TRANSLATION EXAMPLE Balanced View

Chinese Readings
"Keeping a Balanced View. When it comes to physical cleanliness, people can go to extremes" - Learn Chinese Translation Example.

Consider, please, the following Chinese text (the characters belonging to the list of 1,000 most commonly used Chinese characters are highlighted in yellow -
for the list of the most frequently used Chinese characters click here):

保持平。人对身体洁净过度关注,就会走向极端。有洁癖的人不但失去生活乐,也费宝贵的时间。另一方面,房子肮脏凌乱,日后的维修费用可能会相当高。关于居室清,我们要保持合理态度,实事求是,不要好高务远,走向极端。

The text above is composed by a total of 93 characters. 82 of them (88%), highlighted in yellow, belong to the list of 1,000 most commonly used Chinese characters -
for the list of the most frequently used Chinese characters click here.

English translation:

Keeping a Balanced View. When it comes to physical cleanliness, people can go to extremes. On the one hand, being fanatic about cleanliness can rob us of the joy of living. It can also consume much precious time. On the other hand, dirty and unkempt homes may prove to be costly to repair. Between these extremes is the practical, sensible approach to keeping our home clean and presentable.

List of different Chinese characters contained in the text above:

保持平衡人对身体洁净过度关注就会走向极端有癖的不但失去生活乐趣也浪费宝贵时间另一方面房子肮脏凌乱日后维修用可能相当高于居室清我们要合理态实事求是好务远

This translation example demonstrates again that it's wise to learn Chinese starting from the most commonly used words and characters.


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