|Chinese||Part of Speech||Pinyin||English|
|宫颈||(n)||gōngjǐng||neck of uterus|
|裂||(v)||liè||to split, to crack|
|孕育||(v)||yùnyù||to be pregnant with|
Text (1): Go Xiaowei Go!
Xiaowei is a small sperm, with a big head, dragging a thin, constantly swinging tail. Xiaowei was born in the testis. Compared with other human cells, Xiaowei has short stature, but he never feels inferior, because he knows that his natural mission is to meet with the human’s largest cell, ovum, and to create a new human life.
In order to accomplish this great mission, Xiaowei and his hundreds of millions of brothers work hard to exercise every day. Finally, one day, Xiaowei and his brothers rushed to the ovum, their journey began.
They rushed out of the seminal duct at a speed of 45 kilometers per hour, into the vagina and through the small cervical orifice. Along the way are all kinds of dangers. Strong and brave, Xiaowei always rushed out in front, and only a few hundred brothers made it to the warm and open uterus. But they did not stay long but were quickly squeezed into a long and thin tube-fallopian tube. There, Xiaowei finally met the ovum from the ovary.
The outer wall of the ovum is very firm. Xiaowei and the brothers jump on it together to release a special enzyme, which makes the ovum’s peripheral cell layer soft. Finally, the opportunity came and the ovum suddenly opened a small crack. Xiaowei quickly drilled in.
In this way, Xiaowei became the luckiest sperm. Although he disappeared, he successfully combined with the ovum and created a new life — a fertilized egg. This small egg gradually developed into a fetus, left the mother’s body, and grew into a healthy and lovely baby.