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Love comes in all shapes and sizes 愛超越一切

Bao Xishun poses with Xia Shujuan in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, Mar. 26, 2007.
今年3月26日,鮑喜順在內蒙古的赤峰市與夏淑娟合影。 (照片:美聯社)

PHOTO: AP

A Chinese herdsman who is the world's tallest man has finally found his other half in a sales clerk who comes up to his elbow.

Bao Xishun, who stands 2.36m tall, will marry 1.68m Xia Shujuan, who is also half the groom's age at just 28.

The 56-year-old Bao searched all over the world for a bride who was up to become Mrs. Bao, but finally found Xia, a sales clerk in a clothing store, in his own home region of Inner Mongolia in northern China.

They have decided to get married this summer.

Bao was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's tallest living man in 2005.

Last year he was also asked to help two sick dolphins at an aquarium in northeastern China. He used his long arms to pull plastic trash from their stomachs. Thanks to Bao the dolphins became well again.

(Catherine Thomas, staff writer with afp)

身為全世界最高男人的中國牧人,終於找到了自己的另一半。擔任售貨員的對方身高只到他手肘。

身高兩百三十六公分的鮑喜順將迎娶身高一百八十六公分、年紀小他一半、僅二十八歲的夏淑娟。

五十六歲的鮑喜順尋遍天涯海角尋找另一半,最後卻在家鄉中國北方的內蒙古遇見了擔任服飾店店員的夏淑娟。

他們決定在今夏結為連理。

鮑喜順在二○○五年被金氏世界紀錄列為現存全世界最高的男人。

去年鮑喜順也應邀協助中國東北一家水族館的兩隻生病海豚。他用長手臂把塑膠垃圾從海豚胃裡拉出來。多虧了鮑喜順,兩隻海豚又再度活蹦亂跳了。

(翻譯:賴美君)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. herdsman n.

牧人 (mu4 ren2)

例: Steven is a herdsman. He herds goats for a living.

(史蒂芬是一名牧人。他以放牧山羊為生。)

2. sales clerk n.

店員 (dian4 yuan2) ,售貨員 (shou4 huo4 yuan2)

例: My big sister works as a sales clerk in Sogo.

(我的大姊在Sogo百貨當售貨員。)

3. region n.

地區 (di4 qu1),行政區 (xing2 zheng4 qu1)

例: I live in the southern region of Taiwan.

(我住在台灣的南部。)


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