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Lost and Found 失而复得

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ID: 4107 Upper Intermediate
In this lesson we learn the Chinese phrase 失而复得,which literally means you lose someone/something at first but regain back in the end. The meaning is explained through the real life story of 12 boys and their football coach who went exploring in Thailand's Chiang Rai province on 23 June 2018 - but ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. For 2 weeks, news of their rescue efforts gripped the world. Finally on 10 July 2018, the boys and their coach were rescued and all of them were reunited with their families (失而复得).
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
严肃 yánsù solemn; grave; serious
浏览 liúlǎn to skim over
探险 tànxiǎn to explore; to go on an expedition; adventure
情况 qíngkuàng circumstances; state of affairs; situation
小嘉,你在看什么?表情那么严肃。
xiǎojiā ,nǐ zài kàn shénme ?biǎoqíng nàme yánsù 。
Xiaojia, what are you looking at with such a solemn expression?
我在网上浏览新闻,看有没有关于泰国一位足球教练带领十二个小运动员探险失踪的报道,这段时间我一直关注着。
wǒ zài wǎngshàng liúlǎn xīnwén ,kàn yǒuméiyǒu guānyú Tàiguó yī wèi zúqiú jiàoliàn dàilǐng shíèr ge xiǎo yùndòngyuán tànxiǎn shīzōng de bàodào ,zhè duàn shíjiān wǒ yīzhí guānzhù zhe 。
I’m browsing the internet for news on the latest developments of a group of 12 boys and their football coach who had gone missing while on a training excursion to the Tham Luang cave in Thailand. I’ve been following closely this news recently.
这个我知道,已经十天了,现在情况怎么样?
zhège wǒ zhīdào ,yǐjīng shí tiān le ,xiànzài qíngkuàng zěnmeyàng ?
Oh yes, I’ve heard this news too. It has been 10 days since they were reported missing. What is the latest situation?
今天传来了好消息,经过救援人员的搜救,十三位失踪者都找到了,而且都生还。
jīntiān chuánlái le hǎo xiāoxi ,jīngguò jiùyuán rényuán de sōujiù ,shísān wèi shīzōngzhě dōu zhǎodào le ,érqiě dōu shēnghuán 。
Well there is good news today. After an intensive search and rescue operation, all 13 persons have been found alive!
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