#145 不去夜宵,去夜校 No Midnight Snack, Go to Night School!

大家好,欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese!到了晚上你会做什么呢?看书,看电影,看电视,还是吃夜宵?夜宵,就是晚饭以后吃的东西。中国人太喜欢夜宵了,每天晚上,你都会看到很多人在饭馆吃夜宵。最近有点儿不一样了。很多中国年轻人不去夜宵,但是开始去夜校了!夜校,就是夜晚的学校。年轻人怎么会喜欢去夜校了呢?难道小的时候在学校还不够累吗?今天我们一起来聊一聊吧!

中国很早就有夜校了。最早的夜校在1913年,那是毛泽东建立的学校。那时候的中国,很多人都是文盲。文盲,也就是一点儿都不认识字的人。很多人都很穷,不能去学校,所以也不认识字,不能读书。到了八十年代,中国改革开放,有很多机会,也有很多希望。为了跟上时代,很多年轻人下班以后去夜校学习。后来,越来越多年轻人都上过大学,也就越来越少人去夜校了。

今天,夜校又“火”了,也就是又开始受欢迎了。年轻人为什么会喜欢去夜校呢?我问了一些网友,有的人说:“我一个人住,下班以后我也不想回家,因为不知道可以在家做什么,也不想出去,因为朋友也不多。看到有夜校,我想,要不去夜校吧!不但可以和别人说话,而且能学东西。”有的人说:“夜校的课很便宜,大约50元一节课,还能学新技能,太好了。”也有的人说:“我家附近的夜校有各种各样的课,比如,英语,吉他,太极,摄影,美术,等等。除了可以学技能,还可以锻炼身体,交新朋友。这比去外边吃饭喝酒健康多了。”

总而言之,年轻人喜欢去夜校有这些原因:第一,在夜校学东西很便宜;第二,夜校有各种各样的课程,年轻人有很多选择;第三,在夜校不但可以学东西,还可以社交。城市里的年轻人很多都是单身,没有和家人住在一起,去夜校他们还可以交新朋友。第四,很多年轻人都想学一个新技能,这样,他们在职业里有更多的机会。

虽然城市里的夜校越来越多,但是夜校的上课时间常常在工作日晚上。很多网友问:“什么时候可以有周末的夜校呢?平时经常要加班,没有时间去夜校上课。”看起来,中国的夜校市场还有很多的机会。

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese! What do you usually do in the evening? Read a book, watch a movie, TV, or indulge in a night snack? Night snack refers to something eaten after dinner. Chinese people love night snacks so much that every night you’ll see many people eating at restaurants. However, something is changing recently. Many young Chinese are not going for night snacks anymore; instead, they are heading to night school! Night school, as the name suggests, is a school that operates in the evening. How did young people develop an interest in night school? Weren’t they tired enough from school during their younger years? Let’s discuss it together today!

Night schools have been around in China for a long time. The earliest night school was established in 1913 by Mao Zedong. At that time, many people were illiterate—unable to read at all. Poverty prevented them from attending school, so they couldn’t learn to read. In the 1980s, during China’s reform and opening-up period, there were many opportunities and hopes. To keep up with the times, many young people started attending night school after work. Later, as more and more young people went to college, the number of people attending night school dwindled.

Today, night school is “hot” again, becoming popular once more. Why do young people like going to night school? I asked some netizens, and some said, “I live alone, and after work, I don’t feel like going home because I don’t know what to do there. I also don’t want to go out because I don’t have many friends. When I see there’s a night school, I think, why not go to night school! Not only can I talk to others, but I can also learn something.” Others mentioned, “Night school classes are inexpensive, about 50 yuan per class, and you can learn new skills—it’s great.” Some also added, “The night school near my home offers a variety of courses like English, guitar, tai chi, photography, art, and more. Besides learning skills, you can also exercise and make new friends. It’s much healthier than going out for food and drinks.”

In summary, young people like going to night school for these reasons: first, it’s affordable to learn at night school; second, night schools offer a variety of courses, providing many choices for young people; third, attending night school allows for both learning and socializing. Many young people in the city are single and don’t live with their families, so night school becomes an opportunity to make new friends. Fourth, many young people want to acquire new skills to enhance their career opportunities.

Although there are increasing night schools in cities, the class schedules often fall on weekdays. Many netizens ask, “When will there be weekend night schools? We often have to work overtime and don’t have time to attend night classes during weekdays.” It seems like there are still plenty of opportunities in China’s night school market.

3 thoughts on “#145 不去夜宵,去夜校 No Midnight Snack, Go to Night School!”

  1. Hello!

    Very interesting topic, I’d love to have something similar in my country, but here it is super expensive to join evening classes.

    One request: It would be awesome to press the play/pause button anytime. This way we could repeat the sentence after you without scrolling up and down. Not sure if it is possible,but i would highly appreciate it :D.

    Thanks for all your work, my chinese friends keep telling me how much better i got and im super proud 🙂

  2. 唉 对我这个美国人来说,我觉得这个博客的话题是特别有意思。在美国,无论是课程,大学还是任何类型的学校,都很便宜。看这个文章以后我意识到我放学后很想去上一些课。或许有一天在美国夜宵会更便宜。

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