tù zi hé wū gūi  

 

Wanna race? wǒ dǎ dǔ wǒ xiān dào!

You wanna bet you’ll arrive first? Are you serious?
You do realize I only have a few steps to take, right?

dùi, wǒ dǎ dǔ wǒ xiān dào!

hǎo! Okay, if that’s what you want.

1, 2, 3. lái ya?

lái la! Coming! I am having fun with the dogs.

4, 5, 6. lái ya? I am slowly hurrying.

lái la! wǒ zài chī cǎo. This grass is delicious.

7, 8, 9. lái ya? I see the finish line!

lái la! I ate too much grass. wǒ zài shùi jiào.
I am taking a little nap before running.

10, 11, 12. lái ya? I am almost there.

lái la! wǒ zài hē shǔi. Always drink before a ... WOW! You ARE almost there! LÁI LA!

The hare shot off like a bolt, but it was in vain. The tortoise got there first.

zěn mé yàng? wǒ dùi le! I was right. I won! wǒ yíng le! What good is your speed? And you don’t even carry a house!

Moral?

Slow and steady wins the race