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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Suggested Book – “Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes” by Nina Simonds, et. al.
What to do? What to do? One of my favorite resources for craft ideas and activities related to Chinese culture learning is this post’s suggested book, Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes. This book has traditional … Continue reading
As my children play outside in the deep, post-blizzard snow, I decided to post how to say “it’s snowing” in Mandarin Chinese; click here for pronunciation. 下雪 xìa xǔe (xia is ‘sha’ sound with a soft ‘a’ and sharp, descending tone; … 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
One thing I have learned is that learning a language like Chinese is NOTHING like learning a language like English or any other romance language. I studied French since seventh grade, then decided to study Mandarin my freshman year in … 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