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Shadow Play

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ID: 2430 Intermediate
ChinesePod takes a tour through the traditional Chinese folk art of shadow plays, or 皮影戏 (píyǐngxì). Although it's an art rarely practiced in China nowadays, it still proves to be quite a spectacle.
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皮影戏 píyǐngxì shadow play
民间 mínjiān folk
传统 chuántǒng traditional
艺术 yìshù art
nǐ zài kàn shénme ?
What are you watching?
píyǐngxì 。
A shadow play.
wǒ zěnme méi jiàn guo ?
How have I not seen this?
zhè shì yī zhǒng Zhōngguó mínjiān chuántǒng yìshù 。xiànzài kàn de rén bù duō le 。
It's a traditional Chinese folk art. Nowadays not many people watch it.
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