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长城 Great Wall Chang cheng
The Chinese worked on the Great Wall for over 1700 years. In turn, each emperor who came to power added pieces of the wall to protect their dynasties. But the wall was not a solid wall. It was a line of disconnected barricades.
Map of northern China showing the Great Walls
长城有多长 ? How long is the Great Wall? Chang cheng you duo chang ?
First Emperor Qin used peasants, captured enemies, criminals, scholars, and anyone else who irritated him, and put them all to work building the Great Wall. Laborers were not paid for their work. It was slave labor.
Qin wanted a much better barricade to protect his people from the Mongol invaders to the north. He wanted a strong wall 30 feet wide and 50 feet high.
长城有六千七百公里 The Great Wall is 6700 Kilometer long. chang cheng you liu qian qi bai gong li
从远处看, 像一条巨龙. From distance, she looks like a gigantic dragon. Cong yuan chu kan, xiang yi tiao ju long.
About 3000 people worked on the wall during the Qin Dynasty. Rocks fell on people. Walls caved in. Workers died of exhaustion and disease. Laborers were fed only enough food to keep them alive.
长城可长啦, 一眼望不到头. The Great Wall is so long, it’s hard to see the end. Chang cheng ke chang la, yi yan wang bu dao tou.
Building the wall was a project that continued for many hundreds of years until the wall was over 3700 miles long. Most emperors used the same system that Qin used, forced labor.
你登上了长城, 我真羡慕你. You have climbed up the Great Wall, I really admire you. Ni deng shang le chang cheng, wo zhen xian mu ni.
To the northwest and north of Beijing, a huge, serrated wall zigzags it’s way to the east and west along the undulating mountains. This is the Great Wall, which is said to be visible from the moon. The Great Wall of China is the longest wall ever built. It goes around mountains, hills, and deserts. Chinese started making the Great Wall over 2,000 years ago to protect China from invaders. It took hundreds of years to build. People who built it were prisoners, soldiers, civilians, and farmers. The Great Wall is more than 6,000 kilometers long and 26 feet tall. It’s even wide enough to drive on it with a car. Today the Great Wall is the only thing that you can see from outer space. Now it is not used for defense, but used for visitors. 长城的历史 History of The Great Wall
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