September 18

Saving (A)

儲蓄 Saving

你買了什麼好東西? 包裝的這麼漂亮。

What did you buy wrapped up so beautiful?

是兩個撲滿,準備送給我的外甥做新年禮物。

Two piggy banks, which are given to my nephews as New Year’s presents.
我想,買巧克力糖或是玩具,他們會更喜歡的。 I think they would like them better if the presidents were chocolates or toys

我買撲滿做禮物是有原因的。

I have my reason for buying piggy banks.

什麼原因? 說來聽聽。

What’s your reason? Tell me.

我想讓他們改掉亂花錢的壞習慣。

I want to alter them bad habits of wasting money.

因此你要買撲滿來鼓勵他們儲蓄。

So that’s why you bought piggy banks for them.

是啊,我希望他們能養成儲蓄的好習慣。

That’s right I want them to have the habit of saving their money.

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September 18

Saving (B)

儲蓄 savings

哇! 有禮物要送給我的嗎? Wow! Got a present for me?
才不是。 是給我外甥的。 certainly not. It’s for my nephew.
你買了什麼好東西? 包裝的這麼漂亮。 What good stuff did you buy? So beautifully packaged.
是一個撲滿。 這種新年禮物最棒了。It is a piggy bank. This New Year’s gift is the best.
我想,買巧克力糖或是玩具,他們會更喜歡的。 I think they would like them better if the presidents were chocolates or toys
我買撲滿做禮物是有原因的。 I have my reason for buying piggy banks.
什麼原因? 說來聽聽。 What’s your reason? Tell me.
因為今年過年他們收了紅包。 送撲滿就可以讓他們把錢存起來。 Because they received red envelopes for Chinese New Year this year. Sending a piggy bank allows them to save their money.
你想的真是周到啊。 You are really thoughtful.
我想讓他們改掉亂花錢的壞習慣。 I want to alter them bad habits of wasting money.
送撲滿來鼓勵小孩儲蓄。 真是不錯的方法。 Give piggy bank to encourage kids to save. Really nice way.是呀! 如果他們能養成儲蓄的好習慣,那就太好了。 Yes! It would be great if they could develop a good habit of saving.
你要不要也送我一個撲滿,鼓勵我儲蓄啊。 Would you like to send me a piggy bank too and encourage me to save?
叫我一聲阿姨, 我就送你。 Call me auntie and I ‘ll send you one.
那算了。 Then forget it.
儲蓄是一個好習慣, 你應該鼓勵自己儲蓄啊。 Saving is a good habit, and you should encourage yourself to save.
是呀! 我看我自己去買一個撲滿好了。 I think I’m going to buy one for myself.
這才對嘛。 That’s right.

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September 17

A New Year, New Hopes A

新年新希望A New Year, New Hopes

這本記事年曆送給你,祝你新年快樂。

Here is a yearly planner for you! I wish you a happy new year.

謝謝! 新的一年,你有什麼計劃呢?

Thanks! Do you have any plans for the new year?

我唯一的願望, 就是把中文學好。

My only wish is to learn Chinese well.

一年之計在於春,華人很重視一年的開始。

A saying goes “Spring is the best time to plan the coming year’s work”.

Chinese people really consider the beginning of the year important.

這也就是我送這本記事年曆的目的。

That’s why I gave you a yearly planner.

你想的真周到,我會好好的利用它的。

you are considerate. I will make good use of it.

讓我們一起努力吧。

Let‘s do our best!

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September 16

Buying Holiday Shopping A

年貨大街Busy holiday shopping
快過年了,年貨大街活動開羅了。
Chinese new year is approaching. The New Year’s shopping season has begun.
什麼時候一塊兒去買些年貨吧!
Let’s go New Year’s shopping!
好啊,你想買些什麼特別的東西嗎?
Okay, what do you intend to buy?
年夜飯要準備的東西,我們明天一起去看看好不好?
I want the item for New Year’s eve dinner. How about going together tomorrow?
好啊,我也想買些南北雜乾貨和紅棗、瓜子。
Great! I need some dry goods, red dates, and watermelon seeds.
就怕人太多很擁擠。
I just worry it will be much crowded
擠一擠,熱熱鬧鬧,才有過年的氣氛嘛!
The crowd and the bustle do make New Year’s spring higher.
也對! 那就明天下午一塊兒去。
That’s true. Then we will go together tomorrow afternoon.

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