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National Day

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ID: 1260 Intermediate
The five-star flag flutters in the breeze. An ancient and glorious civilization salutes its leaders. Troops march down the avenue in perfect lock-step. The whole world looks on in awe. Today's Mandarin podcast is about National Day, which celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China. It's especially significant this year, as 2009 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the nation's founding. This lesson will also answer the eternal question: "Hu is the leader of China?"
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to squeeze; crowded
全国 quánguó the entire country
人民 rénmín the people
天安门 Tiān'ānmén Tian'anmen (a huge public square in Beijing)
wā ,hǎo jǐ a ,shì bu shì quánguó rénmín dōu dào Tiān\'ānmén lái le ?
Whoa, it's so crowded! Has everyone in the entire country come to Tian'anmen?
jīnnián shì guóqìng liùshí zhōunián ,dàjiā dāngrán yào hǎohāo qìngzhù yīxià 。
This is the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Of course everyone wants to celebrate.
nǐkàn ,nà wèi lǎoyéye dōu kū le !
Look, that old guy is even crying!
lǎoyéye ,nín hěn jīdòng a !
Granddad, you're so deeply moved!
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