2 guan4 habit
知道 知道 zhi1 dao5 know; be aware of;
生气 生氣 sheng1 qi4 angry; mad; offended;

 

to be continued …

 

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2 Responses to “Learn Mandarin Online Mini Story – 分手 Breakup [2] (Beginner to Elementary)”

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    Guangzhou learner:

    12-04-2015 4:31 am

    These mini stories are so helpful! Thanks Grace

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      Grace Feng:

      12-04-2015 2:49 pm

      You’re welcome, Guangzhou Learner. :-)

      Grace

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