Children Story-The pony crossed the river-xiao ma guo he 小马过河
Do you want to learn Chinese through stories? Today we will learn a story about the pony crossed the river. Have you heard before? Let's get started.
An old horse and a pony live in the stable.
mǎ jiù lǐ zhù zhe yì pǐ lǎo mǎ hé yì pǐ xiǎo mǎ.
One day, the old horse said to the little horse, "You have grown up. Can you help your mother?"
yì tiān, lǎo mǎ duì xiǎo mǎ shuō: "nǐ yǐ jīnɡ zhǎnɡ dà le, nǐ nénɡ bānɡ zhù nǐ mā mɑ mɑ?"
The little horse said, "Why not? I'm willing to help you."
xiǎo mǎ shuō: "wèi shén me bú? wǒ yuàn yì bānɡ zhù nǐ."
The old horse said happily, "That's good. Take this half bag of wheat to the mill."
lǎo mǎ ɡāo xìnɡ dì shuō:" tài hǎo le ! bǎ zhè bàn dài xiǎo mài dài dào mò fánɡ qù.
The pony picked up the wheat and ran quickly to the mill.
xiǎo mǎ jiǎn qǐ mài zi, xùn sù pǎo xiànɡ mò fánɡ.
Running, a small river blocked the way.
yì tiáo xiǎo hé bēn liú zhe dǎnɡ zhù le lù.
The pony was in a dilemma and thought: Can I go there? If my mother is around, ask her what to do!
xiǎo mǎ zuǒ yòu wéi nán, xīn xiǎnɡ: "wǒ nénɡ qù nà lǐ mɑ? rú ɡuǒ wǒ mā mɑ zài shēn biān, wèn tā ɡāi zěn me bàn."
He looked around and saw an old cow grazing by the river.
tā huán ɡù sì zhōu, kàn dào yì tóu lǎo niú zài hé biān chī cǎo.
The pony ran over and asked, "Uncle Cattle, please tell me if I can cross this river."
xiǎo mǎ pǎo ɡuò lái wèn: "niú shū shu, qǐnɡ ɡào su wǒ wǒ nénɡ bu nénɡ dù ɡuò zhè tiáo hé."
The pony listened to the words of Lao Cattle and immediately ran to the river to prepare for crossing.
xiǎo mǎ tīnɡ le lǎo niú de huà, lì jí pǎo dào hé biān zhǔn bèi ɡuò hé.
Suddenly, a squirrel jumped down from the tree and stopped him and shouted: "Don't cross the river, pony, the river will drown you!"
tū rán, yì zhī sōnɡ shǔ cónɡ shù shànɡ tiào xià lái, lán zhù le tā, hǎn dào:" xiǎo mǎ, bié ɡuò hé, hé shuǐ huì bǎ nǐ yān sǐ de."
The pony asked in surprise: "Is the water very deep?"
xiǎo mǎ jīnɡ yà dì wèn: "shuǐ hěn shēn mɑ?"
The squirrel said seriously: "It's very deep! Yesterday, one of my partners fell into this river and drowned!"
sōnɡ shǔ yán sù dì shuō:" hěn shēn! zuó tiān, wǒ de yí ɡè huǒ bàn diào jìn zhè tiáo hé lǐ yān sǐ le."
The pony stopped at once and didn't know what to do.
xiǎo mǎ lì kè tínɡ le xià lái, bù zhī dào ɡāi zěn me bàn.
He sighed and said, "Alas! I'd better go home and ask my mother!"
tā tàn le kǒu qì shuō:" āi! wǒ zuì hǎo huí jiā wèn wèn mā mɑ."
The pony wagged its tail and ran home.
xiǎo mǎ yáo zhe wěi bɑ pǎo huí jiā.
His mother asked, "Why did he come back?"
xiǎo mǎ mā mɑ wèn: "tā wèi shén me huí lái？”
The pony said shyly, "A river is blocking me. I... I can't cross it."
xiǎo mǎ hài xiū dì shuō:" yì tiáo hé dǎnɡ zhù le wǒ. wǒ … … wǒ ɡuò bú qù."
His mother said, "Isn't that river very shallow?"
xiǎo mǎ mā mɑ shuō:" nà tiáo hé bú shì hěn qiǎn mɑ?"
The pony said, "Yes! Uncle Cattle also said so.
xiǎo mǎ shuō:" shì de! niú shū shu yě zhè me shuō."
But the squirrel said that the river was very deep and drowned his partner!"
"dàn sōnɡ shǔ shuō zhè tiáo hé hěn shēn, yān sǐ le tā de huǒ bàn ."
His mother said, "So is the river deep or shallow? Have you thought about what they said carefully?"
mā mɑ shuō:" nà me zhè tiáo hé shì shēn hái shì qiǎn? nǐ zǐ xì kǎo lǜ ɡuò tā men shuō de huà mɑ?"
The pony lowered his head, said: "Never... never thought about it."
xiǎo mǎ dī xià tou shuō:" cónɡ lái méi yǒu … … cónɡ lái méi yǒu xiǎnɡ ɡuò."
Mother kindly said to the pony: "My son, just listen to others, don't use your brain, don't try.
mā mɑ qīn qiè dì duì xiǎo mǎ shuō:" wǒ de ér zi, tīnɡ bié rén shuō, bú yào dònɡ nǎo, bú yào chánɡ shì.
The river is deep or shallow, you will understand if you try."
zhè tiáo hé hěn shēn huò hěn qiǎn, rú ɡuǒ nǐ chánɡ shì, nǐ huì lí jiě de.
The pony ran to the river, and just raised his front hoof, the squirrel shouted again: "Why, you don't want to die!"
xiǎo mǎ pǎo dào hé biān, ɡānɡ tái qǐ qián tí, sōnɡ shǔ yòu hǎn dào:" wèi shén me? nǐ bù xiǎnɡ sǐ."
The pony said: "Let me try."
xiǎo mǎ shuō:" rànɡ wǒ shì shì kàn."
He went down the river and crossed it carefully.
tā xià le hé, xiǎo xīn yì yì dì kuà ɡuò le hé.
It turned out that the river was neither as shallow as Lao Cattle said nor as deep as the squirrel said.
yuán lái, zhè tiáo hé jì méi yǒu lǎo niú shuō de nà me qiǎn, yě méi yǒu sōnɡ shǔ shuō de nà me shēn.
The story of the pony crossed the river-xiao ma guo he, tells us that whatever things is, we need to experience with ourselves, not just hear about what other people said.
xiǎo mǎ ɡuò hé de ɡù shi ɡào su wǒ men, wú lùn fā shēnɡ shén me shì qínɡ, wǒ men dōu xū yào qīn shēn jīnɡ lì, ér bù jín jǐn shì tīnɡ bié rén shuō shén me.
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