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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.)
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春天 chūntiān spring
池塘 chítáng pond
蝌蚪 kēdǒu tadpole
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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