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“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2018-01-12 13:25:26
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“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

This third grader in Zhaotong(昭通), Yunnan Province arrived at his classroom(教室) like this after walking 4.5 kilometers in the freezing weather(天气).

After his photo went viral online after being posted by the school principal(校长), many charity groups(慈善团体) as well as the local government went to the boy's home to help(帮助) him. 

“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

The boy surnamed Wang is one of the left-behind children(留守儿童) in the village. Parents(父母) of the left behind children leave(留下) them at the countryside home and go to cities for better paid job opportunities. Wang lives with his grandparents(祖父母) and siblings. He often walks(走路) over an hour to school. However, the principle of the boy’s school declined to give out the boy's full name.

“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

Since Tuesday, many charity groups as well as the local government have gone to Wang's home with clothes and other donations(捐赠). 

Zhaotong has also launched a campaign(行动) called "Warm the Winter", to offer helps to many other children in the province like Wang.

In the morning of the day he went famous online, Wang walked to school as usual for his term exams(期末考试). That day is -9 degree Celsius. “Going to school is not hard. [I didn't know my hair 

turned white.] After my classmates(同学) told me, I also made a funny face to make them laugh.”said the boy.

“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

Wang's mother left them when they were little. His father is the only one to support the family of 4. He works in Kunming(昆明), the provincial capital city, as a construction worker(建筑工人) and makes about 2,000 yuan a month (US$306).

“冰花”男孩牵动了中国人的心 China is moved by "rime" boy

The little boy helps around the house as well as keeping up with his study.

His principle said he had very good scores(分数) at the term exams, especially good at maths.

词汇 Words:

[xiào zhǎng] 校长 principal
[jiào shì] 教室 classroom
[tóng xué] 同学 classmate
[qī mò kǎo shì] 期末考试 term exam
[fēn shù] 分数 score
[juān zèng] 捐赠 donation
[bāng zhù] 帮助 help
[liú xià] 留下 leave

重点词汇 Key word:

牵 <动词 v.> 

  • Pull; lead along
    E.g. Tāmen shǒu qiān zhe shǒu zǒu guòlái 。
    他们手牵着手走过来。
    They came hand in hand.

  •  Implicate; involve; entangle
    E.g. Zhè ànjiàn qiānshè dào hěnduō rén。
    这案件牵涉到很多人。
    A lot of people were involved in this case.

  • Miss; be concerned about
    E.g. Nǚér shēn zài yìxiāng,mǔqīn zǒngshì qiāncháng guàdù。
    女儿身在异乡,母亲总是牵肠挂肚。
    The mother was always worried about her daughter when she was away from home.

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