TED十佳演讲之说什么 轻松学习阅读汉字(02)

发表时间:2017-08-11内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Open your mouth as wide as possible until it's square. You get a mouth.

把你的嘴张得越大越好,直到变成正方形。这就是一个“口”字。

This is a person going for a walk. Person.

这是一个人正在散步。“人”字。

If the shape of the fire is a person with two arms on both sides,

“火”字的形状就是一个人在两边有两只胳膊,

as if she was yelling frantically, "Help! I'm on fire!"

好像她正在大喊大叫:“救命啊!我着火了!”

This symbol actually is originally from the shape of the flame,

实际上,这符号最初来自于火苗的形状,

but I like to think that way. Whichever works for you.

但是我喜欢那方法。大家随便选。

This is a tree. Tree. This is a mountain.

这是一棵树木。“木”。这是一座"山”。

The sun. The moon. The symbol of the door looks like a pair of saloon doors in the wild west.

“日”。“月”。“門”的符号,就像狂野西部片里轿车上的一对门。

I call these eight characters radicals.

我称这八个字为基本字,

They are the building blocks for you to create lots more characters.

它们是一堆组件,以创造出很多其他的字。

A person. If someone walks behind, that is "to follow."

一个“人”。如果另一个人走在后面,意思就是“跟随”。

As the old saying goes, two is company, three is a crowd.

有句谚语,二人为从,三人为众。

If a person stretched their arms wide, this person is saying, "It was this big."

如果有个人打开双臂,这个人说:“它有这么大。”

The person inside the mouth, the person is trapped.

把“人”放在“口”里,这个人被困住了。

He's a prisoner, just like Jonah inside the whale.

他就变成了“囚”徒,就像约拿被困在鲸鱼肚子里。

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