Pandas to Arrive in Macao

The new pair of giant pandas given by China’s central government as gifts to the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) will arrive in Macao on April 30, the Office of Macao Secretary for Administration and Justice said on Sunday.
澳门行政法务司司长办公室宣布,中央政府赠送的新一对大熊猫将于4月30抵达澳门。

Experts from the mainland were satisfied with(对…满意) the preparations(准备) made by staffs with the Macao giant pandas pavilion(大熊猫馆) after they visited the living and medical facilities of the pandas during an on-the-spot inspection(现场考察), according to the office.

A female panda, No.667, and a male, No.726, were chosen from(从…中挑选) 55 candidates following a three-month selection. The pandas, both 110 kg in weight, are also named Kaikai(开开) and his partner Xinxin(心心) who died in June last year, said the office.

The Macao SAR government said Kaikai will return(返回) to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding for a breeding plan(繁殖计划).

The former Kaikai and Xinxin came to Macao as gifts for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Macao’s return to China(澳门回归). The luxury pavilion housing feeding and medical facilities cost some 90 million patacas (11.4 million U.S. dollars).

重点词汇 Key Words:

抵达 dǐ dá
arrive;reach
Eg. 他们乘飞机于子夜抵达
Their plane will arrive at midnight.

你顺着这条小溪便可抵达洞湾村。
You can reach Tongwan Village along the stream.

满意 mǎn yì
satisfied;pleased;
Eg. 老板对谈判结果感到满意
The boss was satisfied with the results of the negotiations.

他们对这幅画很满意
They were pleased with this painting.

大熊猫名字大全 Name list of famous giant pandas:

 

美香 měi xiāng
添添 tiān tiān
泰山 tài shān
美兰 měi lán
康康 kāng kāng
兰兰 lán lán
欢欢 huān huān
飞飞 fēi fēi
凯凯 kǎi kǎi
嘉嘉 jiā jiā
安安 ān ān
盈盈 yíng yíng
乐乐 lè lè
团团 tuán tuán
圆圆 yuán yuán
大毛 dà máo
二顺 èr shùn
创创 chuàng chuàng
林惠 lín huì
开开 kāi kāi
心心 xīn xīn
佳佳 jiā jiā

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