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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 25! In this last lesson of the series, you'll learn five essential words related to fine arts. These are five popular Chinese writers. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 李白
Damon: Li Bai
Chloe: (slow) 李白 (regular) 李白
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 李白
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Li Bai is a well-known poet who has been acclaimed as a genius and romantic figure from his own day to the present. He is one of the most prominent figures in the growth of Chinese poetry during the Tang Dynasty.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 李白被称为“诗仙“。
Damon: Li Bai is called "Poet Transcendent."
Chloe: (slow) 李白被称为“诗仙“。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 金庸
Damon: Jin Yong
Chloe: (slow) 金庸 (regular) 金庸
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 金庸
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Jin Yong is a modern novelist who is well known for his martial arts and chivalry fiction. He is currently the best-selling Chinese author alive.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 有一百多部影视作品改编自金庸的小说。
Damon: Over one-hundred TV series and films have been adapted from Jin Yong's novels.
Chloe: (slow) 有一百多部影视作品改编自金庸的小说。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 老舍
Damon: Lao She
Chloe: (slow) 老舍 (regular) 老舍
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 老舍
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Lao She is a novelist and dramatist who has been considered one of the most significant figures of 20th century Chinese literature. He is best known for his novel Rickshaw Boy and the play Teahouse.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 地道的京片子是老舍作品的一大特点。
Damon: The vivid use of the Beijing dialect is a major characteristics of Lao She's works.
Chloe: (slow) 地道的京片子是老舍作品的一大特点。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 鲁迅
Damon: Lu Xun
Chloe: (slow) 鲁迅 (regular) 鲁迅
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 鲁迅
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Lu Xun has been considered China's greatest modern writer for most of the 20th century. He is best known for his short stories, including A Madman's Diary and The True Story of Ah Q.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 鲁迅曾经在日本学习医学。
Damon: Lu Xun studied medicine in Japan.
Chloe: (slow) 鲁迅曾经在日本学习医学。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 莫言
Damon: Mo Yan
Chloe: (slow) 莫言 (regular) 莫言
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 莫言
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Mo Yan is a novelist and short story writer. In 2012, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work. His best known novel is Red Sorghum Clan.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 莫言是第一位获得诺贝尔文学奖的中国作家。
Damon: Mo Yan is the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Chloe: (slow) 莫言是第一位获得诺贝尔文学奖的中国作家。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 李白
[pause]Damon: Li Bai
Chloe: 金庸
[pause]Damon: Jin Yong
Chloe: 老舍
[pause]Damon: Lao She
Chloe: 鲁迅
[pause]Damon: Lu Xun
Chloe: 莫言
[pause]Damon: Mo Yan

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five writers in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you in another series!
Chloe: 再见!

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Have you read the works of any famous Chinese writer?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


i do not read chinese writing


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