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Kids’ Chinese Story: The Tortoise and the Hare

Nov. 29, 2010

The Race between the Hare and the Tortoise (Beginner) 龟兔赛跑

 

"The Hare and the Tortoise" is a remarkable story, well-known among both children and adults in China. It is great material in Chinese for kids to learn.

Listen to the whole story:

 

Wūguī pǎo báitù tiào,
乌龟     跑    白兔   跳,

 

The tortoise ran. The hare jumped.

chángcháng lù bǐsài pǎo.
长长             路 比赛   跑。

 

They were having a long distance race.

Xiǎo tùzi hěn jiāoào,
小   兔子 很     骄傲,

 

The hare was very proud of his speed,

bàn lùshang shuìzháo le.
半    路上        睡着      了。

 

and he slept midway through.

Xiǎo wūguī bùtíng pǎo,
小     乌龟   不停     跑,

 

But the tortoise kept running without stopping,

dào hòulái jìng xiāndào.
到    后来    竟    先到。

 

till he was the first to reach the finish line.

Xiǎo wūguī hāhā xiào,
小     乌龟    哈哈  笑,

 

In the end, the tortoise laughed happily,

xiǎo báitù xiū sǐle.
小    白兔  羞  死了。

 

and the hare felt very ashamed.

Vocabulary:

白兔(báitù) n. hare

 

乌龟(wūguī) n. tortoise

 

跑(pǎo) v. to run

 

骄傲(jiāoào) adj. proud

 

羞(xiū) adj. ashamed

 

Read the detailed information of the story:

龟兔赛跑 (guī tù sàipăo) The Race Competition between Rabbit and Tortoise

Chinese for kids—Learn how to say and write Chinese with songs:

身体部位歌 Body Song

娃哈哈 (Wá hā hā) Wa Ha Ha

数字歌 The Number Song

 

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