Recently, I had reason to look at VOA (Voice of America) where there are many articles of interest. The group of articles that caught my attention is "Words and their Stories". An example of this is:
Bob always played with cold, hard cash --only coins and dollar bills. Sometimes my friend would clean up. He would win a lot of money on one card game. He liked to tell me that one day he would break the bank. What a feeling it must be to win all of the money at a gambling table!
Beginning with May 7th, 2006 there are are
various phrases as in the example above with an explaination of the phrase. The "slang" word(s) are highlighted, and the meaning of that word or phrase is then explained.
By Jules Quartly (China Daily)
Updated: 2010-11-17 09:45
ere comes the Fourth of July, number 236 since the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence and riders on horseback rushed it to the far corners of the thirteen new United States - where it was read aloud to cheering crowds. These days our celebration of the Fourth brings a welcome round of barbecue, camaraderie with friends and family, fireworks, flags, and unbeatable prices at the mall.
The magic people plant that hides in dense forests
The expensive ginseng is sold in
bundles at a Fusong market.
Raymond Zhou / China Daily
My biggest discovery in Fusong, Jilin province, was that its ginseng looks nothing like the kind of ginseng I previously knew. It's so leafy that it can look
like a carrot.
By June Yang
China to open service sector wider
By Bao Chang
China will further open its service and trade sectors, facilitating market access for competitive industries including transportation, construction and travel in the global market, a Ministry of Commerce official said on Thursday.