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Chinese Reading Practice
Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate Chinese reading Practice
Read Online Short Stories Comic Books

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煎饼帽子 Jiānbing Màozi


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两只小兔子 Liǎng Zhī Xiǎo Tùzi


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Intermediate Chinese

Except for Crane & Fox set in traditional characters, the stories selected here are in simplified Chinese characters. All stories come from well-known tales or stories with simple sentence structures. The Chinese vocabulary presented in this section is richer and more diverse than in the beginner Chinese reading section. The intermediate student is encouraged to become more independent from both and grow more confident about reading Chinese without direct support as in the beginner section.

How to Read

The Chinese text can be read alone or with its vocabulary guide (pinyin and English are provided). For online reads, just click on the highlighted characters to see the pinyin and the English definition. For PDFs, jump to the vocabulary section or back to the text itself.

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Chinese Short Stories

Chinese Text with Vocabulary Guide

Little Red Riding Hood in Chinese

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Chinese Comic Books

Star Wars: Episode IV

Chinese reading practice | Chinese Star Wars Comic Book 1980

Star Wars: Episode IV (written and directed by George Lucas, 1977) was forbidden under communist rule. The only way to get the story out was through the publication of this very comic book (Popular Science Press 1980, 147 pages, PDF). It was first made available online by Maggie Greene and Brendan O'Kane. On a lighter note, this is also the perfect tool to learn your essential sci-fi vocabulary words in Chinese!

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