Charlie Hoffs feels that the biggest problem facing today’s young generation is climate change, while ShaoLan remembers when she was a teenager the biggest global issue was the danger of nuclear power! Can you remember the biggest challenge facing the world when you were a teenager, or if you are still in your teenage years, do you agree with Charlie’s view?
In this episode, ShaoLan teaches Charlie the Chinese words for “teenager” and then continues to teach all the words right through to describing someone in old age! On top of the global issues that they discuss as part of the episode, Charlie also shares her dream for her future as she hopes to become a diplomat (for a very noble reason too)!
The Chinese word for “teenager” is 青少年. Of course, this isn’t an exact translation because Chinese number doesn’t include “teens” in them, but 青 means “young,” 少 means “less” or “little” and 年 means “year.” So, the young person with fewer years can be called a “teenager” 青少年!