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A Boat Tour of the River
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ID: 2896 Upper Intermediate
Join us on a boat tour down the Yellow River (Huáng Hé) as we discuss nature, poetry, and shopping with a best friend. Photo by Jody McIntyre
Thu May 26 2016 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|一望无际||yīwàngwújì||as far as the eye can see|
nǐ kàn zhè fēngjǐng ！tāotāo jiāngshuǐ ，duōme zhuàngguān ā ！
Look at this scene! The river water pouring down, how magnificent!
shì a shì a ，kěshì fēng zhème dà ，chuán yòu huàng de lìhai ，wǒ zhàoxiàngjī dōu jīhū yào diào le ，gāngcái hé àn nà yī pái shù dōu méi pāi dào 。
Yes, yes, but the wind is so strong and the boat is rocking quite dramatically. My camera feels like it is going to fall, so I didn't manage to take a picture of that line of trees along the river bank just now.
wǒ dào bù juéde fēng hěndà ，nǐ zhè ǎi gèzi zěnme fǎnér zhàn bù wěn ne ？bùguò gēn gānggāng àn biān de shù bǐqǐlai ，hǎohāo xīnshǎng yǎnqián zhè yīwàngwújì de Huánghé bǐjiào shíjì ba ？
I don't really feel like the wind is so strong, how does someone of such a short stature like you find it hard to stand? But compared to the trees on the bank just now, it would be more practical for you to enjoy the endless span of the Yellow River before you, no?
āi ！zhēn de shì ，Huánghé zhī shuǐ tiānshàng lái ，bēn liú dào hǎi bù fù huí ，xiànzài cái jiànshi dào zhè “tiānshàng lái ”de gǎnjué ，gēn yǐqián shàngkè kàn lǎoshī zài hēibǎn shàng yòu xiě yòu huà bǐqǐlai ，guǒrán háishì yào qīnyǎn kàndào cái zhēn néng míngbai 。
Ah! That's true, "the Yellow River flows down from the heavens, Running to the sea never to return". Only now do I realize what the poem meant by "flows down from the heavens". Of course, compared to just sitting in class having the teacher write and draw on the blackboard, it's only seeing it with my own eyes that really made me understand.
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