The Rabbit & The Turtle or 토끼와 거북이 is a traditional Korean story, which is of course based on Aesop’s Fable “The Tortoise & The Hare”. For some unknown reason in Korea the Hare is replaced by a Rabbit (토끼) and the Tortoise is replaced by a Turtle (거북). The story is of course about a race between the two animals, and just like in the well known English version the Rabbit falls asleep and the Turtle wins.
To help you read, learn and enjoy this traditional Korean story we’ve written our own version based on the traditional story. Also we’ve made a complimentary worksheet to help with your comprehension. Both the story and the worksheet are all in Korean and therefore are designed for students at a high beginner or intermediate level at least.
Please click here on the image or link below for your Free PDF download, both the story and the worksheet are on the same file:
Also here is a YouTube video of the The Rabbit & The Turtle or 흥부와 놀부 story, for your enjoyment (of course the video is in Korean and sadly doesn’t have English subtitles). Also the quality is a little low:
Here is a Disney version of this classic story from 1934 in English (just for fun):
Thank you for your time and if you have any questions please feel free to let us know.
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