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Chinese Riddle: 我是谁?(Wǒ shì shuí?) Who am I?

Sep. 22, 2011

Key Learning Points (Preview):

跑 (pǎo): v. to run

 

有时候 (yǒushíhou): adv. sometimes

 

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Nǐmen zhīdào wǒ shì shuí ma?
你们      知道   我   是   谁   吗?

 

Do you know who am I?

Tàiyáng yì chūlái, wǒ jiù biànchéngle "qì",
太阳      一 出来,我 就  变成了    “汽”,

 

When the sun rises, I will be converted into vapor,

zài tiānshàng piāoláipiāoqù, rénmen jiào wǒ "yún."
在   天上         飘来飘去,      人们       叫   我“云”。

 

Sailing across the sky; people will call me "a cloud."

Zài tiānshàng, lěngfēng yì lái,
在    天上,       冷风      一 来,

 

High in the sky, when the wind comes,

wǒ jiù biànchéng xiǎo yǔzhū diào xià lái, rénmen jiào wǒ "yǔ."
我   就 变成         小      雨珠  掉    下  来,人们     叫  我“雨”。

 

I will fall down as little drops; people will call me "rain."

Dàole dōngtiān, wǒ yòu biànchéng yì duǒ duǒ xiǎohuā piāo xià lái, rénmen jiào wǒ "xuě."
到了    冬天,    我   又    变成         一  朵   朵    小花       飘    下 来,人们     叫   我“雪”。

 

When winter comes, I will drift down as little flowers; People will call me "snow."

Wǒ yǒushíhou ài zài húlǐ shuìjiào,
我   有时候      爱 在 湖里 睡觉,

 

Sometimes I like to sleep in the lake,

yǒushíhou ài zài hélǐ huānpǎo,
有时候       爱在  河里 欢跑,

 

Sometimes I run in the river,

yǒushíhou ài zài dàhái lǐ yòuchàng yòutiào. 
有时候      爱 在 大海 里又唱         又跳。

 

and sometimes I sing and dance in the ocean.

rénmen yìtiān dōu shǎobùliǎo wǒ.
人们        一天 都     少不了      我。

 

People can’t live without me even for a single day.

Dàjiā zhīdào wǒ shì shuí ma?
大家   知道   我   是   谁   吗?

 

Does anyone know who am I?

Good job! The answer is “风 (fēng)” Wind.

Key Learning Points:

跑 (pǎo): v. to run

 

Example:

Tā pǎode zhēn kuài!
他 跑得    真      快!

 

He runs so fast!

有时候 (yǒushíhou): adv. sometimes

 

Example:

Wǒ yǒushíhou huì zǒulù huíjiā, yǒushíhou huì qíchē huíjiā.
我   有时候       会   走路 回家,有时候        会    骑车 回家。

 

Sometimes I go home on foot and sometimes by bike.

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Comments

wind

water

You’re what we call 水..

water

dear maam i wana learn this language cn u give me a start 4m alphabets of chinese then 2 letter n 3 letter words. u just consider me as a child of 4 years 2 whom u teach.thankx

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