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Sing “Eagle Catches Chicken”

The eagle has sharp eyes and powerful wings. It likes to swoop down from the sky and snatch up little chicken. Who will protect the little chicken? Their mother, of course. To see how she does it, watch this video for the Chinese children’s song called 老鹰抓小鸡 (Lǎo Yīng Xiǎo Jī) and sing along.

天上 (tiānshàng) means in the sky. 老鹰 (lǎo yīng) is an eagle or a hawk. (fēi) means to fly.

Therefore, the first line tells us that an eagle is flying in the sky.

地上 (dì shàng) means on the ground. On the ground there are a few little chickens, or 小鸡 (xiǎo jī). They are scared, and they cry. (tí) means to cry, to weep aloud or to crow.

母鸡 (mǔjī), the mother hen, is worried. (jí) is to be worried, anxious or impatient.

蓬蓬飞 (péng péng fēi) describes how the hen flaps about.

呱呱呱 (guā guā guā) is mimicking the hen’s clucking. (huàn) means to call out. Mother hen calls out to her children, “Hurry and come hide under my wings!”

快过来 (kuài guòlái) means come over here quickly.

(duǒ) is to hide.

翅膀 (chìbǎng li) are wings.

The lyrics are repeated so many times in the video that by the time you reach the end you’ll probably already know all the lines by heart.

Now that you know how a hen protects her little chicken, you could play “Eagle Catches Chicken” with your friends.

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