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Chinese Story: The Ant and the Dove (Beginner)

Mar. 23, 2016

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 看到    了,赶忙       将    叶子 丢 进  池塘。
A dove in a tree saw the ant. She quickly threw a leaf into the pond.

 

Mǎyǐ páshàng yèzi, piāodào le chíbiān, déjiù le.
蚂蚁    爬上    叶子,漂到   了  池边, 得救 了。
The ant climbed up onto the leaf, floated to the side of the pond, and was saved. 

 

Mǎyǐ  jìzhù le gēzi de jiùmìng zhī ēn.
蚂蚁  记住 了 鸽子的  救命    之 恩。
For saving his life, the ant always remembered the dove.

 

Guòle hěnjiǔ, lièren yòng qiāng miáozhǔn le shùshàng de gēzi,  dànshì gēzi
过了    很久,猎人   用     枪       瞄准       了   树上      的 鸽子,但是   鸽子
bù zhīdào.
不  知道。
One day, a hunter with a gun aimed at the dove on the tree, but the dove didn’t notice.

 

Mǎyǐ páshàng lièren de jiǎo, hěnhěn yǎole yìkǒu.
蚂蚁   爬上      猎人  的 脚, 狠狠     咬了  一口。
So the ant climbed up onto the hunter’s foot and gave him a nasty bite.

 

Lièren bèi yǎo tòng le,    jiù bǎ zǐdàn dǎ wāi le.
猎人    被  咬    痛   了,就 把 子弹   打  歪 了。
The hunter felt great pain, and he missed the shot.

 

Gēzi déjiù le,   mǎyǐ yě bàodá le gēzi de jiùmìng zhī ēn.
鸽子 得救了,蚂蚁 也  报答  了 鸽子的  救命    之 恩。
The dove was saved. The ant had repaid the dove’s kindness.

 

 

Key Learning Points:

蚂蚁 (mǎyǐ) n. ant

 

Example:

Dìshàng yǒu liǎngzhī xiǎo mǎyǐ.
地上       有     两只    小   蚂蚁。
There are two little ants on the ground.

 

咬 (yǎo) v. to bite

 

Example:

Dìdi yǎole yìkǒu píngguǒ.
弟弟 咬了 一口   苹果。
My little brother took a bite of his apple.

 

 

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Comments

GOOD STORY.
I LOVE IT

Hi Chee, I’m glad you like the posts we posted. We keep updating the posts, please feel free to check.

A GOOD STORY–TEACHING KIDS TO BE KIND AND ONE DAY IT WILL BE REPAID.
HAVE NOT HEARD OF THIS STORY AS A CHILD.
I LOVE IT VERY MUCH

Hi, Chee. I’m glad you like the article we posted. More interesting stories are on the way, please feel free to check.

I rlelay wish there were more articles like this on the web.

春天 (chūntiān) spring, 秋天 (qiūtiān) autumn, and 冬天 (dōngtiān) winter.

I noticed the word “夏天 (xiàtiān) summer” in this summer Chinese lesson. How do Chinese people usually say “autumn” in Mandarin?

I’m teaching my 8-year-old boy Chinese by myself, but I know just a little Mandarin. This year I plan to register him in the summer Chinese camp so that he can learn more everyday Chinese expressions. Will there also be more Chinese stories like this one about the dove and the ant?

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