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Kids’ Chinese Story: How did a Thirsty Crow Drink Water? (Beginner)

Jun. 24, 2010

Kids Chinese Story: 乌鸦喝水 (Wūyā hēshuĭ) How did a Thirsty Crow Successfully Drink Water?

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):

乌鸦 (wūyā): n crow

 

渴 (): adj thirsty & 喝 (): v to drink

 

Yì zhī 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.
这时, 乌鸦   看见     一个 瓶子, 瓶子  里 有   水。

 

At this point, the crow saw a bottle with water.

Kĕ shì píngzi hĕn gāo, píngkŏu hĕn xiăo, lĭbiān de shuĭ yòu shăo, tā hē bù zháo.  
可 是 瓶子   很    高, 瓶口     很    小, 里边    的 水    又    少,它 喝 不 着。

 

But the bottle was too tall with a small opening and there was only a little water in it. The crow could not get to the water.

Zĕnme bàn ne?
怎么      办 呢?

 

What could he do?

Wūyā kànjiàn pángbiān yŏu hĕnduō xiăo shízĭ, tā xiăng le xiăng, yŏu bànfă le!
乌鸦   看见          旁边      有    很多     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.
乌鸦   把 小石 子   一 个 个 叼  起来,放 到   瓶子  里。

 

The crow held the stones in mouth one by one and then put them in the bottle.

Píngzi lĭ de shuĭ mànmàn shēnggāo, wūyā jiù hē zháo shuĭ le.
瓶子    里的 水     慢慢          升高, 乌鸦   就 喝 着     水 了。

 

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 can learn from the crow and manage to find a solution to overcome difficulties.

 

Key Learning Points:

乌鸦 (wūyā): n crow

 

Example:

Zhè zhŏng niăo de míngzi jiào wūyā.
这   种          鸟    的  名字   叫   乌鸦。

 

This kind of bird is called crow.

渴 (kĕ): adj thirsty & 喝 (hē): v to drink

 

Example:

Wŏ hĕn kĕ, xiăng hēshuĭ.
我 很     渴,想      喝水。

 

I'm very thirsty and I want to drink water.

 

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The antonym of 饿 is 饱, which means full. You can say: 我不饿,中午吃的很饱. My kids have taken kids Chinese lessons online for a while now and they think it’s pretty cool.

I heard about this kids Chinese story before and I know that “hungry” means 饿 in Chinese, but do you know the antonym of 饿?

My son loves this kids Chinese story! Now he wants to know how to express “hungry” in Chinese.

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