Children’s Story: Does the Moon Follow us? 月亮会不会跟人走?

In Chinese only:

月亮会不会跟人走

一晚,方方问爸爸:” 我走, 月亮也走。月亮为什么跟人走?”

爸爸说:”月亮很高很远,人在哪儿都能看得见,你才会觉得月亮跟人走。”

方方高兴地说:”我有点儿明白了。”

爸爸,你看,月亮出来了!

真的,今天的月亮又大又亮!

爸爸,你看,我们走,月亮也在走;我们不走,月亮也不走,月亮为什么会跟我们走?

你看,月亮在哪儿?

在很高很远的地方。

它很高很远,你在哪儿都能看得见。

那月亮不是真的在跟我走吗?

对。月亮不是真的在跟我们走,是我们觉得它在走。

月亮会不会跟人走 (with translation)

Does the Moon Follow Us

一晚,方方问爸爸:” 我走, 月亮也走。月亮为什么跟人走?”

One night, Fangfang asks dad: ” When I walk, the moon follows. Why does the moon follow people?”

爸爸说:”月亮很高很远,人在哪儿都能看得见,你才会觉得月亮跟人走。”

Dad says: “The moon is very high and very far, people can see it wherever they are. So you feel like the moon is following you.”

方方高兴地说:”我有点儿明白了。”

Fangfang happily says: “I think I understand now.”

爸爸,你看,月亮出来了!

Dad, look! The moon is out again!

真的,今天的月亮又大又亮!

Yes, the moon is big and bright tonight!

爸爸,你看,我们走,月亮也在走;我们不走,月亮也不走,月亮为什么会跟我们走?

Dad, look! We walk, the moon moves too; we don’t walk, the moon doesn’t move either. Why does the moon follow us?

你看,月亮在哪儿?

Look, where is the moon?

在很高很远的地方。

It’s at a place very high and very far from us.

它很高很远,你在哪儿都能看得见。

It’s very high and very far, no matter where you are, you can always see it.

那月亮不是真的在跟我走吗?

So the moon isn’t really following me?

对。月亮不是真的在跟我们走,是我们觉得它在走。

Right. The moon isn’t really following us. We just feel like it is.

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月亮会不会跟人走 (with Pinyin & English)

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 月亮 yuèliang the moon
2 huì can; will
3 不会 不會 huì improbable; unlikely; will not (act, happen etc); not able; not having learned to do sth; (coll.) (Tw) don’t mention it; not at all
4 gēn heel; to follow closely; to go with; (of a woman) to marry sb; with; compared with; to; towards; and (joining two nouns)
5 rén man; person; people; Classifiers:
6 zǒu to walk; to go; to run; to move (of vehicle); to visit; to leave; to go away; to die (euph.); from; through; away (in compound verbs, such as 撤走 ); to change (shape, form, meaning)
7 one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; “one” radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
8 wǎn evening; night; late
9 方方

方方

fāngfāng

wèn

 name

ask

10 爸爸 ba (informal) father; Classifiers:
11 I; me; my
12 surname Ye; also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation
13 为什么 為什麼 wèishén me why?; for what reason?
14 shuō to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)
15 hěn (adverb of degree); quite; very; awfully
16 gāo surname Gao; high; tall; above average; loud; your (honorific)
17 yuǎn far; distant; remote; (intensifier in a comparison) by far; much (lower etc)
18 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
19 哪儿 哪兒 r where?; wherever; anywhere
20 dōu all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all
21 néng can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy
22 看得见 看得見 kàn jiàn can see; visible
23 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
24 cái ability; talent; sb of a certain type; a capable individual; only; only then; just now; a moment ago; just now; (indicating sth happening later than expected); (preceded by a clause of condition or reason) not until; (followed by a numerical clause) only
25 觉得 覺得 jué de to think; to feel
26 方方 fāngfāng
27 高兴 高興 gāo xìng happy; glad; willing (to do sth); in a cheerful mood
28 de -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
29 有点儿 有點兒 yǒu diǎnr slightly; a little; somewhat
30 明白 míng bai clear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize
31 le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
32 kàn to see; to look at; to read; to watch; to visit; to call on; to consider; to regard as; to look after; to treat (an illness); to depend on; to feel (that); (after verb) to give it a try; Watch out! (for a danger)
33 出来 出來 chū lái to come out; to appear; to arise
34 zhēn really; truly; indeed; real; true; genuine
35 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
36 今天 jīn tiān today; at the present; now
37 yòu (once) again; also; both… and…; and yet; (used for emphasis) anyway
38 big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father’s elder or younger brother
39 liàng bright; clear; resonant; to shine; to show; to reveal
40 我们 我們 men we; us; ourselves; our
41 (negative prefix); not; no

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