Second piece of writing! Wooh! I’m aware that the translations sound a little… off, but it’s really more about the Mandarin, isn’t it? 😉 It’s because I keep translating them afterwards and I’m being too literal, so I will try to improve that if it’s weird.
Little Red Riding Hood.
I want to try and tell you this story about Little Red Riding Hood. (I think there are a lot of mistakes; it was very difficult to write, and it’s also very long!)
Once upon a time, there was a little girl. Because she wore a red hood, she was called ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’
One day, she had to go and visit her grandmother, because her grandmother was sick. Little Red Riding Hood had some food she wanted to give to her grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother said, “Be careful, Little Red Riding Hood. In the forest, there are lots of dangerous animals. You must stay on the forest path, you understand?”
“I understand, mother,” Little Red Riding Hood said.
Little Red Riding Hood set off. The weather was good. She saw lots of birds and squirrels. Little Red Riding Hood saw some very pretty flowers. The flowers weren’t on the path, but Little Red Riding Hood wanted to pick some to give to her grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood picked some of the flowers. Suddenly she saw a wolf.
“What are you doing in the forest?” he said.
“I’m picking flowers to give to my grandmother,” Little Red Riding Hood said. “She’s sick.”
“What’s your name?” the wolf asked.
“I’m called Little Red Riding Hood.”
“I want to know if your grandmother is feeling better too. Where does she live?”
“Near the river,” Little Red Riding Hood said.
“Good! I’ll run there, you walk. I think I can get there faster than you can!”
“Great!” Little Red Riding Hood said.
“Goodbye,” said the wolf.
The wolf ran to grandmother’s house. He knocked on the door.
“Who is it?” grandmother asked.
“It’s me, Little Red Riding Hood,” the wolf said.
“Come in!” said grandmother.
The wolf went in, and immediately ate up the grandmother!
The wolf lay down in the bed and waited for Little Red Riding Hood.
Little Red Riding Hood arrived at her grandmother’s house. She knocked on the door.
“Who is it?” said the wolf.
“Grandmother, it’s me, it’s Little Red Riding Hood!”
“Come in!” said the wolf.
Little Red Riding Hood went in and sat down. She looked at the wolf.
“Grandmother,” Little Red Riding Hood said, “Your ears are very big!”
The wolf said, “Because my ears are very big, I can hear you more clearly.”
“Grandmother, your eyes are very big!”
“Because my eyes are very big, I can see you more clearly.”
“Grandmother, your teeth are very big!” Little Red Riding Hood said.
The wolf smiled. “Because my teeth are very big, I can eat you more easily!”
The wolf jumped out of bed and immediately ate Little Red Riding Hood up!
Outside of the grandmother’s house, a woodcutter heard Little Red Riding Hood’s screams. He went inside and used his axe to cut the wolf’s stomach open. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother fell out! The woodcutter killed the wolf. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother were very safe and very happy.