In the beginning, he would stay only outside of our gate and left when he finished his meal. Later on, he stayed longer and longer and gradually started to stay over at night. He eventually completely became "our cat". When we moved home, we asked the neighbour if they would let Liuyi stay with us. The neighbour said yes because they didn’t want him. (So harsh! But we would look after Liuyi well!)
In the end, Liuyi has a warm home. He likes sleeping, eating meals and sunbathing. We hope that Liuyi will be able to be with us forever, but we know that it may not be possible. Liuyi therefore became the mascot of MaoMi Chinese, and will be with us together to create more wonderful memories.
We hope you will like the company of Liuyi and MaoMi Chinese. We will be with you along the journey to learn Chinese and explore the world!
猫咪 māomi kitty
第一次 dì yī cì the first time; 第+number+次, the…time
圣诞节 sheng dàn jié Christmas
原来 yuán lái original, originally
邻居 lín jū neighbour
足够的 zú gòu de enough
附近 fù jìn nearby
蹭饭 cèng fàn bum food off, ask for free meals
开始 kāi shǐ begin, start
……的时候 de shí hòu when…
待 dāi to stay (in a place)
渐渐地 jiàn jiàn de gradually
过夜 guò yè stay over night
完全 wán quán completely, totally
和……一起 hé……yì qǐ be with…
无情 wú qíng ruthless, ruthlessly
无情 wú qíng ruthless, ruthlessly
照顾 zhào gù look after, take care of
故事 gù shì story
最后 zuì hòu the end
温暖的 wēn nuǎn de warm, warming
晒太阳 shài tài yang to sunbath
永远 yǒng yuǎn forever
也许 yě xǔ may, maybe
吉祥物 jí xiáng wù mascot
创造 chuàng zào to create
更+adj gèng more…
美好的 měi hǎo de beautiful, wonderful
记忆 jì yì memory
陪伴 péi bàn company, to accompany
探索 tàn suǒ to explore
世界 shì jiè world
7 thoughts on “#1 Louie the Cat”
Thank you for dedicating so much time and effort into this podcast and translation! I’m learning Chinese to learn more about Chinese culture and to become closer with my girlfriend’s family and your Podcast and Anki Deck are helping me immensely. I will continue to listen, read and re-listen all of your episodes to improve my Chinese understanding!
Thank you for helping people like me.
P.S Me and my girlfriend also love cats and we love Louie and your logo!
Hi Max! thank you so much for your very nice comment and that really makes my day. I am so happy that you found MaoMi Chinese helpful. I am so motivated to keep making good contents for Chinese learners because of that.
Happy that you like Louie too haha. Will pass all of your compliment to him and give him some extra biscuits! 😆
I had already listened to your podcasts for a while and because of college I distanced myself from Chinese a little bit, but now I will go back for sure.
The satisfaction of still being able to hear and read this story is great. Your work is very good and I’m sure it helps a lot of people to learn in a light and fun way.
Greetings from Brazil 🙂
Thank you so much for this! I appreciate it a lot. It’s always so nice to hear feedback from learners around the world, which really motivates me a lot to keep going! I am so glad that you found it helpful!
I just stumbled upon your podcast and I have only listened to a few episodes so far, but I really like it! I will definitely continue to listen to the other episodes to improve my Chinese 🙂 Your pronunciation is very clear which makes it easy for a beginner to follow what you are saying. It is also really great that you added the free transcript and English translation. Thank you for the effort you put in this podcast and I hope that you’ll continue to make more fun and interesting content 🙂
I just stumbled upon your podcast and so far, I have only listened to the first episodes, but I really like it! I will definitely continue and listen to the other episodes as well 🙂 Your pronunciation is very clear which makes it easy to follow. It is also really great that you provide the free transcript and English translation.
Thank you for the effort you put in this podcast and I hope you’ll continue to create more fun and interesting content 🙂
Thank you Lieve! I am very glad that it can help more learners!