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With this year’s Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, are you already preparing delicious meals and ...


Trick or Treat? Halloween is coming! Are you prepared to celebrate Halloween in 2022 yet? Anyway, a small quiz for you: do you know how to say the word Halloween in Chinese?…Bingo! That is 万圣节 wàn shèng jié.

But do you know how to say zombie, pumpkin and other spooky Halloween words in Chinese? Perhaps ...


Dragons are deeply rooted in Chinese culture, as the dragon is one of the most important creatures that can symbolize China. Have you ever heard that Chinese people call themselves “descendants of dragons”? This may sound strange to people in the West, as dragons are normally seen as evil and unlucky in Western culture. Therefore, ...


China is well known for having what seems like innumerable holidays and festivals because of its rich and long history. We have another one for you to learn about, but this one is much more recent. On April 20, 2010, UNESCO (a United Nations agency) established Chinese Language Day to commemorate Chinese as one of ...


Recently, there has been a small change in China: when people greet each other in the morning, instead of simply saying “Good morning”, they type out the sentence “Good morning, laborers.”
So, how did the phrase, “打工人(dǎgōng rén) laborer” come into use?

“打(dǎ)” means “to hit” in English. The term “打工(dǎgōng) work” first appeared in Hong Kong. ...


”万圣节 (wànshèngjié) Halloween” is celebrated on October 31st in many countries around the world, and even though it’s not a Chinese holiday, over the years it has become very popular in China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries and regions. But today we won’t spend much time on the cultural background of this holiday – since ...


Today is the Children’s Day. Many countries in Asia celebrate this day.
“儿童节 (Értóng jié): Children’s Day”, is officially known as International Children’s Day. However, The holiday is officially called “六一国际儿童节 (Liùyī guójì értóng jié)”, which translates to “June 1 International Children’s Day” in Chinese. It is a day where everyone brings joy to children to ...


Many Chinese idioms and proverbs have wonderful stories about how they originated. This fable is a classic story from ancient China. It is said to be written by Lie Zi during the Warring States period and holds a great moral that is essential for all people seeking wisdom and knowledge.
两小儿辩日 (Liǎng xiǎo ér biàn ...


This catchy children’s song was written by Zhao Yingjun–and it is now a hit. It has become a very popular children’s song since it was sung by a lovely father(Jia Nai Liang) and daughter(Jia Yunxin), and is now often sung and loved by many children across China. The upbeat rhythm and cheerful lyrics make people ...


Do you know why cats always want to eat mice? Read the following story to find out!
Listen to the whole story:

Key Learning Points (Preview):
睡 (shuì): v. to sleep

吃 (chī): v. to eat

Hěn jiǔ yǐqián, māo hé lǎoshǔ jìshì línju, yòushì hǎo péngyou.
很    久 以前, 猫    和  老鼠  既是 邻居,又是   好     朋友。
Long time ago a cat and a mouse were neighbors and ...


乌鸦喝水(wūyā hē shuĭ) How did a Thirsty Crow Successfully Drink Water?
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Yìzhī 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.
Zhèshí, wūyā kànjiàn yígè píngzi. Píngzi lĭ yŏu shuĭ, kĕshì píngzi hĕn gāo, píngkŏu ...


A rabbit and a tortoise decide to hold a race competition, and the winner will win the ticket to the Forest Concert.
(Want to take part in a concert and listen to some beautiful songs.)
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         ...


化肥 (Huà féi) Fertilizer

Hēi huà féi fā huī, huī huà féi fā hēi.
黑    化  肥 发 灰,  灰  化   肥 发 黑。
Black fertilizers look gray, gray fertilizers look black.
Hēi huà féi fā hēi bù fā huī, huī huà féi fā huī bù fā hēi.
黑    化  肥 发 黑  不 发 灰, ...


大麦和小麦 (Dàmài hé xiăomài)The barley and the wheat

Dàmèi hé xiăomèi, yì qĭ qù shōu mài.
大妹    和  小妹, 一 起 去   收   麦。
The old sister and the young sister go to get wheat together.
Dàmèi gē xiăomài, xiăomèi gē dàmài.
大妹    割   小麦,  小妹     割   大麦。
The old sister cuts the ...


灰、龟、鬼(Huī,   guī,   guĭ)Ash, turtle, ghost

Yuăn wàng yì duī huī, huī shàng dūn gè guī, guī shàng dūn gè guĭ.
远        望  一  堆  灰,灰    上     蹲  个  龟,龟    上      蹲  个  鬼。
It is a pile of ash from distance where a turtle sits and a ghost sits on the ...


孩子和鞋子(Háizi hé xiézĭ) The child and the shoes

Háizi shì háizi,   xiézĭ shì xiézĭ,
孩子  是 孩子,鞋子 是  鞋子,
Child is child, shoes are shoes,
Háizi bú shì xiézĭ,    xiézĭ bú shì háizi.
孩子  不 是  鞋子,鞋子 不 是  孩子。
Child is not shoes, shoes are not child.
Shì háizi chuān xiézĭ,  bú shì xiézĭ chuān háizi.
是  孩子    穿 ...


长藤挂铜铃 (Cháng téng guà tóng líng) The Vine Hangs a Copper Bell

Qīngqīng shānshàng yī gēn téng, qīngténg dĭ xià guà tónglíng,
青  青          山 上      一  根   藤,  青 藤     底 下  挂    铜   铃,
On a green mountain grows a vine. Under the vine hangs ...


One of the most popular cartoons in China in 2009 is Pleasant Goat and Big Bad Wolf. It is about a goat family and a wolf family. The goat family fights smartly with the wolf family, and the wolves are not smart enough to gain advantage over the goats. The following ...


丑小鸭(Chǒu Xiăo Yā) The Ugly Duckling (Part I)

1. Zài yí gè shífēn měilì de dà chítáng biān, yǒu zhī mŭyā zhèngzài căocóng zhōng fū zhe dàn. Bùjiŭ, xiăo
在 一 个 十分 美丽  的  大  池塘    边,  有  只  母鸭      正在      草丛       中    孵  着  蛋。不久,小
yāzimen ...


Chū dōngmén, guò dà qiáo, dà qiáo dǐ xià yí shù zǎo,

出     东门,      过   大  桥, 大  桥   底 下 一  树  枣,

 

Going across the bridge after getting out of the eastern gate. There are a lot of dates on the tree.

Názhe gānzi qù dǎ zǎo, qīng de duō hóng de shǎo.
拿着    竿子  去  打 枣,    ...


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