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ID: 0582 Elementary
Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is Chinese still using hieroglyphics for its written language? While some questions are simply unanswerable, in this podcast, we will start by answering for you the question of how to say "why" in Mandarin. The answers to all the other enigmas of life, dear poddies, we'll leave for a future lesson, when Ken's in a more philosophical mood.
Fri Jul 20 2007 | Jenny, Ken
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Xiǎo Míng ，gāi shuìjiào le 。
Xiao Ming, you should go to sleep.
bàba ，wèishénme rén yào shuìjiào ？
Daddy, why do people have to sleep?
yīnwèi wǒmen yào xiūxi a 。
Because we need to rest.
wǒmen wèishénme yào xiūxi ？
Why do we need to rest?
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