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Category Archives: Colors
The Chinese New Year started recently and the celebration goes on for about a week. As with many holidays, children receive gifts. Typically, the gift given is a red envelope filled with coins/money. These envelopes are called “hóng bāo” 红包 or … Continue reading
Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season is here! Practice colors in Chinese with your child. Click here to print this Christmas Tree coloring page then simply color in the Christmas ornaments per the specified color. Here is a review of the colors … Continue reading
Have your child recognize colors in Mandarin Chinese by completing this fun caterpillar activity/craft. Click here to download this caterpillar coloring activity sheet to color in the caterpillar’s circles, then cut out the circles and paste the caterpillar together onto … Continue reading
I walk through the basic colors in Chinese. The complete word in Mandarin for color is yán sè (pronounced ‘yen’ with rising tone, and ’si’ with sharp dropping tone); often, just sè (‘si’ with sharp descending tone) is used as … Continue reading