Chinese logic -60 台waveChinese 14th September 2017
台 tái is also used in the character for Taiwan, which is more of an island-shaped-thing than a platform-shaped-thing.
DIALOGUE 对话 duìhuà
[ 在家 ]
[ Zàijiā ]
Érzi: Mā, shūzhuō shàng de táidēng zěnme bújiànle?
Māma: Bèi nǐ dìdi ná zǒule. Tā ná dào xuéxiào qùle. Tāmen bān yào biǎoyǎn jiémù. Wǔtái shàng xūyào yígè táidēng.
Érzi: Wǔtái shàng fàng zhēn de táidēng ma?
Māma: Duì. Wǔtái shàng yǒu gè zhuōzi. Zhuōzi shàng yǒu gè táidēng. Pángbiān yǒu gè chuānghu. Chuāngtái shàng hái yǒu yìpénhuā. Chuānghu wàimiàn shì yángtái.
Érzi: Tāmen biǎoyǎn shénme jiémù?
Māma: Wǒ wàngle jiào shénme míngzi.
Érzi: Dìdi yǎn shénme?
Māma: Tā yǎn yì kē dàshù.
Érzi: Zhēn kělián! Jìngrán lián yíjù táicí dōu méiyǒu.
Māma: Hái hǎo tā xǐhuān yǎn shù. Yǎn shù yě búcuò. Nǐ bàba xiǎoshíhou yě yǎnguò shù.
Érzi: Wǒ zhǐ zhīdào bàba xiǎoshíhou xǐhuān dǎ táiqiú, méi xiǎngdào tā hái yǎnguò shù. Kàn lái háishì wǒ bǐjiào huì biǎoyǎn.
Māma: Duì! Nǐ shì zánmen jiā zuì huì biǎoyǎn de!
ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE DIALOGUE
[ At home ]
Son: Mom, what happened to the desk lamp?
Mom: It was taken away by your little brother. He took it to school. There will be a show in his class and they need a desk lamp on the stage.
Son: Do they put a real desk lamp on the stage?
Mom: Right. There is a table on the stage with a desk lamp on it and a window next to it. And there is a plant on the windowsill. It's a balcony outside the window.
Son: What show do they put on?
Mom: I forgot the name of the show.
Son: What does my little brother play?
Mom: He plays a big tree.
Son: That's pathetic! He doesn't even have one line.
Mom: Luckily, he likes playing that tree. It's not bad to play a tree. Your Dad also had played a tree when he was little.
Son: I only knew that my Dad liked to play billiards when he was little, never thought that he had played a tree before. It seems that I am good at acting in our family.
Mom: Yes! You are the best at acting in our family!
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