Magazine article: 太太的话一定听 You must listen to Your Wife (Intermediate-Mid)

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih

This is a good article to learn if you are a Mid-intermediate Chinese learner:

Magazine Article 太太的话一定听 (in Word)

Directions for learning about this article:

Magazine Article 太太的话一定听 (in Word)

  • Copy the article from the link and past here: Talking Chinese to Pinyin/Zhuyin Converter to have the article read out load and annotated with Pinyin above each character.
  • Note: Try to read the first time without any tools, underlining words you don’t know. It is important to learn to use the context to figure out the meaning of new vocabulary; see if you can figure out the meaning by using contextual clues. (Learn new words in context is the best way to learn a new vocabulary!)
  • Then you can use these tools to help you understand this article:
  • Other helpful language tools you can use: Chinese Language Tools for Reading and Writing)

Specific Directions for this HW:

  • Write each sentence in Chinese Characters, annotate the words with Pinyin on top of the words you don’t know, and translate each sentence line by line.
  • Create a new vocabulary list, including Chinese characters, pinyin, and English meaning for this article.
  • You can do this assignment with a computer if you like.
  • As a class assignment, you are expected to take turn to read and translate and together as a class to come up with a list of self-selected list of vocabulary for memorizing and to be tested.


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