Mandarin Stories


Why the Sun and Moon live in the Sky

Why the Sun and Moon live in the Sky

Language: English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Many years ago, the sun and water were great friends, and they both lived on the earth together. The sun often used to visit the water, but the water never returned the visits. At last the sun asked the water why he never visited. The water replied that the sun’s house was not big enough, … Continue reading Why the Sun and Moon live in the Sky

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The Magic Paint Brush

The Magic Paint Brush

Language: English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a young man called Ma Liang. He was poor and kind and liked drawing so much that he drew pictures everywhere. One night, he dreamed that an old man gave him a magic paintbrush and asked him to use it to help poor people. When he woke up, he found the magic paintbrush on his desk…

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Li and Gao

Li and Gao

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Li was a foolish neighbour. But one day, in the gambling house, Li won three hundred yuan…

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The Island of the Sun

The Island of the Sun

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

There was once a farmer who had two sons. The older son was selfish and greedy, while the younger son was kind and generous…

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The Story of Niu Lang and Zhi Nu

The Story of Niu Lang and Zhi Nu

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Niu Lang wasn’t always a simple cow herder. And Zhi Nu wasn’t always a cloud-weaver. Once upon a time they were both stars up in the night sky…

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The Story of the Dragon Boat Festival

The Story of the Dragon Boat Festival

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

A very long time ago, during a period known as the Zhou Dynasty, China was divided into seven warring kingdoms…

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The Lady Who Lives On The Moon

The Lady Who Lives On The Moon

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful warrior called Chang’e who was married to a brave and strong archer named Houyi…

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The Farmer and the Cow

The Farmer and the Cow

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Once upon a time, there was a farmer called Ah Niu.  Ah Niu was not a rich farmer but he was very happy…

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The Dragon of Kinabalu

The Dragon of Kinabalu

Language: Cantonese/English/Mandarin  Origin: China

Towards the end of the fourteenth century, China had begun to trade with many surrounding countries…

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