C​HINESE POEMS

Simplified Characters

 

Mandarin 

Students usually start learning classical Chinese poems in Primary One.

In upper primary and secondary these poems are often used for  背默, this means students have to memorise the poem and then

write it down in a dictation. 

Students tell us dictating poems is one of the hardest things

they have to do. 

Fortunately the poems are usually quite short!

So here are a few famous  poems to get you started.

Click on the icons to watch videos of the poem.  

Enjoy!

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静夜思

Quiet Night Thoughts

by Li Bai  (李白)

床前明月光

疑是地上霜

举头望明月

低头思故乡

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咏鹅

Goose Song

by Luo Binwang (骆宾王)

Video in Mandarin

鹅,鹅,鹅

曲项向天歌

白毛浮绿水

红掌拨清波

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春晓

SpringDawn

by Meng Haoran (孟浩然)

春眠不觉晓

处处闻啼鸟

​夜来风雨声

花落知多少