354 Give Birth
An unusual topic for a successful entrepreneur and angel investor? On top of being the co-founder, president and COO of Averon, Lea Tarnowski has a very young daughter. She describes her pregnancy, which was extremely smooth, followed by the birth, which was anything other than smooth! ShaoLan teaches the words for “giving birth” and describes some of the meanings behind the characters, then moving on to be more specific, teaching how to describe if your child is a girl or boy and how to say “son” and “daughter” in Chinese.
The word for “giving birth” in Chinese is 生小孩. The first character shows a new bud on a plant and represents something new emerging. This character 生, therefore, means “to give birth”, the second character 小 means “small” and 孩 means “child,” so the Chinese 生小孩 actually describes “giving birth to a little child.”