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My Year in Chinese Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s been a great year, but it’s time to bid farewell to 2014 and say hello to 2015. At the end of the year, it’s always nice to reflect back and do some thinking. Here’s a little story about my year in Chinese to help you with your reading. Scroll down for pinyin and English versions.

Chinese

今年真是一个非常好的年。从一月到七月,我在东南亚旅游。我去了:柬埔寨,老挝,泰国,缅甸,马来西亚,和印度尼西亚。这些国家我都喜欢,但是我觉得我最喜欢老挝和印度尼西亚。

Borobudur in Indonesia.

Borobudur in Indonesia.

七月的时候,我回美国了,看家人和朋友们。我也看了我最喜欢的音乐队 - 看了他们的音乐会五次。第一次是在我的老家。我跟二十个朋友一起坐“派对巴士。” 那个晚上特别好玩。

Party bus!

Party bus!

夏天的时候,我家人喜欢去密西根北方。我们在一起五天 - 休息,游泳,玩小高尔夫,吃饭。

Beautiful northern Michigan.

Beautiful northern Michigan.

八月六号是我的生日。那天,我跟朋友们一起去酒吧,喝啤酒聊天。生日以后,我回中国了。我先到香港,然后过了三个星期在路上。我们去了:深圳,厦门,福建土楼,广州,阳朔,桂林,和龙胜梯田。我最喜欢福建土楼和阳朔 - 这些地方都很漂亮。

The Fujian tulou.

The Fujian tulou.

八月末,我们搬到昆明了。我们先找到了公寓和工作,然后去云南北方旅游。我们去了:丽江,虎跳峡,香格里拉,和沙溪古镇。这些地方都很好。因为我喜欢爬山,所以我最喜欢虎跳峡。

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

十月的时候,我去泰国了。这次我只去曼谷。我在曼谷十天了。天天上泰语课。我觉得泰语很难学。

With my Thai teachers.

With my Thai teachers.

因为我想过圣诞节在家,我十二月在回国了。我家人在一起过圣诞节,我妈妈很开心。我也很开心,但是我的老家太冷了。所以我要去迈阿密过新年。

我想祝大家新年快乐!

Pinyin

jīn nián zhēn shì yī gè fēi cháng hǎo de nián. cóng yī yuè dào qī yuè, wǒ zài dōng nán yà lǚ yóu. wǒ qù le: jiǎn pǔ zhài, lǎo wō, tài guó, miǎn diàn, mǎ lái xī yà, hé yìn dù ní xī yà. zhè xiē guó jiā wǒ dōu xǐ huān, dàn shì wǒ jué dé wǒ zuì xǐ huān lǎo wō hé yìn dù ní xī yà.

qī yuè de shí hòu, wǒ huí měi guó le, kān jiā rén hé péng yǒu men. wǒ yě kàn le wǒ zuì xǐ huān de yīn yuè duì – kàn le tā men de yīn yuè huì wǔ cì. dì yī cì shì zài wǒ de lǎo jiā. wǒ gēn èr shí gè péng yǒu yī qǐ zuò “pài duì bā shì.” nà gè wǎn shàng tè bié hǎo wán.

xià tiān de shí hòu, wǒ jiā rén xǐ huān qù mì xī gēn běi fāng. wǒ men zài yī qǐ wǔ tiān – xiū xí, yóu yǒng, wán xiǎo gāo’ěr fū, chī fàn.

bā yuè liù hào shì wǒ de shēng rì. nà tiān, wǒ gēn péng yǒu men yī qǐ qù jiǔ bā, hē pí jiǔ liáo tiān. shēng rì yǐ hòu, wǒ huí zhōng guó le. wǒ xiān dào xiāng gǎng, rán hòu guò le sān gè xīng qī zài lù shàng. wǒ men qù le: shēn zhèn, xià mén, fú jiàn tǔ lóu, guǎng zhōu, yáng shuò, guì lín, hé lóng shèng tī tián. wǒ zuì xǐ huān fú jiàn tǔ lóu hé yáng shuò – zhè xiē dì fāng dōu hěn piào liang.

bā yuè mò, wǒ men bān dào kūn míng le. wǒ men xiān zhǎo dào le gōng yù hé gōng zuò, rán hòu qù yún nán běi fāng lǚ yóu. wǒ men qù le: lì jiāng, hǔ tiào xiá, xiāng gé lǐ lā, hé shā xī gǔ zhèn. zhè xiē dì fāng dōu hěn hǎo. yīn wèi wǒ xǐ huān pá shān, suǒ yǐ wǒ zuì xǐ huān hǔ tiào xiá.

shí yuè de shí hòu, wǒ qù tài guó le. zhè cì wǒ zhǐ qù màn gǔ. wǒ zài màn gǔ shí tiān le. tiān tiān shàng tài yǔ kè. wǒ jué dé tài yǔ hěn nán xué.

yīn wèi wǒ xiǎng guò shèng dàn jié zài jiā, wǒ shí’èr yuè zài huí guó le. wǒ jiā rén zài yī qǐ guò shèng dàn jié, wǒ mā mā hěn kāi xīn. wǒ yě hěn kāi xīn, dàn shì wǒ de lǎo jiā tài lěng le. suǒ yǐ wǒ yào qù mài’ā mì guò xīn nián.

wǒ xiǎng zhù dà jiā xīn nián kuài lè!

English

This year was a very good year. From January to July, I traveled in Southeast Asia. I went to: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia. I like all of these countries, but I think my favorites are Laos and Indonesia.

In July, I went back to America to see my family and friends. I also saw my favorite band – I went to five of their concerts. The first one was in my hometown. I went with 20 of my friends on a “party bus.” That was a really fun night.

In the summer, my family likes to go to northern Michigan. We were together for five days – we relaxed, went swimming, played mini-golf, and ate together.

August 6th is my birthday. That day, I went with some friends to a bar to drink beer and chat. After my birthday, I went back to China. I went to Hong Kong first, and then spent three weeks on the road. We traveled to: Shenzhen, Xiamen, the tulou of Fujian, Guangzhou, Yangshuo, Guilin, and the Longsheng Rice Terraces. I liked the tulou and Yangshuo the best – these places are both very beautiful.

At the end of August, we moved to Kunming. First we found an apartment and jobs, then we went traveling in northern Yunnan. We went to: Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shangri-la, and Shaxi Old Town. These places were all great. Because I like hiking, Tiger Leaping Gorge was my favorite.

In October, I went to Thailand. This time, I only went to Bangkok. I spent ten days in Bangkok. Every day, I had Thai class. I think Thai is very difficult.

Since I wanted to spend Christmas at home, I went back to America again in December. My family spent Christmas together, and my mother was very happy. I was happy, too, but my hometown is too cold. So I want to go to Miami to celebrate the New Year.

I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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