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Kids’ Chinese Story: 小猫钓鱼 Little Cat Goes Fishing (Beginner)

Dec. 2, 2015

小猫钓鱼 (Xiǎomāo diàoyú) Little Cat Goes Fishing (Beginner)

 

Key Learning Points (Preview):

飞机 (fēijī): n. plane

 

一心一意 (yìxīnyíyì): adj. focused

 

Yì tiān, xiǎo māo gēn māo māma qù diàoyú.
一 天, 小    猫    跟    猫    妈妈   去  钓鱼。
One day, a little cat goes fishing with his Mom.

 

Tāmen gāng zuò xià,  yì zhī qīngtíng fēi lái le.
 他们     刚    坐   下,一 只  蜻蜓     飞 来 了。
When they sit down, a dragonfly comes.

 

Xiǎo māo fàng xià yúgān jiù qù zhuō qīngtíng.
 小    猫     放    下  鱼竿   就  去  捉     蜻蜓。
Little cat puts down his fishing rod and chases the dragonfly.

 

Qīngtíng fēi zǒu le,  xiǎo māo méi zhuō zháo, kōng zhe shǒu huílái le.
 蜻蜓       飞  走  了,小    猫    没    捉     着,    空     着   手   回来 了。
But the dragonfly flies away, and little cat comes back empty-handed.

 

Zhèshí, māo māma diào le yì tiáo dà yú.
 这时, 猫     妈妈    钓  了一 条  大 鱼。
Just at this moment, his mom lands a big fish.

 

Xiǎo māo yòu zuòxia diàoyú, yì zhī húdié fēi lái le.
小     猫    又    坐下    钓鱼,一 只 蝴蝶 飞 来 了。
When the little cat sits down again and continues fishing, a butterfly comes.

 

Xiǎo māo yòu fàng xià yúgān qù zhuō húdié.
小     猫    又    放    下  鱼竿    去  捉     蝴蝶。
The little cat puts down the fishing rod again and chases it.

 

Húdié fēi zǒu le, xiǎo māo yòu méi zhuō zháo, kōng zhe shǒu huílái le.
蝴蝶   飞  走 了,小   猫     又    没   捉     着,  空     着    手    回来 了。
But the butterfly also flies away, the little cat comes back empty-handed.

 

Zhènghǎo, māo māma yòu diào le yì tiáo dà yú.
正好,        猫    妈妈    又   钓   了 一 条   大 鱼。
At this moment, his mom lands a big fish again.

 

Xiǎo māo shuō: "Wǒ zěnme yì tiáo yú yě diào bù zháo?"
小      猫    说:“  我   怎么   一 条   鱼 也  钓    不  着?”
The little cat says, "Why can’t I land even one fish?"

 

Māo māma kàn le kàn xiǎo māo, shuō: “diàoyú yào yìxīnyíyì,    nǐ yìhuǐr zhuō
 猫    妈妈    看 了  看   小    猫,  说:  “钓鱼  要 一心一意,你一会儿 捉
qīngtíng, yìhuǐr zhuō húdié,  zěnme néng diào dào yú ne?"
蜻蜓,   一会儿 捉    蝴蝶,怎么     能     钓    到  鱼 呢?”
Mom looks at the little cat and says, "You have to be focused when fishing. You chase dragonfly and butterfly now and then, how can you land a fish?”

 

Xiǎo māo tīng le māma de huà hěn nánwéiqíng, kāishǐ yìxīnyíyì de diàoyú.
小     猫    听   了 妈妈    的  话   很    难为情,   开始  一心一意地  钓鱼。
His mom's word makes the little cat feel ashamed, so he begins to focus on fishing.

 

Qīngtíng yòu fēi lái le,  húdié yě fēi lái le.
 蜻蜓       又   飞 来了,蝴蝶 也飞 来 了。
The dragonfly comes again, and then comes the butterfly.

 

Xiǎo māo jiù xiàng méi kànjiàn yíyàng, yí dòng yě méi dòng. 
小    猫    就   像      没   看见     一样, 一  动   也 没    动。
The little cat doesn't make any move, as if he has not seen them at all.

 

Bù yíhuǐr,     wa!   Yìtiáo dàyú! 

不 一会儿,哇! 一条 大鱼!
After a while, wow! A big fish!

 

Yú zài dìshang pīpīpāpā de luàn bèng, xiǎo māo gǎnjǐn zhuōzhù, gāoxìng de hǎn 
鱼  在  地上     噼噼啪啪 地  乱    蹦, 小    猫     赶紧    捉住,     高兴    地  喊
qǐlái: "Wǒ diào dào dàyú la,   wǒ diào dào dàyú la!"
起来:“我 钓  到  大鱼 啦, 我  钓    到   大鱼 啦!”
The little cat quickly catches the pit-a-pat jumping fish on the ground and shouts happily, “I landed a big fish, I landed a big fish!”

 

Key Learning Points:

飞机 (fēijī): n. plane

 

The Chinese character "飞" means fly and "机" means machine.

Example:

Bú yòng zuò fēijī qù zhōngguó, zài wǎng shàng jiù néng xué shàoér hànyǔ .

不  用     坐  飞机 去  中国,       在  网      上      就  能      学   少儿    汉语。
Kids can learn Chinese on Internet, rather than going to China by plane to study the Chinese language.

 

一心一意 (yìxīnyíyì): adj. focused

 

The Chinese character "心" means heart and "意" means mind. "一" means one and it is a polyphone which you can pronounce it in the first tone, the second tone and the fourth tone, depending on the tone of the following word.

Example:

Yào yìxīnyíyì de xué hànyǔ.
要  一心一意 地 学   汉语。
We should focus on learning Chinese.

 

Vocabulary of Kids Chinese:

猫 (māo): n. cat

 

蜻蜓 (qīngtíng): n. dragonfly

 

蝴蝶 (húdié): n. butterfly

 

鱼 (): n. fish

 

河 (): n. river

 

Related Chinese storys for kids:

狼来了(Láng Lái Le) The Wolf Is Coming

乌鸦和狐狸(Wūyā Hé Húli) The Crow and the Fox

小马过河(Xiăomă Guòhé) A Little Horse Crosses a River (Part I)

 

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Comments

These stories are just fantastic to learn Chinese. I would like to much more to study.

Hi Dinalberto Rocha. I’m so glad that you like these stories, we will have more interesting posts, you can pay attention to our website. Hope it can help.

The Chinese character 难 means difficult, 为means for and 情 means emotion. E.g. 他对自己的行为感到难为情. He felt ashamed of his behavior. The word 难为情 does not often appears in Kids Chinese because it is quite difficult. As to the second question, yes, you are right, or you can say river side.

I have a question related to this Kids Chinese story. 河means river, then does 河边 means river bank?

It’s really practical kids Chinese materials; my daughter loves this story very much. But we are not able to understand 难为情, how is it used?

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