I want to develop some classes on enjoying the Chinese literature, at the same time, strengthen oral skills and learn more word / character. I hope by doing so, foreigner can be led into the beautiful of poems, songs and stories.
e.g. a famous poem from ancient poet Li Bai (Tang Dynasty)
(pinyin) jìng yè sī
chuáng qián míng yuè guāng ，
yí shì dì shàng shuāng 。
jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè ，
dī tóu sī gù xiāng 。
First to learn the meaning of each word, read it out loud, then to know the whole sentence and the elaboring meaning
jìng yè sī = quiet night thinking -> Thoughts on a quiet night
chuáng qián míng yuè guāng ，bed front bright moon light -> Seeing the moonlight before my couch
yí shì dì shàng shuāng 。 wander is floor up frost -> wondering if it was not the frost on the ground….
The whole meaning of this poem :
Title : On A Quiet Night
I saw the moonlight before my couch,
And wondered if it was not the frost on the ground.
I raised my head and looked out on the mountain moon,
I bowed my head and thought of my far-off home.v