1000 Chinese Foundation Characters by Y. C. James Yen (et al.)

平民千字课

Public Domain Text (⇒) created by Y.C. James Yen, Daniel C. Fu et al.

Book I / Book II / Book III / Book IV  / Introduction & Links

Name (of person or place)  —  Title (of novel, song etc.)
【New Characters;New Words/Compounds】


Book I

I.1 《手》
一人二手,二人四手,三人六手,四人八手 五人十手。
【人、手、一、二、三、四、五、六、八、十】

I.2 《分西瓜》
西瓜七个,又八个,又九个,共二十四个。三人公分,每人八个。【七、九、分、西、瓜、个、又、共、公、每;西瓜、二十、二十四、每人】 Continue reading

Three Girls Who Went To A Boys’ School

Once more something from Archive.org, presented without comment. Footnotes are from the text, not by me.
Archive.org
Chinese fables and folk stories by Davis, Mary Hayes; Chow-Leung (ca1908)

(I don’t know what the names [Lily, Beauty, Moon] would be in Chinese, nor about “Qui-Chu”. If I can find out, or somone is kind enough to tell me, I’ll add them at the end of post.)


THREE GIRLS WHO WENT TO A BOYS’ SCHOOL
名符其行
[名符其行]
Míng fù qí xíng
(Names fitting their conduct)

Chinese Fables_Three Girls Who Went To A Boys School


THREE GIRLS WHO WENT TO A BOYS’ SCHOOL
名符其行

There were thirty-five scholars in the school at Qui-Chu, and three were girls. The boys played by themselves and the three girls played together.

One day the teacher said to his mother, “I think I shall have the girls dress in boys’ clothes next year, if they come to school.” Continue reading