乌鸦喝水(wūyā hē shuĭ) How did a Thirsty Crow Successfully Drink Water?
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 hĕn xiăo, lĭbiān de
这时， 乌鸦 看见 一个 瓶子。 瓶子 里 有 水， 可是 瓶子 很 高， 瓶口 很 小，里边 的
shuĭ yòu shăo, tā hē bù zháo. Zĕnme bàn ne?
水 又 少， 它 喝 不 着。 怎么 办 呢 ?
At this point, the crow saw a bottle with water. But the bottle was high with a small opening and there was only a little water in it. The crow could not get to the water. What could he do?
Wūyā kànjiàn pángbiān yŏu xŭduō xiăo shízĭ, tā xiăng le xiăng, yŏu bànfă le!
乌鸦 看见 旁边 有 许多 小 石子,它 想 了 想， 有 办法 了！
The crow saw many little stones around him. He suddenly got an idea.
Wūyā bă xiăo shízĭ yí gè gè diāo qĭlái, fàng dào píngzi lĭ. Píngzi lĭ de shuĭ mànmàn shēnggāo, wūyā
乌鸦 把 小 石子 一 个 个 叼 起来，放 到 瓶子 里。 瓶子 里 的 水 慢慢 升高， 乌鸦
jiù hē zháo shuĭ le.
就 喝着 水 了。
The crow held the stones by his teeth one by one and then put them in the bottle. Gradually, the water rose and the crow could finally have a drink.
Now from the story, what do you think of the crow? When facing difficulties, you should learn from the crow and manage to find a solution to overcome difficulties.
1. 喝(hē) drink & 渴(kĕ) thirsty
Wŏ hĕn kĕ, xiăng hēshuĭ.
我 很 渴，想 喝 水。
I’m very thirsty and I want to drink water.
2. 乌(wū) black & 鸟(niăo) bird
Zhè zhŏng niăo de míngzi jiào wūyā.
这 种 鸟 的 名字 叫 乌鸦。
This kind of bird is called crow.