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Tiān lánlán, báiyún piāo, bēiqǐ xiǎoshūbāo.
天     蓝蓝,白云 飘, 背起  小书包。
The sky is blue with floating white clouds, and I carry my little bag.

Huār kāi, niǎor jiào, tàiyáng gōnggong xiào.
花儿 开,鸟儿  叫, 太阳     公公           笑。
The flowers bloom, the birds sing, and ...


Xuěrónghuā, xuěrónghuā,
雪绒花,        雪绒花,
Edelweiss, Edelweiss,

Qīngchén yíngzhe wǒ kāifàng.
清晨          迎着      我  开放。
Every morning you greet me.

Xiǎo ér bái, jié ér liàng,
小   而 白,洁 而 亮,
Small and white, clearn and bright,

Xiàng wǒ kuàilède yáohuàng.
向       我  快乐地   摇晃。
You look happy to meet me .

Báixuě bānde huāér rèn nǐ fēnfāng,
白雪     般的    花儿   任  你 芬芳,
Blossom of ...


Xiǎoqīngtíng shì yìchóng,
小蜻蜓           是 益虫,
Little dragonflies are useful insects,

Fēidào xī lái fēidào dōng.
飞到    西 来 飞到    东。
They fly here and there.

Bù chī liángshi bù chī cài,
不   吃 粮食      不 吃  菜,
They eat neither grains nor vegetables.

Shì gè bǔwén de xiǎoyīngxióng.
是   个 捕蚊    的  小英雄。
They are heroic mosquito catchers.

Vocabulary:
1. 益虫(yìchóng) noun. useful insect
Mìfēng ...


Yínghuǒchóng, yínghuǒchóng, mànmàn fēi.
萤火虫,                 萤火虫,        慢慢    飞。
Firefly, firefly, flying slowly.

Xiàyè lǐ,     xiàyè lǐ,  fēng qīng chuī.
夏夜里,夏夜里,风    轻     吹。
On summer nights, summer nights, the breeze gently blows.

Pàhēide háizi   ānxīn shuì ba,
怕黑的   孩子  安心  睡   吧,
Kids who ...


Shù ya,   shù ya,
树   呀,树  呀,
Oh, tree, tree,

Wǒ bǎ nǐ zhòngxià,
我   把  你   种下,
I’ll plant you here,

Búpà fēngyǔ kuàidiǎn zhǎngdà.
不怕   风雨      快点        长大。
Hope you won’t be afraid of storms and grow up quickly.

Zhǎngzhe lǜde yè,
长着         绿的 叶,
Hope ...


Xiǎoxiǎo wūguī shàngshānpō,
小小        乌龟     上山坡,
The little turtle is climbing up the hillside,

Hēihēiyo, hēihēiyo.
嘿嘿哟,   嘿嘿哟。
Stomp, stomp.

Dàizhe miànbāo hé tángguǒ,
带着      面包       和 糖果,
With some bread and candies,

Yántú lèyōuyōu.
沿途    乐悠悠。
He is joyful and leisurely throughout his journey.

Vocabulary:
沿途(yántú)   noun.  during the journey/on the way
Yántúde fēngjǐng hěnměi.
沿途的    风景       很美。
The scenery along the way is so beautiful.

乐悠悠(lèyōuyōu)   ...


Wǒ shì yígè fěnshuājiàng,
我   是  一个 粉刷匠,
I am a painter,

Fěnshuā běnlǐng qiáng.
粉刷        本领     强。
I am good at painting.

Wǒ yào bǎ nà xīnfángzi,
我   要   把 那 新房子,
I will make that new house,

Shuāde gèngpiàoliang.
刷得      更漂亮。
More beautiful with my painting.

Shuāle fángdǐng yòu shuāqiáng,
刷了    房顶        又    刷墙,
I paint the roof and then the wall,

Shuāzi xiàng fēi yíyàng.
刷子     像     飞 一样。
My bush seems ...


Xiǎoxiǎo shàonián, hěnshǎo fánnǎo.
小小       少年,      很少       烦恼。
The little boy has few worries.

Yǎn wàng sìzhōu, yángguāng zhào.
眼    望      四周, 阳光           照。
He looks around and finds the sun is shining.

Xiǎoxiǎo shàonián, hěnshǎo fánnǎo.
小小       少年,    很少        烦恼。
The little boy has few worries.

Dànyuàn yóngyuǎn zhèyàng hǎo.
但愿         永远         这样       好。
He hopes that it lasts ...


Tàiyáng mīmīxiào,
太阳        咪咪笑,
The sun is beaming with smiles,

Hóngqí yíngfēng piāo,
红旗        迎风       飘,
The red flag is flying in the wind,

Chéngsède shì júzǐ,
橙色的        是 桔子,
The tangerines are orange,

Lǜsède shì qīngcǎo,
绿色的   是    青草,
The grass is green,

Xiǎoyādàn chuān xīnyī,
小鸭蛋         穿    新衣,
The little duck eggs ...


Lán lán de tiānkōng yínhé lǐ,
蓝    蓝 的     天空     银河 里,
In the blue sky of the galaxy,

Yǒu zhī xiǎo bái chuán.
有   只    小   白   船。
There is a small white ship.

Chuán shàng yǒu kē guìhuā shù,
船           上     有   棵   桂花   树,
With a sweet-scented ...


Yìzhī hābāgǒu,
一只   哈巴狗,
There was a lapdog,

Zhàn zài dà ménkǒu,
站      在  大   门口,
Who stood at the gate,

Yǎnjing hēi yóuyóu,
眼睛      黑   油油,
His eyes were black,

Xiǎng chī ròu gǔtou.
想       吃  肉   骨头。
And he wanted to eat the bone.

Yìzhī hābāgǒu,
一只   哈巴狗,
There was a lapdog,

...


爷爷为我打月饼(yéye wèi wǒ dǎ yuèbĭng) Grandpa Makes Moon Cake for Me
Bā yuè shí wŭ yuè ér míng ya,
八  月   十  五 月   儿  明   呀,
The moon is bright during Mid-Autumn Festival,

Yéye wèi wǒ dǎ yuèbĭng ya.
爷爷  为  我   打   月饼   呀。
Grandpa makes moon cake for me.

Yuèbĭng yuányuán tián yòu xiāng ā,
月饼        ...


乌鸦喝水(wūyā hēshuĭ) How did a Thirsty Crow Successfully Drink Water?

①yìzhī wūyā kŏukĕ le, dàochù zhăo shuĭ hē.
一只 乌鸦  口渴  了,到处   找      水 喝。
A crow felt thirsty and was looking for water everywhere.
②zhèshí, wūyā kànjiàn yígè píngzi. píngzi lĭ yŏu shuĭ, kĕshì píngzi hĕn gāo,píngkŏu hĕn xiăo, lĭbiān
这时, 乌鸦   ...


A rabbit and a tortoise decide to hold a race competition, and the winner will win the ticket to the Forest Concert.
Wèi le yíng dé sēnlín yīnyuèhuì de ménpiào, xiăo wūguī juédìng jiēshòu xiăo tùzi de tiăozhàn,
1. 为  了  赢   得  森林     音乐会   的   门票,   小   乌龟    决定    接受     小  兔子 的   挑战,
hé tā jìnxíng yí cì sàipăo.
和 他  进行   一 次  赛跑。
To win a Forest Concert ticket, the tortoise decided to ...


Instructions: Fill in the blanks

Hints:

Horizontal:
⑴to lease
⑵children ∕ sons and daughters
⑶child
Vertical:
①to devote
②rent a house (topic of the conversation in the previous issue of Newsletter)
③daughter
④childhood
The answer key will be in the next issue.
Answer keys to the crossword in the previous issue (June 10, 2009):

Horizontal:
①流(liú)
②词(cí)
③法(fă)
Vertical:
⑴流(liú)
⑵法(fă)
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Instructions: Fill in the blanks

Hints:

Horizontal:
①swine flu (a word occurring in the third issue of Newsletter)
②new words (part of the conversation in each issue of Newsletter)
③grammar
Vertical:
⑴popular words
⑵law
The answer key will be in the next issue.
Answer keys to the crossword in the previous issue (Jun 10, 2009):
①举(jŭ)
②动(dòng)
③新(xīn)
④名(míng)
⑤典(diăn)
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三只小猪的故事(sān zhī xiăo zhū de gù shì) A story about three pigs
1. Cóngqián, yŏu sān zhī xiăozhū líkāi māma, yào qù guò dúlì de shēnghuó.
从前,     有   三  只   小猪   离开  妈妈,要   去  过  独立 的    生活。
Long time ago, three pigs decided to leave their moms to live independently.
2. Zhū lăodà yòng ...


Listen to the tongue twister.

Nánnán yŏu gè  lánlán,
南南      有    个   篮篮,
Nannan has a basket,
Nánnán yŏu gè lánlán,
南南      有    个 篮篮,
Nannan has a basket.
Lánlán zhuāng zhe pánpán,
篮篮    装          着    盘盘,
A plate is in the basket.
Pánpán fàng zhe wănwăn,
盘盘      放   ...


Listen to this song now:

Yī èr sān sān èr yī,
一二  三  三 二 一,
One two three three two one,
Yī èr sān sì wǚ liù qī,
一二  三 四 五 六 七,

One two three four five six seven,
Wŭ liù qī ya bā jiǚ shí,
五   六 七 呀 八 九  十,
Five six seven eight nine ten,
Shí ...


Wǒ dúzì zǒu zài jiāowài de xiǎolù shang,
我    独自 走 在     郊外   的  小路   上,
I walk alone on the country road,

Wǒ bǎ gāodiǎn dài gěi wàipó cháng yì cháng.
我    把   糕点     带  给   外婆       尝 一 ...


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