Qīngqing: Xià lǐbài sì shì Jiàoshī jié, wǒ nàge zài niàn Qīnghuá Dàxué de dìdifàng yìtiān jià, zhēn xiànmù tā!
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Huáhua: Ō! 9Yuè 28hào shì Kǒngzǐ de shēngrì, yěshì Táiwān de Jiàoshī jié.
Qīngqing: Wǒ yǐqián qù Zhōngguó Dàlù wán de shíhòu, tīngshuō tāmen de Jiàoshī jié búshì 9yuè 28 hào, érshì 9 yuè 10 hào, gēn wǒmen bù yíyàng.
Huáhua: Méiguānxi, xiāngxìn gǎnxiè lǎoshī de xīn dōu shì xiāngtóng de. Nǐ dōu zěnme xièxie nǐ de lǎoshī de?
Qīngqing: Wǒ měinián dōu xiě kǎpiàn jì gěi lǎoshī, xièxie tāmen de jiàodǎo, zhù tāmenJiàoshī jié kuàilè!
Huáhua:Zhēnshì hǎo xuéshēng. Jiànyì nǐ dìdi fàngjià kěyǐ qù Kǒngmiào zǒuzǒu, yǒu de Kǒngmiào huì yǒu qìngzhù huódòng, hěn yǒuyìsi de.
Qīngqing: Hǎo a! Wǒ zài gēn tā shuō, xièxie.
Qingqing: Next Thursday is Teachers’ Day, and my younger brother who is studying at National Tsing Hua University will have a day off. I’m really envious of him!
Huahua: Oh! Sept. 28 is Confucius’s birthday, which is also Teachers’ Day in Taiwan.
Qingqing: When I visited China before, I heard that their Teachers’ Day is not on Sept. 28 but on Sept. 10. It’s different from ours.
Huahua: That’s OK. I believe the gratitude toward teachers is the same. How do you thank your teachers?
Qingqing: Every year, I write cards and send them to my teachers, thanking them for their guidance and wishing them a happy Teachers’ Day.
Huahua: You’re such a good student. I suggest your brother visit the Confucius Temple during his day off. Some temples have celebratory activities, which are very interesting.
Qingqing: Great! I’ll tell him. Thank you.
1. 教師節 (Jiàoshī jié) Teachers’ Day
2. 羨慕 (xiànmù) to envy
3. 孔子 (Kǒngzǐ) Confucius
4. 中國大陸 (Zhōngguó Dàlù) (mainland) China
5. 不是……而是 (búshì… érshì) not. . . but
6. 相同 (xiāngtóng) the same
7. 教導 (jiàodǎo) teaching, instruction
8. 孔廟 (Kǒngmiào) Confucius Temple
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