Tragedy at the circus | TrendingChinese #3
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🐯😭 A pair of escaped circus tigers was shot to death in Henan Province
🚇🎨 A dude on the subway draws surprise portraits for passengers opposite him
Escaped circus tigers shot to death
Weibo was in a fury over the unfortunate death of two tigers and their keeper at a circus in Henan Provice.
91.5k upvotes, 3.7k comments on Weibo
Tigers bit their keeper and escaped
马戏团 | mǎxì tuán | circus
饲养员 | sìyǎng yuán | animal keeper
铁笼 | tiě lóng | iron cage
击毙 | jībì | to be shot to death
Jìnrì zài zhōngguó hénán shěng, yīgè mǎxì tuán de liǎng zhī lǎohǔ yǎo sǐ sìyǎng yuán zhīhòu pǎo chū tiě lóng bèi jībì.
Recently, a pair of circus tigers in China’s Henan Province who bit their keeper to death and escaped from their iron cage were shot to death.
Authorities claim they had no choice
官方回应 | guānfāng huíyīng | the official response
当地 | dāngdì | local (authorities, people, etc.)
麻醉枪 | mázuì qiāng | tranquilizer gun
危急 | wéijí | critical; urgent (situation)
不得已 | bùdéyǐ | to have no alternative but to…
Shìqíng fāshēng zhīhòu, guānfāng huíyīng shì yīnwèi dāngdì méiyǒu mázuì qiāng, dàn yīnwèi dāngshí de qíngkuàng hěn wéijí, suǒyǐ cái bùdéyǐ bǎ lǎohǔ shā sǐ.
After this incident, local authorities claimed that they had no choice but to lethally shoot the tigers due to the urgency of the situation and the fact that they didn’t have tranquilizer guns on hand.
Weibo users condemn animal circuses
悲伤 | bēishāng | sad; sadness
愤怒 | fènnù | anger
谴责 | qiǎnzé qiāng | condemn
动物表演 | dòngwù biǎoyǎn | animal performances
Zhè zài wēi bó shàng yǐnqǐle wǎngyǒu de rè yì, hěnduō rénwéi lǎohǔ gǎndào bēishāng hé fènnù, bìng qiǎnzé bǎ lǎohǔ yòng zuò dòngwù biǎoyǎn de gōngjù.
Weibo users erupted at this, with many people feeling sad and indignant on behalf of the tigers, condemning the use of tigers as props for animal performance.
Guy on subway draws surprise portraits for passengers opposite him
This guy in Sichuan was making people’s days as he rode the subway and drew in his sketchbook. Read on to see how he did it.
23.7k upvotes, 1.2k comments on Weibo
A random act of kindness
陌生人 | mòshēng rén | stranger
惊喜 | jīngxǐ | a pleasant surprise
善意 | shànyì | kindness
随手 | suíshǒu | conveniently, in passing (when doing sth. else); E.g. “出门时请随手关灯” (Turn the light off on your way out).
记录 | jìlù | to record; write down
乘客 | chéngkè | passenger
Nǐ shìfǒu yù dàoguò láizì mòshēng rén de jīngxǐ hé shànyì ne? Zuìjìn zài zhōngguó sìchuān, yīgè huà huà àihào zhě zài zuò dìtiě shí, suíshǒu ná chū huà běn jìlùduìmiàn de chéngkè.
Have you ever encountered a surprise act of kindness from a stranger? Recently in Sichuan Province, an amateur artist decided to take out his sketchbook and make drawings of the passengers opposite him while riding the subway.
Gotta draw fast…
对象 | duìxiàng | target; object
随性 | suí xìng | a pleasant surprise
途中 | túzhōng | midway
Tā shuō zìjǐ huà huà,“méiyǒu tèdìng de duìxiàng, niánlíng, xìngbié, suí xìng jìlù yī shùnjiān.” Yī fú huà yībān 20 fēnzhōng zuǒyòu wánchéng, kěnéng túzhōng méi huà wán, duìfāng jiù xià chēle.
He said that when he draws, he “doesn’t look for a particular object, age, or gender, but rather wants to casually record a particular moment.” It takes him about 20 minutes to finish a drawing, with the passenger sometimes disembarking before he has finished drawing.
Just want to bring a little bit of beauty…
作品 | zuòpǐn | an artwork
美好 | měihǎo | beauty
Chénggōng huà wán de zuòpǐn tā huì sòng gěi tāmen, xīwàng néng gěi tāmen shēnghuó dài lái yīxiē měihǎo.
He gives as gifts those drawings that he manages to finish in time he would give as a gift to the passenger across from him, hoping to bring a little bit of beauty into their lives.
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