We hope you enjoy this small story from George Washington’s childhood. The Chinese reads very nicely and even though it is a short tale, there are many different characters and words to learn.

Key Words

乔治华盛顿 – George Washington. Used for both the name and the American state.

砍 – Cut/chop/hack. This is the for “to cut” usually used when the object being cut is something hard. You do not use this character for cutting hair or similar soft things.

到处 – Everywhere/at all places. 他到处在找你 meaning “He looked for you everywhere”.

George Washington and the cherry tree

(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)


Any thoughts?

Comment below and let us know what you think about this Chinese story. What new characters did you find?