现代中国的“四大新发明”China's "four great new inventions" in modern times

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A man rides a shared bicycle in a park in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 17, 2017.(Xinhua)

A man rides a shared bicycle in a park in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 17, 2017.(Xinhua)

In recent(最近的) years, a number of China's technological innovations(科技发明) have been making their moves in the world. Among them, Dockless Shared Bicycles(共享单车), High-speed Rail(高铁), Alipay(支付宝) and E-commerce(网购) stand out with a reputation(名声) of China's "four great new inventions" in modern times, which have made the daily life(生活) of the public(大众) more and more convenient(便利的). 

Automated guided robots sort goods at sto express in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 3, 2017.

Automated guided robots sort goods at sto express in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 3, 2017.

A passenger uses his cellphone to pay for the ticket at Wuchang Station of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 14, 2017.

A passenger uses his cellphone to pay for the ticket at Wuchang Station of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, June 14, 2017.

Employees work at a distribution center of Express Mail Service in Hengyang City, central China's Hunan province, Nov. 12, 2017.

Employees work at a distribution center of Express Mail Service in Hengyang City, central China's Hunan province, Nov. 12, 2017.

A bullet train runs in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 13, 2017.

A bullet train runs in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, April 13, 2017.

A customer pays with GCash in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 11, 2017.

A customer pays with GCash in Manila, the Philippines, Nov. 11, 2017.

Cyclists try out the new Mobike in Manchester, Britain on June 29, 2017.

Cyclists try out the new Mobike in Manchester, Britain on June 29, 2017.

A worker shows a live lobster with an official quality program rubber band in Chinese at a workshop of Nautical Seafoods Ltd. in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 24, 2017.

A worker shows a live lobster with an official quality program rubber band in Chinese at a workshop of Nautical Seafoods Ltd. in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 24, 2017.

Workers sort packages from China at a post center in Santiago, Chile, Aug. 25, 2017. In recent years, a number of China's technological innovations have been making their moves in the world.

Workers sort packages from China at a post center in Santiago, Chile, Aug. 25, 2017. In recent years, a number of China's technological innovations have been making their moves in the world.

词汇 Words:

[fā míng] 发明 innovation
[míng shēng] 名声 reputation
[shēng huó] 生活 life
[dà zhòng] 大众 public
[zuì jìn de] 最近的 recent
[biàn lì de] 便利的 convenient

重点词汇 Key word:

发明

  • <动词 v.> invent; make an invention
    E.g. Bèi ěr yú 1876 nián fāmíng le diànhuà。
    贝尔于1876年发明了电话。
    Bell invented the telephone in 1876.

  • <名词 n.> invention
    E.g. Xūyào shì fāmíng zhī mǔ。
    需要是发明之母。
    Necessity is the mother of invention.

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