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Jingle Bells in Chinese

Christmas is coming. There is nothing better than singing into the holiday season! Let’s learn a Christmas song: JINGLE BELLS in Chinese! Líng er xiǎng dīngdāng 铃儿响叮当 Hēi, chōngpò dà fēng xuě 嘿,冲破大风雪 Wǒmen zuò zài xuěqiāo shàng 我们坐在雪橇上 Kuài bēnchíguò tiányě 快奔驰过田野 Wǒmen huānxiào yòu gēchàng 我们欢笑又歌唱 Niánqīng de huǒbànmen 年轻的伙伴们 Jīngshén duō shuǎnglǎng 精神多爽朗 Biān er chōu de pā pā xiǎng a 鞭儿抽的啪啪响啊 Mǎ er kuài kuài pǎo 马儿快快跑 Dīng dīngdāng, dīng dīngdāng 叮叮当,叮叮当 Líng er xiǎng dīngdāng 铃儿响叮当 Zuò zài xuěqiāo duō kuàilè 坐在雪橇多快乐 Wǒmen fēi bēn xiàng qián 我们飞奔向前 Dīng dīngdāng, dīng dīngdāng 叮叮当,叮叮当 Líng...

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Ideas of Gifts with Chinese Elements

On special occasions like New Year Day, Christmas, graduation day, birthdays… or just a random, ordinary day to cheer up the people we care, we want to give out a gift – maybe small, maybe big — but unique and with some Chinese elements. It is not always easy to come up with ideas. Isn’t it a good to have a list of gift ideas to refer to whenever we feel like to show our love, gratitude or simply care? Here are some ideas of gifts with Chinese elements: SMALL GIFTS 6 Rolls Masking Tape Set Chinese Element Decorative...

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Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide- you

有 is one of the commonly used characters in Chinese. Literally it means “to have” and “there be”. It can be used to express existence or possession. Expressing existence The verb 有 (yǒu) when is used to express existence, it is similar to  “there is” or “there are” in English. The sentence structure is Place + 有 + Obj. For Example 我的家有四只猫。 Wǒ de jiā yǒu sì zhǐ māo. There are 4 cats in my house. 我的学校有800个学生。 Wǒ de xuéxiào yǒu bābǎi gè xuéshēng. There are 800 students in my school. 意大利有很多中国人。 Yìdàlì yǒu hěnduō zhōngguó rén. There are...

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7 Tips on Teaching Kids to Write Chinese Characters

As we all know, Chinese characters are an essential part of Chinese language. As the basic units of the language, Chinese characters are necessary to learn, even for kids at young age. There are several phases of Chinese character learning: Phase 1: Recognizing the character shape and knowing its meaning Phase 2: Understanding the tone and pronunciation of the character in context Phase 3: Knowing how to write the characters by the right stroke order For very young kids, it is enough to stay phase 1 and/or 2 until either the fine motor skills of the child is developed...

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Theme-Based Chinese Learning – Apples Theme for kids

Having been busy at creating a new Chinese learning pack for kids: Apples Theme. In this harvest season, apples are everywhere. It is interesting for children to learn Chinese around the theme of apples: parts of apples, apple products, apple life cycle, etc. This pack contains the following parts: Apple-theme word walls Parts of an apple Apple life cycle Apple-theme Chinese character writing worksheets Parts of an Apple and Apple Life Cycle worksheets Apple-theme images and Chinese words for memory games Let’s have a look together: The word walls – the word walls feature all the key Chinese vocabulary...

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Getting Sick? Chinese Expressions Talking about Feeling Unwell

We all get sick once in a while. How do say when a person does not feel well in Chinese? Here are some expressions talking about feeling unwell. In Chinese, when a person feels unwell, he can say “我不舒服。” (Wǒ bú shūfú)When the person feels sick, he can say “我生病了。”(Wǒ shēngbìngle.) In Chinese, when a person feels unwell, he can say “我不舒服。” (Wǒ bú shūfú)When… Click To Tweet Describe the Feelings of Feeling Unwell To describe how one feels, here are some examples: 我感觉恶心。 Wǒ gǎnjué ěxīn.   I feel nausea. 我感觉虚弱。 Wǒ gǎnjué xūruò.  I feel weak. 我没有胃口。 Wǒ méiyǒu...

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Chinese Vocabulary Study Guide – TAI

太 is a common word in Chinese. It literally means “too”  or “so” in the sense of “excessively”.  Usually 了 needs to be added after the adjective to make it sound natural in Chinese. Here are some rules of how it is used in Chinese. Used to Exclaim How Good Something Is The structure is  太 + Adj. + 了 For Example 你太好了。 Nǐ tài hǎole You are so nice. 这个女孩子太漂亮了。 Zhège nǚ háizi tài piàoliangle. This girl is so pretty. 这道菜太好吃了。 Zhè dào cài tài hào chīle. This dish is so delicious. 她的小猫太可爱了。 Tā de xiǎo māo tài kě’àile....

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Halloween Vocabulary Flashcards in Chinese

One of the most exciting festival for kids is around the corner — Halloween is coming! Do you know how to say Halloween in Chinese? It is 万圣节(or 鬼节). Isn’t it interesting to learn the Chinese vocabulary for Halloween? If you want to know all the words around Halloween in Chinese, you got to get these Halloween Vocabulary in Chinese flash cards. Related Resources: Top 100 Commonly Used Chinese Characters 20-Day Chinese Character Building Challenge (the characters in this list are tailored to...

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Chinese Food and Food in Chinese – Chinese Vocabulary on Food

Food is an essential part of our lives. For Chinese people, food is more than its necessity to feed. It provides joy, serves as a medium to entertain, to connect and to unite. Food is an essential part of our lives. For Chinese people, food is more than its necessity to… Click To Tweet In Chinese, a common greeting is “吃了吗?(Chīle ma?Did you eat?)” When friends meet in the street, they would invite each other “一起去吃顿饭吧!(Yīqǐ qù chī dùn fàn ba! Let’s go and have a meal together!)” Food is not only for the casual meetups among friends and acquaintance,...

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Use Mind maps to Learn Chinese Vocabulary

There are several ways of learning Chinese vocabulary. We can use visual aids, demonstration or explanation and other methods. Mind maps, or spider grams, as visual forms of note taking, are very effective in learning Chinese vocabulary. What Are Mind Maps Usually a mind map starts in the middle of a page with a central idea and expanded outwards in all directions. The expanded branches should contain related thoughts and ideas making it easier to organize the information. Mind maps are great for learning Chinese vocabulary. The individual but relevant words are linked together in a visual way, which...

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