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Elementary reading -1 从前 Once upon a time

waveChinese 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 was a mountain. There's a temple in the mountain. There were two monks in the temple. The old monk said to the little monk: 

"Once upon a time, there was a mountain. There's a temple in the mountain. There were 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

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

Andrea Wang 27 March 2017

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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