Author: chinese4kids

School Objects in Chinese – Learn Chinese Vocabulary

What are the important things for a child? Objects for the school! Here are some commonly used school objects in Chinese. It would be useful for the children to get to know them all! 铅笔盒 qiānbǐ hé pencil-case 钢笔 gāngbǐ pen 铅笔 qiānbǐ Pencil 记号笔 jìhào bǐ marker 尺子 chǐzi ruler 橡皮 xiàngpí eraser 固体胶棒 gùtǐ jiāo bàng Glue stick 剪刀 Jiǎndāo scissors 蜡笔 làbǐ crayon 卷笔刀 juàn bǐ dāo Sharpener 笔记本 bǐjìběn notebook 语文书 yǔwén shū Chinese book 英语书 yīngyǔ shū English book 数学书 shùxué shū math book 书 shū book 词典 cídiǎn dictionary 练习册 liànxí cè workbook...

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Common Public Area Signs in China

Public signs are very important. Many signs in China look similar to the ones available in Europe, USA and other countries in the world. Familiar Public Area Signs For example, NO SMOKING is pretty much the same. 禁止吸烟 Jìnzhǐ xīyān No Mobile Phone looks similar too. 请勿使用手机 Qǐng wù shǐyòng shǒujī Although a person does not recognize Chinese characters, the toilet signs should be self – explanatory: 公共厕所 gōnggòng cèsuǒ 洗手间 Xǐshǒujiān Or 男/女 nán/nǚ On the other hand, some signs look different. Unfamiliar Public Area Signs As you may know, tap water in China is not portable. Do...

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Chinese Numbers Booklet – A Reference Booklet for Chinese Numbers Learning

Chinese numbers are so fundamental for Chinese learning. To some extent, learning Chinese numbers serves a shortcut to learn many other Chinese topics such as year, month, date, weekdays, time and much more. However, many times these topics are taught separately at different time in different units. Because the knowledge is not connected, children often get scattered pieces and sometimes feels it hard to master. That’s why I thought it would be nice to create a booklet which covers all the key elements of Chinese numbers. It is a small booklet which is good for the kids to keep...

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30 Useful Chinese Sentences You can Speak to Easily Impress Others

It is very important to know the basic Chinese sentences in order to conduct conversations in Chinese. Here are 30 sentences you can learn to start dialogues in Chinese.   能耽误你一点时间吗? Néng dānwù nǐ yīdiǎn shíjiān ma? Have you got a minute?   有笔借我吗?Yǒu bǐ jiè wǒ ma Have you got a pen I could borrow?   真的吗?Zhēn de ma? Really?   你确定吗?Nǐ quèdìng ma? Are you sure?   为什么不呢? Wèishéme bù ne? Why not?   发生什么事了? Fāshēng shénme shìle? What’s going on?/What’s happening?   请注意。 Qǐng zhùyì. Could I have your attention, please?   走吧!Zǒu ba! Let’s go!...

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How’s the Weather? – Learn the Weather Words in Chinese

How is the weather? In Chinese, we say 天气怎么样?Tiānqì zěnme yàng? Is it sunny? Is it rainy? Is it little cloudy? Is it snowy? Is it windy? Is it foggy? 是晴天吗? Shì qíng tiān ma? 是下雨吗? Shì xià yǔ ma? 是多云吗? Shì duōyún ma? 是下雪吗? Shì xià xuě ma? 是刮风吗? Shì guā fēng ma? 是多雾吗? Shì duō wù ma? Or, Is it warm? Is it cold? Is it cool? Is it hot? 温暖吗? Wēnnuǎn ma? 寒冷吗? Hánlěng ma? 凉爽吗? Liángshuǎng ma? 炎热吗? Yánrè ma? What is the weather like today? 今天天气怎么样? Jīntiān tiānqì zěnme yàng? Have a look outside!...

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