三毛的话:爱和信任,爱与尊重,爱过多时,便是负担和干扰

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
From Ling-LingChinese.com

Here are two quotes from an article “Love and Trust” I just read. It was written by San Mao 三毛, a well-known Chinese writer.  I have always enjoyed her writing and I am glad to introduce you to her writing. In this post I would like to teach you these two sentences I  have selected from the article. These words resonate with me.  As a parent I know I am often guilty of being overly protective of my child.  As she poignantly points out, parents’ excessive love can turn into a burden for their loved ones. I have to remind myself not to nag my daughter about every little thing as if she were still a little girl or make her feel that I don’t have trust in her ability to protect herself from harm.

If your Chinese is more advanced, I highly recommend this article to you: 爱和信任. You can use the tools below to help you understand the entire article.

Here are the quotes. Let’s use them to learn some Chinese vocabulary.

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“在父母的面前,再年长的儿女,都是小孩子…”

No matter how old we are, we are always a child in their eyes.

“爱和信任,爱与尊重,爱过多时,便是负担和干扰。”

Love and trust and love and respect (should go hand in hand), but too much love can be a burden and interference.

From 爱和信任 by 三毛

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Vocabulary 生词

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 zài (located) at; (to be) in  
2 父母 父母   father and mother; parents  
3 de of; ~’s (possessive particle);  
4 面前 面前 miànqián in front of; (in the) presence (of)  
5 zài again; once more; re-; second; another; then (after sth, and not until then)  
6 年长 年長 niánzhǎng senior, older  
7 de of; ~’s (possessive particle)  
8 儿女 兒女 ér  children; sons and daughters  
9 dōu all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis)  
10 shì is; are; am; yes; to be  
11 小孩子 小孩子 xiǎo háizi child  
12 ài to love; love  
13 and  
14 信任 信任 xìn rèn to trust; to have confidence in  
15 ài to love; love  
16 and  
17 尊重 尊重 zūnzhòng respect; to respect;  
18 ài to love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to be inclined (to do sth); to tend to (happen)  
19 过多 過多 guòduō too many; excessive  
20 shí when  
21 便是 便是 biàn shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as  
22 负担 負擔  dān burden; to bear a burden  
23 and  
24 干扰 干擾 gān rǎo to disturb; to interfere; perturbation; interference (physics)

 

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