The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fly

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fly

This is a story of a little elephant learning a valuable lesson in life.


小象跟妈妈来到河边,看见一只小鸟在天空飞来飞去。小象想:「如果我也会飞,看到更多的东西,多好呀!」小象爬到树去学飞。不久之后,有「哎唷」一声。它摔了一个大跟头。


猴子看见了说:「小象,我们有自己的本事。我不会飞,可是,我会在树上跳来跳去。」狮子说:「我也不会飞,可是,我能跳过宽宽的大河。」


妈妈对小象说:「我们象的力气大,这是小鸟不能比的。」河里的鱼也说:「我会游泳,但我不会在树上跳来跳去,也不会搬走大木头啊!」


小象明白了。它用长鼻子一钩,大木头就搬走了。



小象跟媽媽來到河邊,看見一隻小鳥在天空飛來飛去。小象想:「如果我也會飛,看到更多的東西,多好呀!」小象爬到樹去學飛。不久之後,有「哎唷」一聲。牠摔了一個大跟頭。


猴子看見了說:「小象,我們有自己的本事。我不會飛,可是,我會在樹上跳來跳去。」獅子說:「我也不會飛,可是,我能跳過寬寬的大河。」


媽媽對小象說:「我們象的力氣大,這是小鳥不能比的。」河裡的魚也說:「我會游泳,但我不會在樹上跳來跳去,也不會搬走大木頭啊!」


小象明白了。牠用長鼻子一鉤,大木頭就搬走了。


English translation:

The little elephant came to the river with his mother and saw a small bird flying in the sky. The little elephant thought: "If I can fly, see more things, how good!" The little elephant climbed to the tree to learn to fly. Soon after, there was an "ouch" sound. The little elephant fell heavily to the ground.

The monkey saw and said, "Little elephant, we have our own skills. I can't fly, but I can jump around the tree." The lion said, "I can't fly, but I can jump the river."

Mom said to the little elephant: "We elephants have a big strength, this is the thing that bird cannot compare." The fish in the river also said: "I can swim, but I can not jump around the tree, nor can I move the large wood!"

The little elephant understood. It used its long nose and with one hook, the large wood moved away.


Special notes:

  • 飛來飛去 - fēi lái fēi qù - fly around
  • 不久之後 - bùjiǔ zhīhòu - soon after
  • 跳來跳去 - tiào lái tiào qù - jump around

The photo is taken from here.  

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