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The Little Tadpoles in Search of Their Mother
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ID: 1682 Intermediate
It's a story that all Chinese children know: the story of the little tadpoles looking for their mother. Follow along on this epic journey and pick up a nice stack of measure words while you're at it. (For extra credit, you'll also be asked to make "the frog noise" the Chinese way.)
Mon May 30 2011 | Dilu, John
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|从来没||cónglái méi||never before|
chūntiān lái le 。
Spring had arrived.
chítáng lǐ yǒu hěn duō kě\'ài de xiǎokēdǒu 。
and there were lots of cute little tadpoles in a pond.
xiǎokēdǒu cónglái méi jiàn guo zìjǐ de māma ，suǒyǐ tāmen xiǎng qù zhǎo māma 。
The tadpoles had never met their mother before, and so they wanted to go out and find her.
yā māma gàosu tāmen ：“nǐmen de māma yǒu liǎng zhī dà yǎnjing ，yī zhāng dà zuǐba 。”
A mother duck said to them, "Your mother has two eyes and one big mouth."
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