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Category Archives: Greetings
Happy Birthday! Here’s how we say Happy Birthday in Mandarin Chinese: 生日快乐！Shēng rì Kùai lè! (‘Sheng’ is ‘shung’ with a high, sustained tone; ‘ri’ is ‘ruh’ with a descending tone;’kuai’ is ‘k-why’ with a declining tone, le is ‘l+uh’ with … Continue reading
What better way to learn Mandarin, than to have your child’s first and last words of the day be in Mandarin Chinese! Say “Good Morning” and “Good Night” as they do in China. Click here to hear pronunciation of “Good … Continue reading
Today I am teaching my kids to say Happy New Year, basically a literal translation of the exact words in Mandarin Chinese (Sorry no audio clip today – – I have a terrible cold and basically no voice). 新年快乐 Xīn … Continue reading
‘Tis the season! Here is how to say “Merry Christmas” in Mandarin Chinese. Just click here for proper pronunciation. * Merry Christmas -圣诞节快乐 - is ‘Shèngdàn jié kuàilè‘ (sheng is ‘shung’ with a declining tone, dan is ‘don’ with a declining … Continue reading
Teach your child to say ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’ and ‘turkey’ in Chinese: 感恩节快乐 Gǎn ēn jíe kùai lè! [‘gan’ drops and rises with a short ‘a’ sound, ‘en’ is sustained pitch with a short ‘e’ sound, ‘jie’ is a rising ‘je’ sound … Continue reading