Dragon Island

Dragon Island (宝石龙岛)

 

A Story in Simplified Chinese and Pinyin for Beginning Readers

By Yu Jin

Dragon Island is a wonderful book for English-speaking children who are learning to read Chinese. It tells the story of Amy, a young girl who travels with her cat to Dragon Island, meeting three magical dragons and helping them solve a problem. The story is told in pictures, with accompanying text in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin, and English. There is a complete glossary in the back of the book.

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These are all the Chinese words used in Dragon Island

Chinese pinyin English
a O, ah, what
ài love
艾米 Ai Mǐ Amy (name)
ba (suggestion)
to put
拜访 bàifǎng visit
白色 báisè white
办法 bànfǎ method
bāng to help
帮助 bāngzhù to help
bào to hold
宝石 bǎoshí gem
宝藏 bǎozàng treasure
bèi back
to close
biàn change
biān side
并且 bìngqiě and
do not
布兰迪 Bù Lán Dí Brandi  (name)
不起来 bù qǐlái cannot
不得不 bùdé bù have to
cái only
才能 cáinéng talent
参观 cānguān to visit
chéng to make
沉重 chénzhòng heavy
chī to eat
吃惊 chījīng be surprised
chū out
chuáng bed
chuāng window
窗口 chuāngkǒu window
出去 chūqù to go out
出现 chūxiàn to appear
cóng from
big
大喊 dà hǎn to call out
大海 dàhǎi sea
dài bag
dài to take
大家 dàjiā everyone
打架 dǎjià fight
dāng when
当然 dāngrán of course
但是 dànshì but
dào to
dǎo island
de of
got it
得到 dédào get
děng to wait
diǎn point
dòng to move
dǒng to understand
洞窟 dòngkū cave
东西 dōngxī thing
洞穴 dòngxué cave
dōu all
对方 duìfāng other side
对于 duìyú for
肚子 dùzi belly
饿 è hungry
发出 fā chū to issue, to emit
发光 fāguāng to sparkle
fàng put
房子 fángzi house
返回 fǎnhuí to return
fēi to fly
飞起来 fēi qǐlái to fly
非常 fēicháng very much
愤怒 fènnù anger
改变 gǎibiàn change
感到 gǎndào to feel
感觉 gǎnjué to feel
感受 gǎnshòu to feel
gāo high
告诉 gàosù to tell
a
胳膊 gēbó arm
gěi to give
gēn with
gòu enough
咕咕 gū gū gurgle, rumble
拐杖 guǎizhàng crutch
光滑 guānghuá smooth
广阔 guǎngkuò broad
光芒 guāngmáng light
古老 gǔlǎo ancient
guò too
hái also
hāi hi
还有 hái yǒu and also
海豚 hǎitún dolphin
海洋 hǎiyáng ocean
hǎo good
with
river
黑点 hēi diǎn black spot
hěn very
很多 hěnduō a lot of
hóng red
红色 hóngsè red
hòu rear
后面 hòu miàn behind
huà to paint, painting
huā flower
欢唱 huān chàng singing
黄色 huángsè yellow
欢呼 huānhū to cheer
huì will
huǒ fire
忽然 hūrán suddenly
互相 hùxiāng each other
胡子 húzi beard
endless
jiā family
家里 jiālǐ home
jiǎn to pick up
jiān between
降落 jiàngluò landing
减少 jiǎnshǎo to lose
jiào to call
交换 jiāohuàn exchange
解决 jiějué to solve
几乎 jīhū almost
jìn near
jīn gold
精灵们 jīng língmen spirits
经常 jīngcháng often
金色 jīnsè gold
今天 jīntiān today
进行 jìnxíng get on
金子 jīnzi gold
jiù right now
huge
to give
jué to feel
kāi open
开始 kāishǐ start
开心 kāixīn happy
kàn look
看起来 kàn qǐlái looks like
看清 kàn qīng to see clearly
kǎo grilled
可以 kěyǐ can
kuài fast
to pull
lái to come
lán blue
蓝色 lán sè blue
浪花 lànghuā spray
le (indicates completion)
in
liǎng two
两只 liǎng zhī two
里面 lǐmiàn inside
lìng another
流淌 liútǎng flowing
lóng dragon
绿 green
luò to drop
绿色 lǜsè green
漫长 màncháng long
māo cat
méi not
měi every
美丽 měilì beautiful
美梦 měimèng sweet dreams
每天 měitiān every day
men (plural)
mèng dream
梦想 mèngxiǎng dream
miàn surface
明白 míngbái understand
名字 míngzì name
摩天大厦 mótiān dàshà skyscraper
to take
that
那里 nàlǐ there
哪里 nǎlǐ where
nán difficult
脑袋 nǎodai head
脑子 nǎozi mind
ne it
néng can
能够 nénggòu were able
you
nián year
niǎo bird
你们 nǐmen you (plural)
nuǎn warm
afraid
旁边 pángbiān next to
pǎo to run
pèng bump
朋友 péngyǒu friend
piāo to drift
疲惫 píbèi exhausted
瀑布 pùbù waterfall
to start
qián before
奇怪 qíguài strange
qīng clear
清凉 qīngliáng cool
清晰 qīngxī clear
亲自 qīnzì personally
其实 qíshí in fact
其他 qítā other
to go
ràng let
然后 ránhòu then
rào winding
热水澡 rè shuǐ zǎo hot shower
rén person
仍然 réngrán still
任何 rènhé any
人们 rénmen people
如此 rúcǐ in this way
sān three
色彩 sècǎi color
森林 sēnlín forest
shǎn flash
shān mountain
shàng on
山坡 shānpō hillside
shéi who
shēn body
shēng sound
生命 shēngmìng life
什么 shénme what
shí time
shì yes
shì test
事件 shìjiàn event
世界 shìjiè world
石头 shítou stone
shù tree
书包 shū bāo school bag
舒服 shūfú comfortable
shuì sleep
睡觉 shuìjiào go to bed
shuō to say
属于 shǔyú belong
所以 suǒyǐ and so
所有 suǒyǒu all
he
her
it
它们 tā men they
tài too
他们 tāmen they
天花板 tiānhuābǎn ceiling
天上 tiānshàng heaven
tiáo article
跳起来 tiào qǐlái jump up
跳跃 tiàoyuè jump
tíng stop
tīng to listen
停下来 tíng xiàlái stop
停止 tíngzhǐ stop
提示 tíshì prompt
tōu to steal
突然 túrán suddenly
wài outer
wàng to hope
wǎng to
wèi for
尾巴 wěibā tail
为什么 wèishéme why
wèn to ask
温柔 wēnróu tender
I
我的 wǒ de mine
我们 wǒmen we
无边无 wúbiān wú boundless
to wash
xià under
xiàng like
xiàng to
xiǎng miss you
想要 xiǎng yào to want
想象 xiǎngxiàng to imagine
先生 xiānshēng mister
现在 xiànzài just now
xiào to laugh
xiǎo small
小溪 xiǎo xī stream
xiē some
喜欢 xǐhuān like
xīn new
xǐng to wake up
希望 xīwàng to hope
许多 xǔduō a lot of
需要 xūyào to need
牙齿 yáchǐ tooth
眼睛 yǎn jīng eye
阳光 yángguāng sunlight
眼皮 yǎnpí eyelid
yào to want
咬住 yǎo zhù to bite
also
也许 yěxǔ maybe
one
一点 yī diǎn a little
一圈 yī quān around
一些 yī xiē some
一直 yī zhí always
一只 yī zhǐ one
一百 yībǎi hundred
一块 yīkuài piece
yín silver
影子 yǐngzi shadow
音乐 yīnyuè music
意思 yìsi meaning
一天 yītiān one day
一条 yītiáo one
一样 yīyàng same
yòng to use
yóu tour
yòu also
yǒu to have
有时候 yǒu shí hòu sometimes
fish
yuǎn far
远方 yuǎnfāng distance
yuè more
越来越 yuè lái yuè more and more
zài in
再见 zàijiàn goodbye
zhǎng long
zhào according to
zhe with
zhè this
这次 zhè cì this time
这块 zhè kuài this piece
这个 zhège this one
zhēn true
zhèng positive
zhēng to open eyes
正在 zhèngzài is
整整 zhěngzhěng full
这样 zhèyàng such
zhǐ only
zhī it
知道 zhīdào know
之后 zhīhòu after that
zhōng in
终于 zhōngyú at last
zhù to live
zhuā to grab
zhuǎn to turn
珠宝 zhūbǎo jewelry
追随 zhuīsuí to follow
准备 zhǔnbèi ready
自己 zìjǐ myself
zǒng total
zǒu to go

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