Sisters Hold Martial Arts* Contest to Find Husbands

Two Chinese sisters who are martial arts experts have decided that the best way for them to find a man is to challenge* them to combat.*

“We tried dating agencies but the men we met were all too weak,” Xiao Yin, 21, the younger of the two sisters, said.  “So, we went back to the ancient ways called Bi Wu Zhao Qin – which was the way warrior* princesses would find their men.”
Men who want to compete for* the hand of Yin or her sister, Xiao Lin, 22, will have to compete in an archery* contest, carry a heavy weight over sharpened* bamboo poles* and then defeat* one of them in combat.  “If they can’t beat us, they aren’t worthy,*” Lin said.

So far, only a few men have accepted the challenge.  One Chinese man who saw the offer said “I’m a very good martial artist – but I think I’d want to see them with the masks off before I decided whether I wanted to fight for them.”

You Must Beat Them to Meet Them

Vocabulary:
martial art – bojové umění
challenge – vyzvat
combat – boj
warrior – válečnický
compete for – soutěžit o
archery – lukostřelba
sharpened – nabroušený
pole  – tyč
defeat – porazit
be worthy – stát za to

Question for discussion:
Will they find good husbands?

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