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Old-school cartoon (elementary)

Posted by dunderklumpen February 6, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: cartoon, elementary, character, listen, translate, movie, clip, vid, youtube, 70's, 80's, 70s, 80s

Hi!

I found a chinese old-school cartoon on youtube. It presents 36 characters formed with the pictographic method (象形字 xiang4xing2zi4, pictogram/ pictographic character). 象形字 is one of "the six methods" of forming Chinese characters. Read more on wikipedia.

I guess this is suitable for elementary and intermediate poddies.

Here is the cartoon. Try to listen first and see if you can figure out what the characters are. I'm am sure you already know the sound of some of them.
Down below are the characters, their pin1yin1 transcriptions and the english translations.
Thanks to zengguolai who uploaded the movie and submitted the characters on youtube :)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       三十六个字
san1 shi2 liu4 ge5 zi4
 thirtysix characters


01 日 ri4   sun
02 山 shan1  hill, mountain
03 水 shui3  water
04 林 lin2   grove, forest
05 木 mu4    tree, wood
06 鸟 niao3  bird
07 象 xiang4 eleph ant
08 草 cao3   grass
09 田 tian2  field, farmland
10 竹 zhu2   bamboo
11 马 ma3    horse
12 夫 fu1    man
13 刀 dao1   knife, sword
14 舟 zhou1  boat
15 鱼 yu2    fish
16 网 wang3  net
17 燕 yan4   swallow
18 云 yun2   cloud
19 雨 yu3    rain
20 伞 san3   umbrella
21 石 shi2   stone
22 火 huo3   fire
23 龟 gui1   turtle
24 鹿 lu4    deer
25 豕 shi3   hog
26 叟 sou3   old man
27 虎 hu3    tiger
28 弓 gong1  bow
29 舍 she4   house, residence
30 羊 yang2  sheep
31 花 hua1   flower
32 门 men2   door
33 犬 gou3   dog
34 子 zi3    son
35 女 nǚ3    woman
36 月 yue4   moon

 

Here are parts of the dialogue. The translations are sketchy. There are many blanks which you might want to help me fill in.


ni3 kan4. Look.

01 日 ri4    sun
02 山 shan1  hill, mountain
03 水 shui3  water

dongxi lai la. __?__

mu4, lin2. Tree, forest.

wo3 dong3 le5. hen3duo1 hen3duo1 shu4mu4 zai4 yi4qi3 jiu4 shi4 sen1lin2. I've got it! A lot of trees being together, makes a forest!
dui4! Right!
ni3 zai4 kan4! Look again!
xiao3 niao3r5. Small birds.
chi chi chi <---?? __?__

06 鸟 niao3  bird

xiang4. Elephant.
dui4. Right.

07 象 xiang4 elephant

ni3 shi4 zen3me5 ren chu1 lai2 de5 ne5? __?__

_ _ _ bi2zi5, si4 _ tui3. ___ nose, four legs.
dui4 ba. Right.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _, jiu2 shi2 zhei2 yang2 _ _ xaing4xing2zi4. __?__
_ _ shen2me5. __?__
cao3. Grass.

08 草 cao3   grass

wo3 lai2 xie3. Let me write. [i come write]
hao3 le5, lai2. Ok, continue.
_ _ xiang bu xiang nong ming _ _ zhong de tian2. ___ field.
_ _ la. __?__

09 田 tian2  field, farmland

zhe4ge5 zi4 nian4 zhu2, zhu2sen1 de5 zhu2. This character reads "zhu2" (bamboo). "zhu2" as in "zhu2sen1" (bamboo forest).

zhe4 shi4... This is...
...ma3. ...horse.

11 马 ma3    horse

fu1. Man.

12 夫 fu1    man

hai2zi5, wo3men5 yong4 xiang4xing2zi4 _ _ _ _ _ hao3 ma5? Let's use pictogram to ___ ok?
hao3 a! Ok!

ei, jia <---?? __?__

haha, mei2 shi4. Haha, never mind. [没事 mei2 shi4 no matter]

ta1 xiang3 guo4 he2. He wants to cross the river.
shi4 a, ke3shi4 mei2you3 _ fan2. Right. But that's no problem.
_ zen3me5ban4 _ ? What is there to do?
no. There you go.
dao1!........hehe, chuan2! Knife!.........hehe, boat!
bu4 dui4, nian4 "zhou1". No, it reads "zhou1" (an other character meaning boat)
_ _ _ chuan2 jiu4 zhou1. ___ boat.

13 刀 dao1   knife, sword
14 舟 zhou1  boat
15 鱼 yu2    fish

_ _ _ _ _ le. ___
lai2. _?__
wang3. Net.

16 网 wang3  net

__ _ _ _ _ _ ___

xiao3 niao3 fei1 lai2 le5. niao3. The small bird has flown up to here. Bird.
aa? Ah?
bu4 dui4, shi4 yan4zi5. No that's wrong. It is a swallow.
_ _ _ dui la. ___ right.

17 燕 yan4   swallow

uuuuuuuuuu <---?? ___
yun2. cloud.

18 云 yun2   cloud

eia, xia4yu3 le5. Oh, it's raining.
bu yao _, bu yao _. ___
ni3 _. ___
haha, san3. Haha, an umbrella.
_ _ hao3 la. ___

19 雨 yu3    rain
20 伞 san3   umbrella

eyaa, fan _ le, kuai _ _ _ _. ___ [quick]

shi2. A stone.

21 石 shi2   stone

_ _ _ _ _ da4 shi2 dao4. ___ [big stone come]

hao3 leng3 a, ayo. Very cold, ___.
na4 jiu4... Then...
...huo3, tai4 hao3 le5!.....hao3 a. ...a fire. That's just too good!.......fine.

22 火 huo3   fire

gui1. A tortoise.
hao3 da4 de5 gui1! A very big tortoise!

23 龟 gui1   turtle

zhou1. Boat.
zhen1 da4. Really big.

_ _ _. ___
_. _

lu4. Deer.
Shi3. Hog.
Jiu4 shi4 zhu1. That's a pig.
sou3, jiu4 shi4 lao3ren2. "sou", that's an old person.
hu3, da4lao3hu3. Tiger. A big tiger.
eya, kuai _ _ lao3ren2. Oh, quick, ___ person ___ .
hao3, yong4 gong1jian. Ok. Use the bow.
hao3, lao3hu3 da3si3 le5! Good, the tiger was killed! [da3=beat, si3=die]

24 鹿 lu4    deer
25 豕 shi3   hog
26 叟 sou3   old man
27 虎 hu3    tiger
28 弓 gong1  bow

Fang2zi5. House.
zhe4ge5 zi4 nian4 "she4". This character reads "she4". (she4 = house)

29 舍 she4   house, residence

xie4xie5. Thanks.
yang2. A sheep.

30 羊 yang2  sheep

xie4xie5 ni3 jiu4 lao3 wo3. (<--- not sure if lao3 is right) Thank you for rescuing "old me".
bu4 yong4, bu4 yong4. No, no..
xie4xie5, ni3 shou1 yi1 xia4 ba. [shou1 = to accept] Thanks, please take it.
hao3, xie4xie5. Ok, thanks.

xiao3 lao3hu3 zai4 ku1 le. The little tiger is crying.
na4, ba3 ta1 _ dai4 _ shan1 ba. Then take him back to the mountain. <-- Ok??
hua1. Flower.

31 花 hua1   flower

zhou1 tai4 xiao3, hui4 chen2 d_. The boat is too small. It's sinking. <--Ok??
bu4 neng2 yi4qi3 zou3 le. We can't all go together.
jiu4 shi4 a. That's right.
na4... Then...
yang2 yao4 chi1 hua1. hu3 ne? yao4 chi1 yang2. The sheep want's to eat the flower. And the tiger? ...wants to eat the sheep.
ni3 ka_ gei zen3me5ban4 de __?__ how to do___
mm..., hu3 bu4 chi1 hua1. mm..., tigers don't eat flowers.
_ _ _ _ _ _ qu ba. __?__
hao3 a. Ok.

haha, _ lei4 d_. _ shi _ hua1r5 _ _ _ _ shang. _ liang zi bu _ qing le ma? haha, ___tired___flower_____?____
gai1 hui2jia1 le5. We really should be going back home.
eng. dui4. Yes. Right.

ma3, fu1, hua1, yang4, hu3, xiang4, lu4, shi3, niao3, gui1. horse, man, flower, sheep, tiger, elephant, deer, hog, bird, tortoise.

men2. Door.

32 门 men2   door

ooo, d_ jia1 le5, d_ jia1 le5. __We're home____  <-----?????

_ _ _ jiu4 shi4 gou3. ___ a dog.

33 犬 gou3   dog
34 子 zi3    son

zi3. Child.

_ _ _ shi wo3. ba4ba5, ba4ba5. __?__. Daddy, daddy.

nv3 jiu4 shi4 ma1ma5. A woman. That's mummy.

35 女 nǚ3    woman

A, ba1ba5 gei3 ma1ma5 dai4 hua1r5 le5. A, dad gave mummy a flower. [gei3...dai4 = give...carry/wear]

36 月 yue4   moon
 

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If you found any typos or errors, or want to fill in some blanks: Please leave a comment. I'd be glad.    \(^_^)/

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