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How to Weigh an Elephant
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ID: 1758 Upper Intermediate
Chinese children grow up with a story about Cao Cao's son, Cao Chong, and his clever solution to the question of how to weigh an animal as enormous as an elephant. What's that? You've never heard the story? Tune in for a pleasant introduction to Chinese children's stories that have been passed down through the ages.
Tue Sep 13 2011 | Jenny, John
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|曹操||Cáo Cāo||Cao Cao (name)|
|曹冲||Cáo Chōng||Cao Chong (name)|
māma ，gěi wǒ jiǎng gùshi ba 。
Mom, tell me a story.
hǎo ，nà māma gěi nǐ jiǎng yī gè cōngming de xiǎoháir chēng dàxiàng de gùshi 。
OK. Mommy will tell you a story about a smart little child who weighed an elephant.
chēng dàxiàng ？
Weighed an elephant?
ng4 ，chēng yī tóu dàxiàng yǒu duō zhòng 。nǐ juéde yào zěnme chēng ？
Yep. He weighed an elephant to see how heavy it was. How do you think he weighed it?
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