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Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 也

http://chinese4kids.net/chinese-vocabulary-study-guide-%e4%b9%9f/My friend is going to the library. I am going there too. This is a simple sentence. Do you know how to say it in Chinese? “我的朋友去图书馆,我也要去那里。” 也 (yě) means “too” or “also”. In Chinese, it always comes before a verb or an adjective. 也 (yě) means “too” or “also”. In Chinese, it always comes before a verb or an adjective. Click To Tweet Sentence Structure Sentence Structure 1: Subj. + 也 + Verb / [Verb Phrase] For example, 我也有这本书。 Wǒ yěyǒu zhè běn shū. I also have this book. 我也是学生。 Wǒ yěshì xuéshēng I am also a student. 我也喜欢看中国电影。 Wǒ...

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Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – 不

不 is a common word in Chinese. It literally means “no, not”. In this vocabulary study guide, I would like to list some rules of how to use it in Chinese. Used to Negate a VERB 不 is generally used to negate a verb in the present of future tense by simply putting it in front of the verb. For Example, 今天他不想工作。 Jīntiān tā bùxiǎng gōngzuò He does not want to work today. The structure is Subject + 不 + verb + Object More Examples 他不喜欢猫。 Tā bù xǐhuān māo He does not like cats. 我不要西瓜。 Wǒ búyào xīguā I...

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12 Proverbs with Similar Meanings in Chinese and English

Some proverbs have the similar meanings in both Chinese and English, although the expressions are different. For example. “Burnt child dreads the fire. ” in Chinese, the corresponding proverb is “一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 (literally means, “He who was once bitten by a snake is frightened at the sight of a coiled rope.” ) Can you make the connection? Here is a list of 12 proverbs with similar meanings in Chinese and English:   Burnt child dreads the fire. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 yī zhāo bèi shé yǎo, shí nián pà jǐng shéng He who was once bitten by a snake is frightened at the...

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Chinese Gardening Theme Pack for Children

Spring has come. It is the time to plant seeds, flowers and do some gardening job. It is also a good time to teach the children some gardening words. I therefore created a Chinese gardening theme pack for children. The pack contains the following printables: · Gardening theme Chinese words flash cards · Parts of a flower in Chinese · Writing worksheets for all the Chinese words (in the full pack) · Pictures/Chinese word cards for memory game (in the full pack) How to use the pack: The vocabulary flash cards can be printed out and used to help children identify the images...

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Tricycle Runs Fast- A Chinese Song for Children

This song is a classical Chinese children’s song. It tells a story that an old lady taking a tricycle. She was asked to pay 50 cents, but she paid 1 dollar. Isn’t that strange? A little monkey is so hungry that it cannot jump. It was given a banana, but it refuses to take it. Isn’t that funny? Here is the lyrics: 三轮车,跑得快, sānlúnchē, pǎo de kuài, 上面坐个老太太。 shàngmiàn zuò gè lǎo tàitài. 要五毛给一块, yào wǔmáo gěi yīkuài, 你说奇怪不奇怪。 nǐ shuō qíguài bù qíguài. 小猴子吱吱叫, xiǎo hóuzi zhī zhī jiào, 肚子饿了不能跳, dùzi è liǎo bùnéng tiào, 给香蕉还不要, gěi xiāngjiāo...

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30 Chinese Sentences When Talking About Safety and Discipline with Kids

Safety and discipline are two big topics adults cannot talk about enough to our children. How to say them in Chinese? Here are a list of sentences you can use when it is necessary. SAFETY 1. 小心。 xiǎoxīn Be careful. | Watch out. 2. 小心路滑。 xiǎoxīn lù huá Be careful. It is slippery. 3. 小心楼梯。 xiǎoxīn lóutī Watch out the stair steps. 4. 不要这样做。 búyào zhèyàng zuò Don’t do this. 5. 不要碰它。 búyào pèng tā Don’t touch it. 6. 这对你不好。 zhè duì nǐ bù hǎo It’s bad for you! 7. 我已经告诉你好几遍了不要那样做。 wǒ yǐjīng gàosu nǐ hǎojǐ biàn liǎo bùyào...

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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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