Supplementary Reading: “I Am His Hands. He Is My Eyes.” (Intermediate Level)

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“我就是他的手,他就是我的眼。双手,我们两个就合伙种起来了!我现在是从两千年开始两只眼睛就失明了。我的伙伴从小就没有双手。他这十三年了就一直背着我过河。我们俩是最好的朋友。我们从2002年开始种树。。。种这些树,是为了环境,也是为了后代。种树也就成为我们今后一个重要的任务了。虽然我们生活上困难一些,经济上困难一些,但是我们在精神上感到特别欣慰。长成树木的就是一万多棵了。树木就像一名名绿色的卫兵,在不分昼夜地。。。,我们俩在一块儿干活儿的时候,我们根本没有感觉到我们是残疾人。我们就是一个团队。“

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 就是 jiù shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
2 shǒu hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; Classifiers:
3 yǎn eye; small hole; crux (of a matter); Classifiers: ; classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
4 双手 雙手 shuāngshǒu both hands
5 liǎng two; both; some; a few; tael, unit of weight equal to 50 grams (modern) or 1⁄16 of a catty (old)
6 individual; this; that; size; classifier for people or objects in general
7 jiù at once; right away; only; just (emphasis); as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning
8 合伙 huǒ to act jointly; to form a partnership
9 zhòng to plant; to grow; to cultivate
10 起来 起來 lai to stand up; to get up; also pr. [qi3 lai2]
11 现在 現在 xiàn zài now; at present; at the moment; modern; current; nowadays
12 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
13 cóng surname Cong; from; through; via; to follow; to obey; to engage in (an activity); never (in negative sentence); (Taiwan pr. [zong4]) retainer; assistant; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor
14 千年 qiānnián millennium
15 开始 開始 kāi shǐ to begin; beginning; to start; initial; Classifiers:
16 zhǐ only; merely; just; but; grain that has begun to ripen; variant of
17 眼睛 yǎn jing eye; Classifiers:
18 失明 shī míng to lose one’s eyesight; to become blind; blindness
19 伙伴 huǒ bàn partner; companion; comrade
20 十三年 shí sānnián
21 一直 zhí straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of … up to …; all along
22 bēi to be burdened; to carry on the back or shoulder
23 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
24 guò surname Guo; to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to celebrate (a holiday); to live; to get along; excessively; too-
25 river; Classifiers:
26 liǎ two (colloquial equivalent of 两个 ); both; some
27 zuì most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)
28 朋友 péngyou friend; Classifiers:
29 nián surname Nian; year; Classifiers:
30 种树 種樹 zhòngshù to plant trees
31 这些 這些 zhè xiē these
32 shù tree; Classifiers: ; to cultivate; to set up
33 为了 為了 wèi le in order to; for the purpose of; so as to
34 环境 環境 huánjìng environment; circumstances; surroundings; Classifiers: ; ambient
35 surname Ye; also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
36 后代 後代 hòu dài posterity; later periods; later ages; later generations
37 成为 成為 chéngwéi to become; to turn into
38 今后 今後 jīn hòu hereafter; henceforth; in the future; from now on
39 重要 zhòngyào important; significant; major
40 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
41 任务 任務 rèn wu mission; assignment; task; duty; role; Classifiers:
42 虽然 雖然 suī rán although; even though; even if
43 生活 shēnghuó life; activity; to live; livelihood
44 shàng on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
45 困难 困難 kùn nan difficult; challenging; straitened circumstances; difficult situation
46 一些 xiē some; a few; a little
47 经济 經濟 jīng economy; economic
48 但是 dàn shì but; however
49 我们 我們 men we; us; ourselves; our
50 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
51 精神 jīngshén spirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist; Classifiers:
52 感到 gǎn dào to feel; to sense; to have the feeling that; to think that; to move; to affect
53 特别 特別 bié especially; special; particular; unusual
54 欣慰 xīn wèi to be gratified
55 长成 長成 zhǎngchéng to grow up
56 树木 樹木 shù trees
57 万多棵 萬多棵 wàn duō
58 xiàng to resemble; to be like; to look as if; such as; appearance; image; portrait; image under a mapping (math.)
59 míng name; noun (part of speech); place (e.g. among winners); famous; classifier for people
60 绿色 綠色 green
61 卫兵 衛兵 wèi bīng guard; bodyguard
62 (negative prefix); not; no
63 fēn to divide; to separate; to distribute; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute; a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)
64 昼夜 晝夜 zhòu day and night; period of 24 hours; continuously, without stop
65 de -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
66 一块儿 一塊兒 kuài r erhua variant of 一块
67 干活 幹活 gàn huó to work; to be employed; manual labor
68 时候 時候 shí hou time; length of time; moment; period
69 根本 gēn běn fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; Classifiers:
70 感觉 感覺 gǎn jué to feel; to become aware of; feeling; sense; perception; Classifiers:
71 dào to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)
72 残疾人 殘疾人 cán rén disabled person
73 团队 團隊 tuán duì team