Little Thumb

Once upon a time there was a fagot-maker and his wife, who had seven children, all boys. The eldest was but ten years old, and the youngest only seven. They were very poor, and their seven children were a great source of trouble to them because not one of them […]


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The Sleeping Beauty In The Woods

Once upon a time there was a king and a queen, who were very sorry that they had no children,—so sorry that it cannot be told. At last, however, the Queen had a daughter. There was a very fine christening; and the Princess had for her godmothers all the fairies […]


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Chinese Idioms – Useful Chengyu

Chinese Idioms – Useful Chengyu (in Chinese and English) The ability to recite “chengyu”, or Chinese idioms, is often a litmus test in China to show not only your language abilities but even your intellect. Learn all you need to know about Chinese sayings along with 21 useful chengyu that […]


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Chinese Idioms

Chinese idioms, or chengyu (成语 chéngyǔ), are an essential part of the Chinese language. Read on to discover how Chinese idioms are constructed and learn some of the most common Chinese idioms in use today. Let’s get straight to it! Here are common Chinese idioms to put into use starting […]


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Jack and the Extreme Stalk

Chapter 1: An Experiment with Beans There once was a boy named Jack, who lived with his mother in a small cottage in the country. They didn’t have much money, but they lived a happy, simple life. One day, Jack’s mother said, “Jack, it’s your birthday soon, and I would […]


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