Mandarin language learning HK – Virtue

Mandarin Lesson

Virtue

Many years after receiving my graduate degree, I returned to the State University of New York at Binghamton as a faculty member. One day in a crowded elevator, someone remarked on its inefficiency. I said the elevators had not changed in the 20 years since I began there as a student.

When the door finally opened, I felt a compassionate pat on my back, and turned to see an elderly nun smiling at me. “You’ll get that degree, dear,” she whispered. “Perseverance is a virtue.”

美 德

獲取研究生學位多年以後,我回到位於賓翰頓的紐約州立大學當教員。一天,電梯裡很擁擠,有人抱怨電梯效率太低。我說自我在那里當學生起,20年來電梯一直沒有換過。

最後當電梯門打開時,我感到有人在我的背上同情地拍了一下,回過頭來我看到一位年長的修女正在朝我微笑。 “你會拿到學位的,親愛的,”她低聲說道:“堅持不懈是一種美德。”

Měidé

Huòqǔ yánjiūshēng xuéwèi duōnián yǐhòu, wǒ huí dào wèiyú bīn hàn dùn de niǔyuē zhōulì dàxué dāng jiàoyuán. Yītiān, diàntī lǐ hěn yǒngjǐ, yǒurén bàoyuàn diàntī xiàolǜ tài dī. Wǒ shuō zìwǒ zài nàlǐ dàng xuéshēng qǐ,20 niánlái diàntī yīzhí méiyǒu huànguò. Zuìhòu dāng diàntī mén dǎkāi shí, wǒ gǎndào yǒurén zài wǒ de bèi shàng tóngqíng de pāile yīxià, huí guòtóu lái wǒ kàn dào yī wèi nián zhǎng de xiūnǚ zhèngzài cháo wǒ wéixiào. “Nǐ huì ná dào xuéwèi de, qīn’ài de,” tā dī shēng shuōdao:“Jiānchí bùxiè shì yī zhǒng měidé.”