大家好，欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese。我是莫莫老师。这是MaoMi Chinese 的第十一集： 只为贫困女孩儿开放的学校。贫困，意思是没有钱，很穷。
在中国的云南丽江，也有一所只为女孩儿开放的学校，它叫华坪女高。 为什么只为女孩儿开放呢？因为华坪是一个很贫困的地方，而且很多人都“重男轻女”。“重男轻女”，意思是很多人觉得男孩儿重要，女孩儿不重要。他们觉得男孩儿比女孩儿重要。X 比 Y+adj，X is more……than Y。所以，在华坪，有很多女孩儿不能去上学。因为他们的家人要她们在家里工作，照顾弟弟妹妹。非常让人难过，对不对？
张桂梅说，只要她的学生们比她幸福，就足够了。X 比 Y+adj，X is more……than Y。我 比 你 高。他比我帅。张桂梅希望她的学生们比她幸福。
Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese. This is Teacher Momo. This is episode 11 - A school only open for poor Chinese girls.
We know that in western countries there are boys schools and girls schools. Boys schools are schools only open for boys. Girls schools are schools only open for girls.
In Lijiang Yunnan, China, there is also a school only open for girls. It is called Huaping NvGao. Why is it only open for girls? Because Huaping is a very deprived place, and there are lots of people “重男轻女”. It means that people think boys are important, but girls are not important. They think that boys are more important. X 比 Y+adj，X is more……than Y. Therefore, there are many girls who cannot go to school. Their family make them work at home and look after their younger siblings. It is really sad, isn’t it?
There is a female teacher called Zhang Guimei, and she established a school for those girls. Those girls are from deprived family and they have to work at home and look after their younger siblings due to the “重男轻女”idea.
In Huaping, there are lots of girls drop off school. But in Zhang’s school, they can go to school for free.
In China, going to the university is very important. If your family is deprived, with no money, only you going to the university can help you get a better life.
Therefore, these girls are studying really really hard. At the end, lots of them are able to go to universities. Zhang said that she hopes her students can go to some bigger place, and hopes that they can change their lives. If those girls become a mother one day, their children will have a better lives as well.
Let’s listen to what Zhang said:
The value of my life is that I saved a generation. No matter how many of them, as long as they can have a better and happier lives than I do, then it will be enough.
Zhang said, as long as her students will have a happier life than she does, it will be enough. X 比 Y+adj，X is more……than Y, for example, I am taller than you; he is more handsome than me. Zhang hopes that her students will have a happier life than she does.
I think Zhang is a great mighty person. She is a great teacher, a great headmaster, a great woman and a great person.
What do think about the school established by Zhang Guimei?