The Jade Emperor chose the order of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. How did he decide? Watch and find out!

Traditional story adapted by Sue Clarke | Animation by Cambridge English Online


There are twelve animals in the story. Which one is your favourite? Tell us about it!

Average: 4.2 (1313 votes)


I do not like rat.It is very artful.

  • This story is funny.

Hello. I am wondering, how do you find out what your Chinese zodiac animal is?

Hi LilacForeverPuppy,
You can find out your Chinese zodiac animal at the end of our story: My favourite day - Chinese New Year.
At the end of the video you can select the year you were born and your Chinese zodiac animal will appear.
Mine is the dog. What is yours?
Have fun!

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

Where is the cat ?

Hi KingMonsterMars,
The rat pushes the cat into the river. The cat doesn't get to the other side of the river, so the Emperor doesn't choose it for the Chinese zodiac. 
The cat isn't a Chinese zodiac animal.
Do you like the story? Which animal do you like best?

Best wishes
LearnEnglish Kids team

This is a very interesting story!!!!

  1.  Because of the caracters
  2. Because of the message it trasmit.

me 2007. Dad 1977. Mom 1981. Bi 2009.

My birthday is 2003
My Chenese zodiac sheep