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Each lesson has it's unique vocabulary and will provide you with definitions and recordings so you can practice the pronunciation. You will also be able to grasp the core material of a lesson at a glance. Here we're showing you the Simplified Chinese version.
nǐ rènwéi tuóniǎo suàn shì niǎo ma ？
Do you think an ostrich counts as a bird?
tuóniǎo dāngrán shì niǎo ā ，tā yǒu chìbǎng ，yǒu huì ，huì xiàdàn ，bìngqiě ，nǐ kàn ，tā de míngzi jiù jiào tuóniǎo ”。
Of course an ostrich is a bird, it has wings, it has a beak, it lays eggs, and, there's even the character for bird in its Chinese name.
nà jīngyú dāngrán shì yú lo ？tā zhùzài shuǐ lǐ ，méiyǒu jiǎo ，yǒu qí ，érqiě míngzi jiàozuò jīngyú ！
Then a whale is a fish of course? It lives in the water, it has no feet, it has fins and its Chinese name contains the character for fish!
húshuō ，ànzhào shēngwùxué de fēnlèi ，jīngyú shì bǔrǔlèi ，yīnwèi tā yòng fèi hūxī ，shì tāishēngdòngwù ，bié yǐwéi nǐ néng hǔ dé liǎo wǒ 。
Nonsense, according to taxonomy, whales are mammals, because they breathe with their lungs and they are viviparous, don't think you can fool me.
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