Chinese Stories

Children’s Day Concert

A beginner's story with lots of useful words and simple sentence structures. Read through slowly and pronounce each character fully, it's vital to start slowly so you can start to develop your tones. To improve your pronunciation then you can listen to the voice recording underneath the text to help you. There are also some questions [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Beginner, Chinese Stories|2 Comments

Use your hands, not your eyes

Here is another story for beginners, featuring some nice easy sentences and words for us to learn. It is worth mentioning that the actual text has pinyin printed above it, but I feel that pinyin is too distracting for English speakers. Our eyes will always naturally gravitate towards the letters instead of looking at the [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Beginner, Chinese Stories|2 Comments

A fox and a tiger

This story is for children but feels slightly out of place with a beginner's classification as there are some phrases that are not often seen and a couple of useful idioms to be learnt.  There is a voice recording of this story which you should also listen to and some comprehension questions if you feel [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Chinese Stories|5 Comments

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Conversation

This is a conversation from one of the most famous Chinese films and one that most people have heard of - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. The name in Chinese is 卧虎藏龙 which is an idiom meaning "concealed talent". Let's look at some of the key words that come up not only in this conversation but the movie [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Chinese Stories|0 Comments

Interesting Weather

A beginners text written by a student in Grade 1. Has lots of nice, easy terminology that can be used immediately in your everyday life (providing you know someone who understand Chinese, otherwise you're going to sound pretty crazy). Let's begin by looking at some key words. As this is a beginner's text then the [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Beginner, Chinese Stories|0 Comments