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ID: 0798 Elementary
Long before Catherine the Great made equestrian famous, people used to jump things on horseback. But not in China. Considering their stature and overuse of the word ma, if any nation should dominate a sport, it's the Chinese in equestrian. Sadly this isn't the case, due to an ancient declaration of karaoke as the national sport. In this podcast, learn about this Olympic sport, in Mandarin.
Thu Feb 21 2008 | Jenny , Ken
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wǒ xiǎng qù Xiānggǎng kàn Àoyùnhuì 。
I want to go to Hong Kong to watch the Olympics.
ǎ ，Xiānggǎng ？
Huh? Hong Kong?
mǎshù bǐsài zài nàr5 。
The equestrian competition is there.
ō ，duì 。kěndìng yǒu hǎo duō rén qù kàn 。
Oh, right. There will definitely be a lot of people going to watch.
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