The Chairman's Bao
 
Elderly Man Saves Newspaper Clippings for 55 Years
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Simplified Traditional
Keywords
老人 - lǎorén - old man or woman / the elderly
剪报 - jiǎnbào - newspaper cutting / clippings
早上 - zǎoshang - early morning
书桌 - shūzhuō - desk
报纸 - bàozhǐ - newspaper
开始 - kāishǐ - to start / to begin / start / beginning
问题 - wèntí - question / problem / issue / topic
希望 - xīwàng - to wish for / to desire / to hope
找 - zhǎo - to try to find / to look for
答案 - dá'àn - answer / solution
知识 - zhīshi - knowledge / intellectual
大家 - dàjiā - everyone
Grammar
Phrase + 的 + Noun - Expressed to link a noun to a preceding phrase with "Phrase + de + Noun"
中国西安的魏稳生(Wei Wensheng)老人今年76岁。
希望能在这些报纸上找到答案,学习报纸上的知识。

每 + 天 / 周 / 年 / 次 - Expressing "every day / every week / every year / every time" with "měi + Time Word" (天, 周, 年 and 次 act as their own measure words)
每天早上8点,他都会坐在书桌前做剪报。

Subject + 都 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing "all / every" to emphasise the quantity with "Subject + 都 + Verb / Verb Phrase" (都 emphasises the large quantity or frequent occurrence)
每天早上8点,他都会坐在书桌前做剪报。
很多人有了问题,都喜欢来他家里看剪报

Subject + 会 + Verb / Adverb - Expressing that sth "will" happen or that sb "will" do sth with "Subject + huì + Verb / Adverb"
每天早上8点,他都会坐在书桌前做剪报。

在 + Object + 前(面) - Expressing "in front of" an object with "zài + Object + qián(miàn)"
每天早上8点,他都会坐在书桌前做剪报。

Subject + Time Phrase + 就 + Verb / Verb Phrase - Expressing that the action has "happened earlier" or "already previously happened" with "Subject + Time + jiù + Verb / Verb Phrase"
1965年,他就开始做剪报。

已经 + Verb / Verb Phrase (+ 了) - Expressing that an action has "already" happened with "yǐjīng + Verb / Verb Phrase (+ le)"
他已经做了200多本剪报。

Number + 多 - Expressing a number in excess with "Number + duō"
他已经做了200多本剪报。

Verb / Verb Phrase + 了 - Expressing that an action has been completed with "Verb / Verb Phrase + le"
很多人有了问题,都喜欢来他家里看剪

这些 / 那些 + Noun - Expressing "these / those…" with "zhèxiē + Noun"
希望能在这些报纸上找到答案,学习报纸上的知识。

(在)…上 - Expressing "in / on…" with “(zài)…shàng"
希望能在这些报纸上找到答案,学习报纸上的知识。

Verb + 到 (+了) - Expressed after verbs to indicate completion or success of an action with "Verb + dào (+了)"
希望能在这些报纸上找到答案,学习报纸上的知识。

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)
老人说,剪报是他的,但是知识是大家的。

Statement, 但是… - Expressing "but / however…" with "Statement,dànshì…" (a bit more formal than 可是)
老人说,剪报是他的,但是知识是大家的。
Proper Nouns
西安 - Xī'ān - Xi'an (capital of Shaanxi Province)
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