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The Left-handed Child
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ID: 1343 Intermediate
Being a parent means making tough decisions all the time. In today's podcast, we'll be learning about a very important parenting moment in an age-old debate: are righties smarter than lefties? Or vice versa? The parents in this dialog struggle with old Chinese stereotypes and try to respect the individuality of their toddler.
Tue Jan 26 2010 | John, Jenny
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|上学||shàngxué||to go to school|
lǎopó ，Hàohao yào shàngxué le ，wǒmen ràng tā gǎi yòng yòushǒu ba 。
Honey, Haohao will be starting school soon. We should get him to start using his right hand.
wèishénme ？zuǒpiězi zěnmele ？
Why? What’s wrong with left-handed people?
dàjiā dōu yòng yòushǒu ，fāngbiàn 。
Everyone uses their right hand. It’s convenient.
kěshì Hàohao tiānshēng shì zuǒpiězi ，tā yòng yòushǒu zénme huì fāngbiàn ？
But Haohao was born a lefty. How could using his right hand be convenient?
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