Punctuation is Important
標點符號很重要 Punctuation is Important
John Smith是王文川的好朋友，John Smith was a good friend of Wang Wenchuan，
John想去臺北學中文。John wants to go to Taipei to learn Mandarin. .
王文川說，John可以住在他的奶奶家。Wang Wenchuan suggested said that John can stay with his grandma’s house while he was in Taipei.
王奶奶很歡迎John來住。Grandma Wang told John that he was welcome to stay with her.
他寫信問John，每天早飯最愛吃什麼？She wrote John a letter to ask John, what is his favorite breakfast every day?
What kind of food he would like for breakfast.
John wrote back a letter to Grandma Wang in Chinese, He told Grandma Wang what kind of food he would like for breakfast.
John寫的信，上面沒有標點符號。There was no punctuation in John’s letter.
王奶奶收到信以後，看了半天才看懂。After Grandma Wang received the letter, It took Grandma Wang a long time to figure out what he meant. .
John到台北以後就住在王奶奶家。After John arrived in Taipei, he stayed at Grandma Wang’s house.
王奶奶每天早上只給他喝果汁牛奶。Grandma Wang only gave him fruit juice and milk every morning.
每天早上，John的肚子總是餓的咕嚕咕嚕叫。 John’s tummy growled loudly before lunch every day. Every morning,
他想，王奶奶也許沒有收到他寫的信。He thought that Grandma Wang maybe not have received the letter he wrote.
他問王奶奶，王奶奶說：就是因為收到你的信，我才每天給你喝果汁牛奶呀！So he asked her about the letter.
Of course I got your letter she replied that is why I have been giving you juice-flavored milk every morning!
王奶奶把信拿出來念道 Grandma Wang took out the letter and read.
沒有魚肉也很好，沒有青豆玉米也很好，每天要有果汁牛奶。It is also good without fish meat , and it is also good without green beans and corn, I need juice milk every morning.
王奶奶說：看了你的信才知道你早飯不吃魚肉也不吃蔬菜，只喝果汁牛奶。Grandma Wang said: After reading your letter, I realized that you don’t eat fish or vegetables for breakfast, and only drink juice-flavored milk.
John說不對不對，我是說沒有魚，肉也很好。 沒有青豆，玉米也很好。 每天要有果汁、牛奶。John said No, No, I mean no fish, meat is fine too. Corn would be fine without the green beans. I also need juice and milk every morning.
王奶奶聽了哈哈大笑，John笑著說：原來標點符號很重要，我要學會用標點符號。Grandma Wang couldn’t help laughing out loud. when she heard this,
John said with a smile: “It turns out that punctuation marks are very important. I have to learn how to use punctuation marks.” I will learn it well.”