Fluent Fiction – Mandarin Chinese
Staying Home: A Family’s Joyous Holiday
En: The bright lights of the city of Taipei had already begun to dim as the Huang family celebrated their joyous holiday on the outskirts of Taiwan.
En: Ming and Huang, their two children Jian and Xin, and their extended family and friends filled the small farm with laughter and joy.
En: Huang and Ming were a happy couple who had come from the mainland many years ago in search of a better life.
En: They had built a successful farm, where their two children had grown up.
En: The farm was now a beautiful, lush place that had become a special spot for family and friends to gather.
En: Jian and Xin had grown up as close friends and were now teenagers.
En: Jian was a bright young man with a passion for learning, and Xin was a talented artist.
En: They had both been accepted into prestigious universities on the mainland and were eagerly looking forward to their future.
En: Although Huang and Ming were proud of their children, they worried about them leaving home.
En: They knew the mainland was a very different place and wanted their children to be prepared.
En: So, they had decided to throw a joyous holiday celebration with all of their friends and relatives to give their children a chance to enjoy the warmth and love of the family one last time.
En: The day of the holiday was beautiful.
En: The sun shone brightly as the family and their friends gathered around the table to enjoy a delicious feast.
En: The children shared stories of their adventures and the adults toasted to their children’s future.
En: As the day went on, Huang and Ming became increasingly anxious about their children’s departure.
En: They knew their children were about to embark on a difficult journey and felt powerless to protect them.
En: The sun had set and the stars were beginning to shine in the night sky when the family gathered around a bonfire to enjoy the last moments of the holiday.
En: Suddenly, Jian and Xin looked at each other and smiled.
En: Jian said, “We have decided to stay here.
En: We want to make this our home and build a life here together.
Huang and Ming were startled and overjoyed.
En: They hugged their children and thanked them for staying and for giving them the chance to keep the family together.
En: The celebration was even more joyous now that their children had decided to stay.
En: Everyone rejoiced late into the night and made plans for the future.
Zh: Huang 和 Ming 知道他们的孩子做出了正确的决定，他们可以在台湾郊区看着他们成长并实现他们的梦想。
En: Huang and Ming knew that their children had made the right decision and that they would be able to watch them grow and achieve their dreams, right here on the outskirts of Taiwan.
黄 : Huang
明 : Ming
健 : Jian
欣 : Xin
台北市 : Taipei
台湾 : Taiwan
农场 : farm
家庭 : family
朋友 : friends
大陆 : mainland
生活 : life
郁郁葱葱 : lush
场所 : spot
名牌 : prestigious
大学 : universities
冒险 : adventures
热情 : passion
艺术家 : artist
担心 : anxious
离去 : departure
无力 : empower
太阳 : sun
星星 : stars
篝火 : bonfire
笑 : smile
决定 : decided
留下 : stay
欢乐 : joyous
干杯 : toast
保护 : protect