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The Emperor's Wives

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ID: 2642 Upper Intermediate
This lesson is all about the emperor's many many wives. With the success of recent shows like 武媚娘传奇 "The Empress of China" and 甄嬛传 "The Legend of Zhen Huan" this lesson will give you plenty of background and context to this area and give you plenty to chat about with your friends. We also show you how to use these "ancient" phrase in modern day usage.
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娘娘 niángniang term of address for an Empress or a senior concubine
wèi for
皇上 huángshàng emperor
tiān to add; to give
shēng le shēng le !shì nánhái !gōngxǐ niángniang !wèi huángshàng tiān le gè lóngzǐ 。
He's born, he's born! It's a boy! Congratulations Madam! You've given the Emperor an heir.
xiǎoLǐzi ,háibù kuài qù bǐngbào huángshàng !
Lizi, why aren't you already telling the Emperor the good news!
zhā !
Yes, Madam!
yītiāndàowǎn kàn zhèxiē nǚrén zài hòugōng gōuxīndòujiǎo ,lèibulèi ā ?wǒ yào huàn tái kàn biéde le 。
Don't you get tired of seeing these women fighting and scheming behind each others' back in the concubine quarters of the imperial palace from morning to night? I want to change the channel.
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