Chinese Stories - Mini & Funny | For intermediate or above

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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 33 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

We will read funny Chinese short stories, learn useful words and help you improve your listening.

It will be updated monthly.

What are the requirements?

  • Elementary or above

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read more Chinese characters
  • Enjoy Chinese learning

What is the target audience?

  • For elementary or above Chinese learners
  • For the students who can read basic Chinese characters and want to read and listen Chinese stories.

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Curriculum

Section 1: The First Season
04:38

Downloadable pdf with Chinese/Pinyin/English version and key words is attached. Please check it. After completing the lecture, you can take the quiz to check if understood this story.  

(Pinyin version & English translation)

Pinyin:

Qīzi zhèngzài chúfáng zuò cài.

Zhàngfū zài tā pángbiān yīzhí láo dāo:“Màn diǎn er, xiǎoxīn! Huǒ tài dàle. Gǎnkuài bǎ yú fān guòlái, yóu fàng tài duōle!”

Qīzi rěn bù zhù bàoyuàn shuō:“Wǒ  zhīdào zěnme zuò cài.”

Zhè shí zhàngfū píngjìng de huídá:“Wǒ zhǐshì yào ràng nǐ zhīdào, wǒ zài kāichē shí, nǐ zài pángbiān láo dāo, wǒ shì shénme gǎnjué …”

English translation by Google Translate:

The wife was cooking in the kitchen.The husband has been nagging beside her: “a little slow, careful with fire, turn over the fish quickly and you put too much oil!”His wife could not help but complained: “I know how to cook.”Then the husband calmly replied: “I just want you to know that what I feel when you’s nagging beside me in the car.”

2 questions
  1. 妻子 qī zǐ wife

  2. 厨房 chú fáng kitchen

  3. 丈夫 zhàng fu husband

  4. 唠叨 lāo dao snag

  5. 赶快 gǎn kuài hurry up

  6. 翻 fān turn over

  7. 忍不住 rěn bú zhù can’t help doing

  8. 抱怨 bào yuàn complain

  9. 平静地 píngjìng de claimly

  10. 感觉 gǎn jué to feel; feelin
03:57

Downloadable pdf with Chinese/Pinyin/English version and key words is attached. Please check it. After completing the lecture, you can take the quiz to check if understood this story.  

(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

Měishù kè jiéshùle, lǎoshī bǎ tóngxué dì měishù běn yī běn běndì shōu shànglái.

Kāng kāng zài jiāo měishù běn shí duì lǎoshī shuō:”Lǎoshī, qǐng bié bǎ wǒ de běnzi fàng zài zuì xiàmiàn.”

Lǎoshī qíguài de wèn:”Wèishéme?”

“Yīnwèi wǒ huà de shì jīdàn, fàng zài xiàmiàn huì yā suì de.”

English translation by Google Translate:

Art class ended, the teacher collected the students painting exercise books (class work).Kangkang delivered her work and said to teacher: “Teacher, please do not take my book on the bottom.”Teacher surprised, and asked: “Why?””Because I was painting eggs on my exercise book. If it’s in the bottom, the eggs will be crushed.”

2 questions

Words

  1. 美术 Měi shù art; painting

  2. 美术本 Měishù běn painting exercise book

  3. 交 Jiāo hand over

  4. 下面 Xià miàn underneath

  5. 奇怪地 Qí guài curiously; strange

  6. 鸡蛋 Jī dàn egg

  7. 压碎 Yā suì crush; squash
05:12

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(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

Zuótiān, tàitài ràng wǒ péi tā qù mǎi yīshuāng wàzi. Jìnle shāngdiàn, tā xiān qù kàn màozi, juédé yǒu gè màozi hěn kě’ài, jiù mǎile yīgè. Ránhòu tā yòu mǎile yītiáo kùzi, yī jiàn chènshān, bǎ tā shēnshang dài de qián quán huā wán hòu wǒmen jiù huí jiāle. Huí jiā yǐhòu, wǒ chījīng de fāxiàn, méiyǒu mǎi wàzi!

English translation by Google translate:

Yesterday, my wife let me with her to buy a pair of socks. Went into the shop, her first look at the hat, felt hat is very cute, bought one. Then she bought a pair of pants, a shirt, put her body with all the money to spend after we went home. After coming home, I was surprised to find that we did not buy socks!

2 questions

Words:

1. 太太 tàitai wife

2. 陪 péi accompany

3. 袜子 wà zi socks

4. 商店 shāng diàn shop

5. 帽子 màozi hat

6. 可爱 kě ài cute

7. 裤子 kù zi trousers; pants

8. 衬衫 chèn shān shirt

9. 花 huā to spend

10. 吃惊 chī jīng surprised

11. 竟然 jìng rán unexpectly

12. 计划 jì huà to plan; plan

04:48

Downloadable pdf with Chinese/Pinyin/English version and key words is attached. Please check it. After completing the lecture, you can take the quiz to check if understood this story.  

(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

Yī liàng zuò mǎn chéngkè de gōnggòng qìchē yánzhe xiàpōlù hěn kuài dì qiánjìnzhe.

Yǒuyīgèrén zài hòumiàn jǐn jǐn zhuīzhe zhè liàng chēzi.

Yī gè chéngkè cóng chē chuāng zhōng shēn chūtóu duì zhuī chēzi de rén shuō:“Lǎoxiōng! Suàn la, nǐ zhuī bù shàng de!”

“Wǒ bìxū zhuī shàng tā,” zhè réndà jiàozhe shuō:“Wǒ shì zhè liàng chē de sījī!”

English translation by Google Translate:

A bus filled with passengers along the downhill quickly move forward.A man chasing closely behind this bus. A passenger looked out from the window and said to the man chasing the bus: “Dude Forget it, you can not catch it!” “I have to catch up with it,” This man shouted: “I am the driver of the car!”

2 questions

Words:

1. 乘客 chéng kè passenger

2. 下坡路 xià pō lù downhill path

3. 前进 qián jìn go forward

4. 追 zhuī chase

5. 伸出头 shēn chū tóu head over (out)

6. 老兄 lǎo xiōng man, buddy

7. 算啦 suàn la forget it

8. 司机 sī jī drive

05:09

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(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

Xiǎomíng xǐzǎo shí bù xiǎoxīn tūn xiàle yī xiǎo kuài féizào, tā de māmā huāng huāngzhāng zhāng de dǎ diànhuà gěi yīshēng qiúzhù.

Yīshēng shuō:“Wǒ xiànzài hái yǒu jǐ gè bìngrén zài, kěnéng yào bàn xiǎoshí hòu cáinéng gǎn guòqù.”

Xiǎomíng de māmā shuō:“Zài nǐ lái zhīqián, wǒ gāi zuò shénme?”

Yīshēng shuō:“Gěi xiǎomíng hè yībēi báikāishuǐ, ránhòu yònglì tiào yī tiào, nǐ jiù kěyǐ ràng xiǎomíng yòng zuǐbā chuī pào pào xiāomó shíjiānle.”

English translation by Google Translate

Xiao Ming accidentally swallowed a small piece of soap while bathing, his mother frantically called the doctor for help.The doctor said: “I still have a few patients, I may go there after half hour.”Xiao Ming’s mother said: “Before you come, what should I do?”The doctor said: “ask Xiao Ming to drink a glass of water, and then jump jump, you can let Xiaoming mouths blowing bubbles to spend time.”

2 questions

Words:

1. 洗澡 Xí zǎo take a shower/bath

2. 吞 Tūn swallow

3. 肥皂 Féi zào soap

4. 慌慌张张 Huānghuāng zhāngzhāng in a flurry

5. 白开水 Bái kāishuǐ plain boiled water

6. 嘴巴 Zuǐ bā mouth

7. 吹泡泡 Chuī pàopao blow bubbles

8. 消磨时间 Xiāomó shíjiān pass time; kill tim

02:53

Downloadable pdf with Chinese/Pinyin/English version and key words is attached. Please check it. After completing the lecture, you can take the quiz to check if understood this story.  

(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

“Māmā, rén zhēn de shì cóng hóuzi biàn lái de ma?”

“Shì de.”

“Ó, guàibùdé hóuzi yuè lái yuè shǎole.”

English translation by Google Translate

“Mommy, people really change from monkeys to do?”

“Yes.”

“Oh, no wonder the monkeys become less and less.”

2 questions

Words:

1. 猴子 Hóuzi monkey

2. 变 Biàn change

3. 怪不得 Guài bu de no wonder

4. 越来越 Yuè lái yuè more and more

5. 少 Shǎo few

Section 2: The Second Season
03:15

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2 questions

Words:

1. 蘑菇 Mó gū mushroom

2. 长 Zhǎng grow

3. 湿 shī wet; humid

4. 怪不得 Guài bu de no wonder

5. 伞 Sǎn umbrella

6. 形状 Xíng zhuàng shape

03:20

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(Pinyin version & English translatiton)

Pinyin:

Bàba zébèi érzi:“Línjū lǎo zhāng hěn bù gāoxìng, yīnwèi nǐ yī quán dǎ huàile tā érzi de yǎnjīng. Nǐ shuō nà shì yìwài, shì zhēn de ma?”

“Dāngrán shì zhēn de,” érzi shuō:“Wǒ běnlái xiǎng dǎ tā de bízi.”

English translation by Google Translate:

Father blamed his son: "Our neighbors Mr. Zhang is very unhappy, because you punch broke his son's eyes, you said it was an accident, is it true.?""Of course," his son said: "I originally wanted to hit him on the nose."

2 questions

Words:

1. 责备 zé bèi to belame

2. 老张 lǎo zhāng A middle-aged perpon whoes surname is Zhang

3. 一拳 yì quán a punch

4. 打坏 dǎ huàn broken

5. 眼睛 yǎn jīng eyes

6. 意外 yì wài accident

7. 本来 běn lái originally

8. 鼻子 bí zǐ nose

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Instructor Biography

Min Xiao, Mandarin Chinese teacher, Language Education Entrepreneur

My name is Xiao Min. I am a Mandarin Chinese teacher with over 5000 hours of teaching. I have an MA in Linguistics from Renmin University of China.

I am also the founder of the XM MANDARIN and am passionate about teaching Chinese online. 

XM Mandarin is committed to supplying a better learning experience over the Internet. We teach Chinese through videos and online tutoring. 

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