Chinese Children Rhyme: 弯弯的月亮 crescent Moon

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih

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大家猜个谜语:“有时落在山腰,有时挂在树梢。有时像个圆盘,有时像把镰刀。”

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叶圣陶 词 胡汉娟 曲

好句子的美图_弯弯的月亮小小的船,小小的船儿两头尖,我在小小的船上坐,只看见闪闪的星星蓝蓝的天……,大家都应该还记得这首童谣吧!没错,这首童谣就是形容我们美丽的月亮的。

弯弯的月儿小小的船。

小小的船儿两头尖。

我在小小的船里坐,

只看见闪闪的星星蓝蓝的天。


  xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán
【 小   小       的 船 】

wān wān  de  yuè  ér  xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán
弯      弯        的    月   儿 小      小     的 船 。

xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán  ér  liǎng tóu  jiān
小     小       的         船    儿       两    头   尖 。

  zài  xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán    zuò
我    在     小    小     的      船     里   坐 ,

zhī  kàn jiàn  shǎn shǎn  de  xīng xing  lán lán  de  tiān
只      看    见      闪     闪      的     星     星     蓝     蓝    的   天 。

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Vocabulary List 生词

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 小小 xiǎo xiǎo very small; very few; very minor
2 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)
3 chuán boat; vessel; ship; Classifiers:
4 弯弯 彎彎 wān wān 弯:to bent; bent
5 yuè moon; month; monthly; Classifiers:
6 ér son
7 两头 兩頭 liǎng tóu both ends; both parties to a deal
8 jiān point (of needle); sharp; shrewd; pointed
9 I; me; my
10 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
11 lining; interior; inside; internal; also written ; li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township levels; li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township levels
12 zuò surname Zuo; to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; variant of
13 zhī classifier for birds and certain animals, one of a pair, some utensils, vessels etc
14 看见 看見 kàn jiàn to see; to catch sight of
15 闪闪 閃閃 shǎn shǎn flickering; sparkling; glistening; glittering
16 星星 xīng xing star in the sky
17 蓝蓝 藍藍 lán lán
18 tiān day; sky; heaven

wān wān  de  yuè liang
弯弯 的 月亮 ( Longer Version )
A Crescent Moon

wān wān  de  yuè liang  xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán
◆ 弯    弯      的    月    亮       小       小       的      船 ,
Curved moon , small boat

xiǎo  xiǎo  de  chuán  ér  liǎng tóu  jiān
小       小       的         船  儿        两       头     尖 。
small boat with sharp ends .

  zuò  zài  chuán shàng  tái tóu  kàn
我    坐    在       船     上         抬    头    看 ,
I sit on the boat , looking up ,

zhī  kàn jiàn  shǎn shǎn  de  xīng xing  lán lán  de  tiān
只     看   见            闪     闪     的        星   星       蓝   蓝     的   天 。
I see shining stars and the blue sky .

wān wān  de  yuè liang  xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán
弯   弯  的        月   亮            小   小      的       船 ,
Curved moon , small boat ,

xiǎo xiǎo  de  chuán  ér  liǎng tóu  jiān
小    小    的         船   儿        两     头     尖 。
small boat with sharp ends .

  zuò  zài  chuán shàng  wǎng  xià  kàn
我   坐    在           船 上              往    下      看 ,

I sit on the boat , looking down ,

zhī  kàn jiàn  yuán  yuán  de  qiú  tíng  de  zhuàn
只       看  见          圆    圆     的     地   球    不  停   地     转 。
I see the round Earth , spinning non-stop .

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 弯弯 彎彎 wānwān Bent; curved
2 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)
3 月亮 yuèliang the moon
4 小小 xiǎoxiǎo very small; very few; very minor
5 chuán boat; vessel; ship; Classifiers:
6 ér child; son
7 两头 兩頭 liǎng tóu both ends; both parties to a deal
8 jiān point (of needle); sharp; shrewd; pointed
9 I; me; my
10 zuò surname Zuo; to sit; to take a seat; to take (a bus, airplane etc); to bear fruit; variant of
11 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
12 船上 chuánshàng aboard
13 抬头 抬頭 tái tóu to raise one’s head; to gain ground; account name, or space for writing the name on checks, bills etc
14 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)
15 zhǐ only; merely; just; but; grain that has begun to ripen; variant of
16 看见 看見 kàn jiàn to see; to catch sight of
17 闪闪 閃閃 shǎnshǎn flickering; sparkling; glistening; glittering
18 星星 xīngxing star in the sky
19 蓝蓝 藍藍 lán lán
20 tiān day; sky; heaven
21 wǎng to go (in a direction); to; towards; (of a train) bound for; past; previous
22 xià down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc); measure word to show the frequency of an action
23 yuán circle; round; circular; spherical; (of the moon) full; unit of Chinese currency (Yuan); tactful; to justify
24 地球 qiú the earth; Classifiers:
25 不停 tíng incessant
26 de -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
27 zhuàn to revolve; to turn; to circle about; to walk about; classifier for revolutions (per minute etc): revs, rpm; classifier for repeated actions

Longer Version

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Quizlet for Xiao Xiao de Chuan 小小的船

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