Here is a fairly long text from a science book aimed towards teaching children some easy scientific concepts and facts. The book attempts to explain various scientific questions and uses some excellent vocabulary and sentence structures to do so. Today, let’s look at why we shouldn’t be washing eggs as soon as we buy them.

As always, read as much as you an without resorting to any help. Most of the vocabulary is quite straightforward although there may be a few characters that are not very common.

Key Words

  • 科学 – meaning science. 不科学的 would mean unscientific
  • 仔细 – careful/attentive. For example 请仔细听 means please listen carefully
  • 容易 – easy/easily. This is used very often for example, 这东西吃多了容易倒胃口 meaning eating too much of this food will spoil your appetite.
  • 变坏 – To go bad. Eggs can go bad very quickly.
  • 孵 – hatch/incubate. This character looks complicated but is actually fairly unique-looking causing it to be easily identifiable.

Why does cleaning eggs cause them to degrade easier?

(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)






Comment below

Have any questions about the Chinese? Comment below. Alternatively you can attempt to translate all or parts of the text or simply make some sentences using the words you might have learnt on this page. Repetition is very important and using different words will increase your vocabulary very quickly.

Thanks for reading!