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Elementary reading -1 从前 Once upon a time

Andrea Wang 10th March 2017

从前,有座山。山里有个庙。庙里有两个和尚。老和尚对小和尚说:

“从前,有座山。山里有个庙。庙里有两个和尚。老和尚对小和尚说:“从前,……””。


Pinyin:

Cóng qián ,yǒu zuò shān 。Shān lǐ yǒu gè miào 。Miào lǐ yǒu liǎng gè hé shàng 。Lǎo hé shàng duì xiǎo hé shàng shuō :

“Cóng qián ,yǒu zuò shān 。Shān lǐ yǒu gè miào 。Miào lǐ yǒu liǎng gè hé shàng 。Lǎo hé shàng duì xiǎo hé shàng shuō :“Cóng qián ,……””。


English translation:

Once upon a time, there is a mountain. There's a temple in the mountain. There are two monks in the temple. The old monk said to the little monk: 

"Once upon a time, there is a mountain. There's a temple in the mountain. There are two monks in the temple. The old monk said to the little monk: "Once upon a time,…""。

What are others saying?

Damon Skinner 27 March 2017, 15:35 (GMT+8)

Interesting. Any background to the story or thoughts on its meaning?

Andrea Wang 27 March 2017, 16:32 (GMT+8)

My parents told me this story when I was young, and I still remember it now, and tell it to my son, it's so easy to remember and interesting to tell, there are a few stories about monks in traditional Chinese culture, and temples are also very important in our culture. 

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