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1 Corinthians 哥林多前书 12:14-21 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many…人的身体并非只有一个肢体,乃是由许多肢体组成的…

By Ling-Ling Shih, Copyright © 2015
From http://LearnChineseThruBible.org/

Let’s use the following passage to learn how to say the body parts in Chinese.

1 Corinthians 12:14-211 Corinthians 12:14-21New International Version (NIV)

14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!”

New International Version (NIV)
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哥林多前书 12:14-21Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB)

14 人的身体并非只有一个肢体,乃是由许多肢体组成的。 15 如果脚说:“我不是手,所以我不属于身体。”难道脚就因此不属于身体吗? 16 如果耳朵说:“我不是眼睛,所以我不属于身体。”难道耳朵就因此不属于身体吗? 17 如果整个身体是一只眼睛,哪里有听觉呢?如果整个身体是一只耳朵,哪里有嗅觉呢?

18 但事实上,上帝按自己的旨意将各个肢体安置在身体上了。 19 如果全身只有一个肢体,还会是身体吗? 20 如今肢体虽多,但身体只有一个。 21 眼睛不能对手说:“我不需要你。”头也不能对脚说:“我不需要你。”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB)
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lín duō qián shū
12:14-21Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB)
rén de shēn tǐ bìng fēi zhǐ yǒu yī gè zhī nǎi shì yóu xǔ duō zhī
14 人的 身体 只有 一个 乃是 许多
zǔ chéng de rú guǒ jiǎo shuō bú shì shǒu suǒ yǐ
组成的 。 15 如果 :“ 不是 所以
shǔ yú shēn tǐ nán dào jiǎo jiù yīn cǐ shǔ yú shēn tǐ ma
属于 身体 。” 难道 因此 属于 身体 ? 16
rú guǒ ěr duǒ shuō|shuì bú shì yǎn jīng suǒ yǐ shǔ yú shēn tǐ
如果 耳朵 :“ 不是 眼睛 所以 属于 身体
nán dào ěr duǒ jiù yīn cǐ shǔ yú shēn tǐ ma rú guǒ zhěng gè shēn tǐ
。” 难道 耳朵 因此 属于 身体 ? 17 如果 整个 身体
shì zhī yǎn jīng nǎ lǐ yǒu tīng jué rú guǒ zhěng gè shēn tǐ
眼睛 哪里 听觉 如果 整个 身体
shì zhī ěr duǒ nǎ lǐ yǒu xiù jué
耳朵 哪里 嗅觉
dàn shì shí shàng shàng dì àn zì jǐ de zhǐ yì jiāng gè gě zhī
18 事实上 上帝 自己的 旨意 各个
ān shì zài shēn tǐ shàng le rú guǒ quán shēn zhǐ yǒu yī gè
安置 身体 。 19 如果 全身 只有 一个
zhī hái huì|kuài shì shēn tǐ ma rú jīn zhī suī duō
身体 ? 20 如今
dàn shēn tǐ zhǐ yǒu yī gè yǎn jīng bù néng duì shǒu shuō
身体 只有 一个 。 21 眼睛 不能 对手 :“
bù xū yào tóu yě bù néng duì jiǎo shuō bù xū yào
不需要 。” 也不 :“ 不需要 。”

Video: A reading of 1 Corinthians 哥林多前书 12 in Chinese

1 Corinthian 12: 14-21 in both Chinese characters and pinyin (PDF version)

 Character Worksheets: Worksheet for 1Corinthians 12_14-21

Vocabulary for the body parts

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 哥林 lín
2 duō many; much; often; a lot of; numerous; more; in excess; how (to what extent); multi-; Taiwan pr. when it means “how”
3 qián front; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 293 ); former; formerly
4 shū abbr. for 书经 ; book; letter; document; Classifiers: ; to write
5 身体 身體 shēn (human) body; health; Classifiers:
6 肢体 肢體 zhī limb; limbs and trunk; body
7 jiǎo foot; leg (of an animal or an object); base (of an object); Classifiers: ; classifier for kicks
8 shǒu hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; Classifiers:
9 耳朵 ěrduo ear; Classifiers: ; handle (on a cup)
10 眼睛 yǎnjing eye; Classifiers:

A complete list of vocabulary for the passage 1 Corinthians 哥林多前书 12:14-21

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 rén man; person; people; Classifiers:
2 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
3 身体 身體 shēn (human) body; health; Classifiers:
4 并非 並非 bìng fēi really isn’t
5 只有 zhǐ yǒu only
6 一个 一個 a; an
7 肢体 肢體 zhī limb; limbs and trunk; body
8 乃是 nǎi shì equivalent to either
9 yóu to follow; from; it is for…to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to sb); by (introduces passive verb)
10 许多 許多 duō many; a lot of; much
11 组成 組成 chéng to form; to make up; to constitute
12 如果 guǒ if; in case; in the event that
13 jiǎo foot; leg (of an animal or an object); base (of an object); Classifiers: ; classifier for kicks
14 shuō to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)
15 I; me; my
16 不是 shi am not
17 shǒu hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; Classifiers:
18 所以 suǒ therefore; as a result; so; the reason why
19 (negative prefix); not; no
20 属于 屬於 shǔ to be classified as; to belong to; to be part of
21 难道 難道 nán dào don’t tell me …; could it be that…?
22 jiù at once; right away; only; just (emphasis); as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning
23 因此 yīn thus; consequently; as a result
24 see 吗啡 , morphine
25 耳朵 ěr duo ear; Classifiers: ; handle (on a cup)
26 眼睛 yǎn jing eye; Classifiers:
27 整个 整個 zhěng whole; entire; total
28 shì is; are; am; yes; to be; variant of ; (used in given names)
29 one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; “one” radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
30 zhī classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
31 哪里 哪裏, 哪裡 where?; somewhere; anywhere; wherever; nowhere (negative answer to question); humble expression denying compliment; also written 哪里 ; where?; somewhere; anywhere; wherever; nowhere (negative answer to question); humble expression denying compliment
32 yǒu to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
33 听觉 聽覺 tīng jué sense of hearing
34 ne particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word (“What about …?”, “And …?”); particle for inquiring about location (“Where is …?”); particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board (“ok?”, “are you with me?”); (at the end of a decl
35 嗅觉 嗅覺 xiù jué sense of smell
36 dàn but; yet; however; only; merely; still
37 事实上 事實上 shì shí shàng in fact; in reality; actually; as a matter of fact; de facto; ipso facto
38 上帝 shàng God
39 àn to press; to push; to leave aside or shelve; to control; to restrain; to keep one’s hand on; to check or refer to; according to; in the light of; (of an editor or author) to make a comment
40 自己 oneself; one’s own
41 旨意 zhǐ decree; order
42 jiāng will; shall; to use; to take; to checkmate; just a short while ago; (introduces object of main verb, used in the same way as )
43 各个 各個 every; various; separately one-by-one
44 安置 ān zhì to find a place for; to help settle down; to arrange for; to get into bed; placement
45 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
46 shàng on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
47 le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
48 全身 quán shēn whole body; em (typography)
49 hái still; still in progress; still more; yet; even more; in addition; fairly; passably (good); as early as; even; also; else
50 huì can; to be possible; to be able to; will; to be likely to; to be sure to; to assemble; to meet; to gather; to see; union; group; association; Classifiers: )
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
51 如今 jīn nowadays; now
52 suī although; even though
53 duō many; much; often; a lot of; numerous; more; in excess; how (to what extent); multi-; Taiwan pr. when it means “how”
54 不能 néng cannot; must not; should not
55

duì shǒu to

hands

56 需要 yào to need; to want; to demand; to require; requirement; need
57 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
58 tóu head; hair style; the top; end; beginning or end; a stub; remnant; chief; boss; side; aspect; first; leading; classifier for pigs or livestock; Classifiers:
59 surname Ye; also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
60 duì right; correct; couple; pair; towards; at; for; to face; opposite; to treat (sb a certain way); to match together; to adjust; to fit; to suit; to answer; to reply; classifier: couple

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