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Chinese Nursery Rhyme – 识颜色 (Shí yánsè) About Colors

Apr. 21, 2015

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 wear their new clothes,

Dàqiézi zǐdùpí,
大茄子 紫肚皮,
The big eggplants show their purple bellies,

Méitàn hēi dàhǎi lán,
煤炭     黑   大海  蓝,
The coal is black and the sea is blue,

Huángsède xiāngjiāo wèidào tián,
黄色的            香蕉       味道   甜,
The yellow bananas taste sweet,

Xiǎoyáng miēmiējiào,
小羊           咩咩叫,
The lambs bleat,

Báiyún duǒduǒfēi,
白云       朵朵飞,
The white clouds float in the sky,

Chì chéng huáng lǜ qīng lán zǐ,
赤     橙       黄    绿  青   蓝 紫,
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple,

Wǔguāngshísè duōme měi.
五光十色             多么   美。
The colorful world is so beautiful.

Vocabulary

1. 咪咪笑(mīmīxiào) v. beam with smiles

Lǎoshī yí kàndào wǒmen jiù mīmīxiào
老师   一   看到      我们  就   咪咪笑。
The teacher beams with smiles when she sees us.

2. 红旗(hóngqí) adj. red flag

Hóngqí zài fēngzhōng piāoyáng
红旗     在      风中        飘扬。
Red flags are waving in the wind.

3. 煤炭(méitàn) n. coal

Huǒchē bǎ méitàn cóng dàshān yùndào chéngshì
火车      把  煤炭      从    大山     运到       城市。
Trains transport the coal from the mountain to city.

4. 五光十色(wǔguāngshísè) adj. colorful

Bówùguǎn lǐde bǎoshí wǔguāngshísè, měilì  jí  le
博物馆      里的  宝石      五光十色,  美丽 极 了!
The gems in the museum are colorful and beautiful!

Exercises

1. What’s the meaning of “咪咪笑(mīmīxiào)”?

A. Lightly chuckle.
B. Burst into laughter.
C. Beam with smiles.

2. What is shown in the picture?

A. 红旗(hóngqí)
B. 煤炭(méitàn)
C. 贝壳(bèiké)

3. If we say the neon lights are五光十色(wǔguāngshísè), we mean the lights are ____.

A. Green
B. Red
C. Coloful

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