Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Mandarin Chinese-- Lesson 52 (shi and si tongue twister in Chinese)
Chinese Language Learning Program
Lesson 52 – shi and si tongue twister in Chinese
Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we talk about the Chinese Zodiac. Today, we will have fun. We will lean a tongue twister in Chinese today.
sì shì sì, shí shì shí，shí sì shì shí sì,
四 是 四, 十 是 十, 十 四 是 十 四,
(four is four, ten is ten, fourteen is fourteen,)
sì shí shì sì shí, sì shí sì zhī shí shī zi shì sǐ de.
四 十 是 四 十, 四 十 四 只 石 狮 子 是 死 的.
(forty is forty, forty-four stone lions are dead.)
Ok, today’s idiom is
duì niú tán qín
对 牛 弹 琴
---means “play the lute to a cow; or cast [throw] pearls before swine. -- to have [choose] the wrong audience or to waste one's effort.”
Ok, that is all for today.
谢 谢 ! (Thanks!)
xià cì jiàn
下 次 见! (See you next time!)