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Tù māma yào qù shàngbān, tā qǐng lǎoláng zhàokàn xiǎo bǎobao.
兔  妈妈   要   去    上班,   她  请    老狼      照看     小    宝宝。
When Mother rabbit would go to work she would ask the wolf to take care of her little baby.

 

Xiǎo bǎobao xiǎng māma, tā wèn: “Lǎoláng Lǎoláng jǐ diǎn le?”
小     宝宝      想     妈妈,他 问:“ 老狼       老狼    几 点  了?”
When the little baby missed his mother he would ask: “What’s the time, Mr. Wolf?”

 

Lǎoláng huídá:  “Yī diǎn le.”
老狼       回答:“一 点   了。”
The wolf answered: “One o’clock.”

 

Xiǎo bǎobao xiǎng māma, tā wèn: “Lǎoláng Lǎoláng jǐ diǎn le?”
小     宝宝      想     妈妈,他  问:“老狼       老狼    几 点  了?”
When next the little baby missed his mother he asked: “What’s the time, Mr. Wolf?”

 

Lǎoláng huídá: “Liǎng diǎn le.”
老狼       回答:“两      点   了。”
The wolf answered: “Two o’clock.”

 

Xiǎo bǎobao xiǎng māma, tā wèn: “Lǎoláng Lǎoláng jǐ diǎn le?”
小     宝宝       想    妈妈,他 问:“老狼  ...


Nǐ yě shuā, wǒ yě shuā,
你  也  刷, 我 也  刷,
You brush and so do I,

 

Xiǎoxiǎo yáshuā shǒuzhōng ná.
小小        牙刷      手中        拿。
Hold the toothbrush in your hand.

 

Shàng xià zuǒ yòu quán shuā biàn,
上       下  左   右    全     刷    遍,
Up, down, ...


蚂蚁报恩 (Mǎyǐ bào'ēn) The Ant and the Dove

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):
蚂蚁 (mǎyǐ) n. ant

 

咬 (yǎo) v. to bite

 

Xiàtiān, yǒu yìzhī mǎyǐ bèi fēng guādàole chítáng lǐ.
夏天,   有  一只 蚂蚁 被   风     刮到了    池塘   里。
In summer, an ant fell into a pond.

 

Shùshàng de gēzi kàndào le, gǎnmáng jiāng yèzi diū jìn chítáng.
树上         的 鸽子 ...


The Pig Baijie is a much-loved character in the classic Chinese TV series Journey to the West《西游记》(Xīyóujì). He has the head of a pig and the body of a human, and is fat and greedy for food. The following story is an episode from Journey to the West:

Key Learning Points (Preview):

猪 (zhū): n. pig

 

西瓜 (xīguā): ...


三个和尚没水喝 (Sāngè Héshang Méi Shuǐ Hē) Three Monks Had no Water for Drinking

 

Listen to the whole story:

 

Key learning points (Preview):

和尚 (héshang): n. monk

 

挑水 (tiāoshuǐ): v. to draw water

 

Shānshàng yǒu zuò xiǎomiào, miàolǐ yǒu gè xiǎo héshang.
山上            有   座   小庙,     庙里  有    个 小     和尚。
There once was a teenage monk who lived in a temple on a mountain.

 

Xiǎo ...


The Year of the Monkey is upon us! Hopefully it will be one of luck and prosperity for you all! We know monkeys can be mischievous little creatures, and the unlucky monkey in this story is no different. Let his mistakes teach you a little Chinese and show you how to appreciate the good fortune ...


 

新年好 (xīnniánhǎo) Happy New Year 

 

Happy New Year is a children's song for New Year, and most Chinese kids are familiar with it. 

Xīnnián hǎo ya! Xīnnián hǎo ya!
新年      好  呀!新年     好  呀!
Happy New Year! Happy New Year!

 

Zhùhè dàjiā xīnnián hǎo!
祝贺   大家  新年     好!
Happy New Year to you all!

 

Wǒmen chànggē, wǒmen tiàowǔ.
我们       唱歌,     我们     ...


Mandarin Chinese Course: 横行的螃蟹 (Héngxíngde pángxiè) The Crab that Walks Sidewise

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):
螃蟹 (pángxiè)   n.  crab

 

难看 (nánkàn)   adj.  ugly

 

Yígè yuèguāng míngliàngde yèwǎn, xiǎo pángxiè zài shātān shàng zǒuzhe.
一个  月光        明亮的          夜晚, 小   螃蟹      在  沙滩    上      走着。
On a bright night, a little crab was walking on the beach.

 

Pángxiè māma ...


Key Learning Point (Preview):
毛遂自荐 (Máo Suí zìjiàn) to volunteer for a task; to recommend oneself for a difficult job

Idiom Story:
Máo Suí zài Zhàoguó dāile sān nián, què yìzhí bú bèi zhòngyòng.
毛     遂   在  赵国        待了  三   年,却   一直 不  被   重用。
In ancient China, there was a man named Mao Sui. ...


The Chinese idiom “井底之蛙 (jǐngdǐzhīwā)” is derived from a story about a frog who lived at the bottom of an unused well. People now use it to refer to people who are short-sighted and arrogant. Read the story below to improve your Chinese learning.
Yì kǒu fèijǐng lǐ zhùzhe yìzhī qīngwā.
一  口 废井  里 住着   ...


Wǒmen zhù nǐ Shèngdàn kuàilè,
我们 祝  你圣诞快乐,
Merry Christmas to you,

Wǒmen zhù nǐ Shèngdàn kuàilè,
我们 祝   你圣诞快乐,
Merry Christmas to you,

Wǒmen zhù nǐ Shèngdàn kuàilè,
我们 祝  你圣诞快乐,
Merry Christmas to you,

Zhù nǐ xīnnián kuàilè,
祝 你 新年 快乐,
Happy New Year to You.

Wǒmen zhù nǐ Shèngdàn kuàilè,
我们 祝 你 ...


小猫钓鱼 (Xiǎomāo diàoyú) Little Cat Goes Fishing (Beginner)

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):

飞机 (fēijī): n. plane

 

一心一意 (yìxīnyíyì): adj. focused

 

Yì tiān, xiǎo māo gēn māo māma qù diàoyú.
一 天, 小    猫    跟    猫    妈妈   去  钓鱼。
One day, a little cat goes fishing with his Mom.

 

Tāmen gāng zuò xià,  yì zhī qīngtíng fēi lái le.
 他们     刚   ...


Cóngqián yǒu yígè gōngzhǔ, tāde pífū báide xiàng xuě, suóyǐ guówáng gěi tā qǐmíng wéi báixuě
从前          有   一个 公主,    她的 皮肤 白得  像      雪,所以   国王        给  她 起名     为   白雪
gōngzhǔ. Dànshì gōngzhǔ de māma qùshì dé hěnzǎo.
公主。   ...


Xiăobáitù guāiguai, bă mén kāi kāi, kuàidiăn kāi kāi, wǒ yào jìnlái.
小白兔      乖乖,    把  门    开   开,快点      开  开,我 要   进来。
Little rabbit, hurry up and open the door, I want to come in.

Bù kāi bù kāi bùnéng kāi, māma méi huílái, bùnéng bă mén kāi.
不  开 ...


Yǒuyìtiān, dàxiàng hé mǎyǐ fāshēng le yìchǎng zhēnglùn, tā liǎ dōu rènwéi zìjǐ de lìqi bǐ duìfāng dà.
有一天,   大象      和 蚂蚁 发生      了 一场       争论,    他 俩  都   认为  自己 的力气比 对方     大。
One day, there arose an argument between an elephant and an ...


xiǎomāo zhòng yú
小 猫   种鱼
A Kitten Planted Fish
Yǒu yìzhī cōngmíng de xiǎomāo, zǒngshì xǐhuan pǎoláipǎoqù.
有   一只  聪明    的  小猫,    总是    喜欢    跑来跑去。
There was a clever kitten who liked trotting up and down.
Chūntiān lái le, māma dài tā qù zhòngcài.
春天    来 了,妈妈  带 他 去  种菜。
When spring came, his mother took ...


雪地里的小画家 (Xuědìlǐ De Xiǎohuàjiā) Young Painters in Snowfield

Xiàxuě la, xiàxuě la!
下雪   啦,下雪 啦!
It is snowing! It is snowing!

Xuědìlǐ láile yìqún xiǎohuàjiā.
雪地里 来了 一群  小画家。
A group of young painters came to snowfield.

Xiǎojī huà zhúyè, xiǎogǒu huà méihuā, xiǎoyā huà fēngyè, xiǎomǎ huà yuèyá.
小鸡   画   竹叶,小狗      画   ...


Listen to this song:

Diū shǒujuàn, diū shǒujuàn, qīngqīngde fàngzài xiǎopéngyoude hòumian,
丢    手绢,      丢  手绢,     轻轻地        放在      小朋友的          后面,
Hide the handkerchief, hide the handkerchief. And gently place it behind the children.

Dàjiā búyào gàosu tā,
大家  不要   告诉  他,
Please do not tell ...


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 ...


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