Fluent Fiction – Mandarin Chinese
Go for Grandeur: A Beijing Night
En: On the outskirts of Beijing, the stars shone brightly in the night sky, casting a soft light on the small courtyard where the grandparents Guo-Long and Yu were playing a game of Go with their beloved granddaughter Yuelin.
En: Yuelin loved to visit her grandparents, and never tired of the game of Go.
En: It was the perfect blend of strategy and luck and she was determined to win this time.
En: She watched carefully as her grandfather moved the wooden pieces across the board.
En: He smiled knowingly as he made his move and Yuelin felt her stomach tighten with fear.
En: She was sure she had made a bad move; her grandfather was sure to beat her.
En: The game continued, the tension in the courtyard radiating outwards.
En: Neither Yuelin nor her grandfather moved for what felt like hours, until finally Guo-Long made his move.
En: Yuelin's heart leapt in her chest.
En: She had won!
En: Yuelin couldn't contain her excitement as she jumped up and wrapped her arms around her grandfather, nearly knocking the board over in the process.
En: Yuelin's grandmother Yu clapped her hands in delight and the three of them celebrated together, laughing in joy and relief.
En: Yuelin knew that she had finally mastered the game of Go, and felt proud that her beloved grandparents had been the ones to help her reach this goal.
En: She thanked them both for their guidance and patience, and promised to come back to play again soon.
En: The stars continued to twinkle in the night sky as Yuelin and her grandparents said their goodbyes and she made her way home.
En: Yuelin felt a deep sense of satisfaction, knowing that she had finally achieved her goal and enjoyed the time spent with her grandparents.
En: She knew that she would never forget the special moments they shared playing the game of Go on the outskirts of Beijing.
国龙 : Guo-Long
余 : Yu
岳琳 : Yuelin
北京 : Beijing
繁星 : stars
夜空 : night sky
小院 : small courtyard
围棋 : Go
策略 : strategy
运气 : luck
木块 : wooden pieces
木板 : board
紧张 : tension
小时 : hours
祖父 : grandfather
外祖母 : grandmother
拍手 : clapped
高兴 : delight
庆祝 : celebrated
欣喜 : joy
掌握 : master
指导 : guidance
耐心 : patience
目标 : goal
特殊时刻 : special moments
闪烁 : twinkle
满足感 : satisfaction
深深感 : deep sense
达到 : achieved