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今年2月,在天津的交警们收到了一个很温暖的中国新年礼物——90双袜子。

这些袜子是一个83岁的老人邢金敏(Xing Jinmin)织的。老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

老人很喜欢帮助人,常常给人送礼物。


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Comprehension Questions
天津 - Tiānjīn - Tianjin (city municipality)
爱心 - àixīn - compassion / kindness / care for others
老人 - lǎorén - old man or woman / the elderly
交警 - jiāojǐng - traffic police
织 - zhī - to weave / to knit
双 - shuāng - two / double / pair / even (number)
袜子 - wàzi - socks
收到 - shōudào - to receive (see grammatical points)
温暖 - wēnnuǎn - warm
新年 - Xīn Nián - New Year
礼物 - lǐwù - gift / present
送 - sòng - to send / to deliver / to carry / to give (as a present)
年纪 - niánjì - age
帮助 - bāngzhù - to help / to assist / assistance
给 + Noun + Verb - Expressing a more informal "for sb / sth..." with "gěi + Noun + Verb"
天津爱心老人给交警织了90双袜子
老人很喜欢帮助人,常常给人送礼物。

Verb + 到 (+了) - Expressing that an action is finished or completed with "Verb + dào(le)"
今年2月,在天津的交警们收到了一个很温暖的中国新年礼物——90双袜子。

Adj. + 的 (+ Noun) - Expressed to link an adjective describing a distinguishing feature to a noun with "Adj. + de (+ Noun)" (noun can be omitted when obvious or has already been mentioned)
今年2月,在天津的交警们收到了一个很温暖的中国新年礼物——90双袜子。
老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。

这些 / 那些 + Noun - Expressing "these / those…" with "zhè​xiē + Noun"
这些袜子是一个83岁的老人邢金敏(Xing Jinmin)织的。
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

是 + Emphasised Detail + 的 - Expressed to draw attention to and emphasise a particular detail with "shì + emphasised detail + de" (frequently used when asking details about the past or telling details about the past)
这些袜子是一个83岁的老人邢金敏(Xing Jinmin)织的。

Phrase + 的 + Noun - Expressed to link a noun to a preceding phrase with "Phrase + de + Noun"
这些袜子是一个83岁的老人邢金敏(Xing Jinmin)织的。

因为...,所以... - Expressing "because…, so..." with "yīnwèi...,suǒyǐ..."
老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。

(在)...里 - Expressing "in / inside…" with "(zài)...lǐ"
老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。

Subject + 想 + Verb + Object - Expressing "would like to" with "Subject + xiǎng + Verb + Object"
老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。

Verb + 给 + Noun - Expressing the action is "for / to sb or sth" with "Verb + gěi + Noun"
老人因为看见交警在很冷的天气里工作,所以想送袜子给他们。

New Situation + 了 - Expressing that there is a change of state or that the action has just happened "now" with "New Situation + le"
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

只(有) + Verb / Noun Phrase - Expressing "only…" with "zhǐ(yǒu) + Verb / Noun Phrase"
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

用 + Verb / Noun Phrase + (来) + Verb Phrase 2 - Expressing a way or a method to do sth with "yòng + Verb / Noun Phrase 1 + lái + Verb Phrase 2" (in this phrase 来 is optional)
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

Verb / Verb Phrase + 了 - Expressing that an action has been completed with "Verb / Verb Phrase + le"
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

Number + 多 - Expressing a number in excess with "Number + duō"
老人年纪大了,一天只能织一双,用了六个多月的时间织这些袜子。

常常… - Expressing "frequently / usually / often…" with "chángcháng..."
老人很喜欢帮助人,常常给人送礼物。
 
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