English

Tom woke up this morning with a smile. It was a good night’s sleep. His alarm went off at exactly six o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the bathroom and jumped in the shower. He sang his favorite song, We Built this City by Starship and then brushed his teeth.

After getting dressed, he made some breakfast, which was toast and butter and went into the living room to say goodbye to his cat Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the door behind him as he left his house and pressed his car key to open his car. Beep. 

Tom woke up this morning with a smile. It was a good night’s sleep. His alarm went off at exactly seven o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the bathroom and jumped in the shower. He sang his favorite song, Wannabe by The Spice girls and then brushed his teeth. 

After getting dressed, he made some breakfast, which was pancakes and honey and went into the living room to say goodbye to his cat Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the door behind him as he left his house and pressed his car key to open the garage.

Tom woke up this morning with a frown. It was a bad night’s sleep. His alarm went off at exactly eight o’clock. The first thing he did was check his phone. He went to the bathroom and jumped in the shower. He sang his favorite song, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and then forgot to brush his teeth. 

After getting dressed, he made some breakfast, which was burned toast and strawberry jam and went into the living room to say goodbye to his cat Derek. Derek hissed loudly and Tom left for work. He slammed the door behind him as he left his house and pressed his car key but nothing happened. He pressed it again. Nothing. He tapped and poked the key, trying to unscrew the fob with his nail. He was already sweating and frustrated. Finally the button worked and. 

Tom woke up this morning with a smile. It was a good night’s sleep. His alarm went off at exactly six o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the bathroom and jumped in the shower. He sang his favorite song, Baby Shark by Pink Fong and then brushed his teeth. 

After getting dressed, he made some breakfast, which was toast and butter and went into the living room to say goodbye to his cat Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the door behind him as he left his house and pressed his car key to open his car. 

He got into his car and drove to work. Work was pleasant and nothing particularly stressful happened. Lucky Tom. After work he returned home to Derek to sit down and have some well earned rest.

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Traditional

湯姆今天早上帶著微笑醒來。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的鬧鐘在六點整響起,他沒有看手機就直接起床了。他走到浴室,進了淋浴間。他唱了他最喜歡的歌,星艦戰將的《We Built this City》,然後刷了牙。

穿好衣服後,他做了一些早餐,是烤麵包和奶油,然後到客廳里和他的貓咪德瑞克告別。德瑞克小聲地喵了一聲,湯姆就去上班了。當他離開家時,他關上了身後的門,按了一下車鑰匙,打開了他的車。嘟嘟。

 

今天早上,湯姆帶著微笑醒來。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的鬧鐘在七點整響起,他沒有看手機就直接起床了。他走到浴室,進了淋浴間。他唱起了他最喜歡的歌曲,辣妹合唱團的《Wannabe》,然後刷了牙。

穿好衣服後,他做了一些早餐,是鬆餅和蜂蜜,然後到客廳和他的貓咪德瑞克告別。德瑞克小聲地喵了一聲,湯姆就去上班了。他離開家時,他關上了身後的門,按了一下車鑰匙打開車庫。

 

今天早上,湯姆皺著眉頭醒來。那是一個糟糕的夜晚。他的鬧鐘在八點整響起。他做的第一件事就是看他的手機。他走到浴室,進了淋浴間。他唱了他最喜歡的歌曲,比利喬爾的《Uptown Girl》,然後忘了刷牙。

穿好衣服後,他做了一些早餐,是燒焦的吐司和草莓果醬,然後到客廳和他的貓德瑞克告別。德瑞克大聲嘶叫著,湯姆離開去上班了。他離開家時把門關在身後,按了一下車鑰匙,但什麼也沒發生。他又按了一下。什麼也沒有。他敲了敲,戳了戳鑰匙,試圖用他的指甲扳開車門。他已經滿頭大汗,沮喪不已。最後,這個按鈕起作用了,而且。

 

今天早上,湯姆帶著微笑醒來。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的鬧鐘在六點整響起,他沒有看手機就直接起床了。他走到浴室,進了淋浴間。他唱了他最喜歡的歌曲,Pinkfong 的《鯊魚寶寶》,然後刷了牙。

穿好衣服後,他做了一些早餐,是烤麵包和奶油,然後到客廳里和他的貓咪德瑞克告別。德瑞克小聲地喵了一聲,湯姆就去上班了。當他離開家時,他把門關在身後,按了一下車鑰匙,打開他的車。

他上了自己的車,開車去上班。工作很愉快,沒有發生特別緊張的事情。幸運的湯姆。下班後,他直接回到家陪德瑞克,坐下來好好休息了一下。

Chinglish

Tom xǐnglái this zǎoshàng with a smile. It was a good night’s shuìmián. His alarm went off at exactly six o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the yùshì and jumped in the línyùjiān. He chàng his zuì xǐhuān de gē, We Built this City by Starship and then shuāyá.

After chuān yīfú, he made some zǎocān, which was toast and butter and went into the kètīng to say goodbye to his māomī Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the mén behind him as he left his house and pressed his chē key to open his car. Beep. 

 

Tom xǐnglái this zǎoshàng with a smile. It was a good night’s shuìmián. His alarm went off at exactly seven o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the yùshì and jumped in the línyùjiān. He chàng his zuì xǐhuān de gē, Wannabe by The Spice girls and then shuāyá

After chuān yīfú, he made some zǎocān, which was pancakes and honey and went into the kètīng to say goodbye to his māomī Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the mén behind him as he left his house and pressed his chē key to open the garage.

 

Tom xǐnglái this zǎoshàng with a frown. It was a bad night’s shuìmián. His alarm went off at exactly eight o’clock. The first thing he did was check his phone. He went to the yùshì and jumped in the línyùjiān. He sang his zuì xǐhuān de gē, Uptown Girl by Billy Joel and then forgot to shuāyá

After chuān yīfú, he made some zǎocān, which was burned toast and strawberry jam and went into the kètīng to say goodbye to his māomī Derek. Derek hissed loudly and Tom left for work. He slammed the mén behind him as he left his house and pressed his chē key but nothing happened. He pressed it again. Nothing. He tapped and poked the key, trying to unscrew the fob with his nail. He was already sweating and frustrated. Finally the button worked and. 

 

Tom xǐnglái this zǎoshàng with a smile. It was a good night’s shuìmián. His alarm went off at exactly six o’clock and he got straight up without checking his phone. He went to the yùshì and jumped in the línyùjiān. He chàng his zuì xǐhuān de gē, Baby Shark by Pink Fong and then shuāyá

After chuān yīfú, he made some zǎocān, which was toast and butter and went into the kètīng to say goodbye to his māomī Derek. Derek meowed gently and Tom left for work. He slammed the mén behind him as he left his house and pressed his chē key to open his car. 

He got into his chē and drove to work. Work was pleasant and nothing particularly stressful happened. Lucky Tom. After work he returned home to Derek to sit down and have some well earned rest.

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Simplified

汤姆今天早上带着微笑醒来。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的闹钟在六点整响起,他没有看手机就直接起床了。他走到浴室,进了淋浴间。他唱了他最喜欢的歌,星舰战将的《We Built this City》,然后刷了牙。

穿好衣服后,他做了一些早餐,是烤面包和奶油,然后到客厅里和他的猫咪德瑞克告别。德瑞克小声地喵了一声,汤姆就去上班了。当他离开家时,他关上了身后的门,按了一下车钥匙,打开了他的车。嘟嘟。

 

今天早上,汤姆带着微笑醒来。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的闹钟在七点整响起,他没有看手机就直接起床了。他走到浴室,进了淋浴间。他唱起了他最喜欢的歌曲,辣妹合唱团的《Wannabe》,然后刷了牙。

穿好衣服后,他做了一些早餐,是松饼和蜂蜜,然后到客厅和他的猫咪德瑞克告别。德瑞克小声地喵了一声,汤姆就去上班了。他离开家时,他关上了身后的门,按了一下车钥匙打开车库。

 

今天早上,汤姆皱着眉头醒来。那是一个糟糕的夜晚。他的闹钟在八点整响起。他做的第一件事就是看他的手机。他走到浴室,进了淋浴间。他唱了他最喜欢的歌曲,比利乔尔的《Uptown Girl》,然后忘了刷牙。

穿好衣服后,他做了一些早餐,是烧焦的吐司和草莓果酱,然后到客厅和他的猫德瑞克告别。德瑞克大声嘶叫着,汤姆离开去上班了。他离开家时把门关在身后,按了一下车钥匙,但什么也没发生。他又按了一下。什么也没有。他敲了敲,戳了戳钥匙,试图用他的指甲扳开车门。他已经满头大汗,沮丧不已。最后,这个按钮起作用了,而且。

 

今天早上,汤姆带着微笑醒来。他昨天晚上睡得很好。他的闹钟在六点整响起,他没有看手机就直接起床了。他走到浴室,进了淋浴间。他唱了他最喜欢的歌曲,Pinkfong 的《鲨鱼宝宝》,然后刷了牙。

穿好衣服后,他做了一些早餐,是烤面包和奶油,然后到客厅里和他的猫咪德瑞克告别。德瑞克小声地喵了一声,汤姆就去上班了。当他离开家时,他把门关在身后,按了一下车钥匙,打开他的车。

他上了自己的车,开车去上班。工作很愉快,没有发生特别紧张的事情。幸运的汤姆。下班后,他直接回到家陪德瑞克,坐下来好好休息了一下。

Pinyin

Tāngmǔ jīntiān zǎoshàng dàizhe wéixiào xǐng lái. Tā zuótiān wǎnshàng shuì de hěn hǎo. Tāde nàozhōng zài liù diǎn zhěng xiǎngqǐ, tā méiyǒu kàn shǒujī jiù zhíjiē qǐchuángle. Tā zǒudào yùshì, jìnle línyùjiān. Tā chàngle tā zuì xǐhuān de gē, Xīngjiànzhànjiàng de “We Built this City”, ránhòu shuāle yá.

Chuān hǎo yīfú hòu, tā zuòle yìxiē zǎocān, shì kǎo miànbāo hé nǎiyóu, ránhòu dào kètīng lǐ hé tāde māomī Déruìkè gàobié. Déruìkè xiǎoshēng de miāole yìshēng, Tāngmǔ jiù qù shàngbānle. Dāng tā líkāi jiā shí, tā guānshàngle shēnhòu de mén, ànle yíxià chē yàoshi, dǎkāile tā de chē. Dū dū.

Jīntiān zǎoshàng, Tāngmǔ dàizhe wéixiào xǐng lái. Tā zuótiān wǎnshàng shuì de hěn hǎo. Tāde nàozhōng zài qī diǎn zhěng xiǎngqǐ, tā méiyǒu kàn shǒujī jiù zhíjiē qǐchuángle. Tā zǒu dào yùshì, jìnle línyù jiān. Tā chàngqǐle tā zuì xǐhuān de gēqǔ, làmèi héchàngtuán de “Wannabe”, ránhòu shuāle yá.

Chuān hǎo yīfú hòu, tā zuòle yìxiē zǎocān, shì sōngbǐng hé fēngmì, ránhòu dào kètīng hé tāde māomī Déruìkè gàobié. Déruìkè xiǎoshēng de miāole yìshēng, Tāngmǔ jiù qù shàngbānle. Tā líkāi jiā shí, tā guānshàngle shēnhòu de mén, ànle yíxià chē yàoshi, dǎkāi chēkù.

Jīntiān zǎoshàng, Tāngmǔ zhòuzhe méitóu xǐng lái. Nà shì yíge zāogāo de yèwǎn. Tāde nàozhōng zài bā diǎn zhěng xiǎngqǐ. Tā zuò de dì yī jiàn shì jiùshì kàn tāde shǒujī. Tā zǒu dào yùshì, jìnle línyù jiān. Tā chàngle tā zuì xǐhuān de gēqǔ, Bǐlìqiáoěr de “Uptown Girl”, ránhòu wàngle shuāyá.

Chuān hǎo yīfú hòu, tā zuòle yìxiē zǎocān, shì shāojiāode tǔsī hé cǎoméi guǒjiàng, ránhòu dào kètīng hé tāde māo Déruìkè gàobié. Déruìkè dàshēng sījiàozhe, Tāngmǔ líkāi qù shàngbānle. Tā líkāi jiā shí bǎ mén guān zài shēnhòu, ànle yíxià chē yàoshi, dàn shénme yě méi fāshēng. Tā yòu ànle yíxià. Shénme yě méiyǒu. Tā qiāo le qiāo, chuō le chuō yàoshi, shìtú yòng tāde zhǐjiǎ bānkāi chē mén. Tā yǐjīng mǎn tóu dà hàn, jǔsàng bùyǐ. Zuìhòu, zhège ànniǔ qǐ zuòyòngle, érqiě.

Jīntiān zǎoshàng, Tāngmǔ dàizhe wéixiào xǐng lái. Tā zuótiān wǎnshàng shuì dé hěn hǎo. Tāde nàozhōng zài liù diǎn zhěng xiǎngqǐ, tā méiyǒu kàn shǒujī jiù zhíjiē qǐchuángle. Tā zǒu dào yùshì, jìnle línyùjiān. Tā chàngle tā zuì xǐhuān de gēqǔ,Pinkfong de “shāyú bǎobao”, ránhòu shuāle yá.

Chuān hǎo yīfú hòu, tā zuòle yìxiē zǎocān, shì kǎo miànbāo hé nǎiyóu, ránhòu dào kètīng lǐ hé tāde māomī Déruìkè gàobié. Déruìkè xiǎoshēng de miāole yìshēng, Tāngmǔ jiù qù shàngbānle. Dāng tā líkāi jiā shí, tā bǎ mén guān zài shēnhòu, ànle yíxià chē yàoshi, dǎkāi tāde chē.

Tā shàngle zìjǐ de chē, kāichē qù shàngbān. Gōngzuò hěn yúkuài, méiyǒu fāshēng tèbié jǐnzhāng de shìqíng. Xìngyùn de Tāngmǔ. Xiàbān hòu, tā zhíjiē huí dàojiā péi Déruìkè, zuò xiàlái hǎohǎo xiūxíle yíxià.

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Audio

Deja Vu – English
Deja Vu – Chinglish
Deja Vu – Mandarin

Comprehension Questions

  1. What time does Tom get up on the first day? 
  2. What movie does this story remind you of? 
  3.  What is Toms cat called? 
  4. What kept resetting the day?
  5. What are the favorite songs in the story? 

Vocabulary

TraditionalSimplifiedPinyinEnglish
醒来
醒來
xǐnglái
woke up
早上
早上
zǎoshàng
morning
睡眠
睡眠
shuìmián
sleep
go/went
浴室
浴室
yùshì
bathroom
淋浴間
淋浴间
línyùjiān
shower room
chàng
sing
刷牙
刷牙
shuāyá
brushed teeth
穿衣服
穿衣服
chuān yīfú
get dressed
早餐
早餐
zǎocān
breakfast
貓咪
猫咪
māomī
cat
客廳
客厅
kètīng
livingroom
mén
door
chē
car
最喜歡的
最喜欢的
zuì xǐhuān de
favorite
song

Literal Sentences

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Tāngmǔ
jīntiān
zǎoshàng
dàizhe
wéixiào
xǐng lái
Tom
today
morning
wearing
to smile
to wake
汤姆
今天
早上
带着
微笑
醒来
yǐjīng
mǎn
tóu
hàn
jǔsàng
bùyǐ
He
already
full
head
big
sweat
dismayed
unchanging
已经
沮丧
不已

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