Useful Techniques for Learning Chinese Vocabulary with Success

Learning Chinese characters is always challenging. Luckily there are a variety of techniques or tools we can use to help absorb, not just memorise, new Chinese words. #Chinese4kids #LearnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineselearning #Learningstrategies #Chinesevocabulary

Needless to say, Chinese vocabulary is a difficult part of Chinese learning. Many Chinese learners dread learning Chinese vocabulary because they feel it only involves memorizations. Luckily, the truth is far from the case. There are a variety of techniques or tools we can use to help absorb, not just memorise, new Chinese words. Below […]

How to Learn Chinese Numbers Using Count and Trace Flashcards

Flashcards are powerful to help kids learn numbers in Chinese. They'll learn how to count, read, and write Chinese numbers with Chinese Number Count and Trace Flashcards #Chineseflashcards #Chinese4kids #Chineseforkids #learnChinese #Chinesenumbers #flashcards #Chinesehomeschooling

As the basic part of the Chinese language, numbers are very important for students to learn. Chinese Numbers Are Important It’s also true that numbers in Chinese are quite easy. When 1-10 is masters, it is easy to learn 11-99. And from there, kids can learn many things. They can use the knowledge to count […]

How to Use Flashcards to Help Kids Learn Chinese

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Flashcards are quite popular among teachers and parents as they use the flashcards as a playful way to introduce kids to new Chinese vocabulary, or concepts. Flashcards make it easy to improve kids’ memorization skills through repetition. Now the question is: how to use flashcards to help kids learn Chinese?   Flashcards are effective for […]

Chinese Measure Words for Animals That Kids Need to Know

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In Chinese, learning nouns is not enough. The reason is simple: every noun in Chinese has to stick with a measure word. As there are more than a hundred measure words in Mandarin Chinese, the only way to learn them by heart is to memorize them. And it is always a good idea to learn […]

5 Tips to Help Non-Native Chinese Kids Remember New Vocabulary

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Chinese vocabulary is the basic building block for Chinese fluency. Characters and words carry meanings. Without them, we simply cannot communicate in Chinese. To help non-Chinese native kids improve Chinese fluency, we need to help them remember (and use) more Chinese words. How to Help Non-Chinese-Native Kids Remember New Chinese Vocabulary? Here are 5 tips: […]

Mom and Baby Farm Animals Puzzle Activity in Chinese

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Kids have a natural fascination with farm animals and their babies. Learning the Chinese names of farm animals is an important part of the farm unit. This Mom and Baby Farm Animals Puzzle activity is a great extension to Chinese learning themes of the farm, animals, baby animals, and so on. Farm Animals and Their […]

Talking About the Weather in Chinese with Kids

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We talk about the weather all the time. How to get our kids to talk about it in Chinese? Here are some Chinese vocabulary and sentence structures we can teach them.  The most common questions we use when asking about the weather are 天气怎么样?How is the weather? 今天天气怎么样? How is the weather today? For this […]

Learn Chinese Vocabulary with 10 Famous Chinese Proverbs

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Chinese proverbs are full of wisdom from famous Chinese philosophers and writers. There are wise sayings on pretty much all aspects of our society: personal life, love & friendship, books, time, teaching & learning… You name it.  成语 vs 谚语 There are two types of proverbs (or idioms) in Chinese: 成语 (chéngyǔ) and 谚语 (yányǔ). 成语 […]

Chinese Characters with Radical Mouth 口

Chinese characters are the smallest units of Chinese vocabulary. A lot of Chinese characters have radicals. Here are some examples of Chinese characters with radical mouth 口. Learning them is great for kids to understand the structure of Chinese characters and patterns. #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineseforkids #Chineseforchildren #Chineseasaforeignlanguage #CSL #MSL

Chinese characters with the same radical many times have something in common. Chinese characters containing “口” (mouth) are often grouped together in the “口” section in Chinese dictionaries and usually involves “mouth”. What is a radical? A Chinese radical is so called 部首 bùshǒu, literally meaning, “section header”. It is sometimes translated as an indexing […]

A Guide to Chinese Visual Dictionaries for Kids

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Dictionaries are important for language learning. Visual dictionaries are especially important for young language learners. This is especially true for Chinese learning. Visual dictionaries normally have both pictures and words next to each other. The vivid pictures make Chinese learning much more fun because learners can easily make the connection between the image and the Chinese […]

What Are the Four Seasons in Chinese – Learn Seasons in Chinese

The four seasons in a year are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. In Chinese, we say “春夏秋冬“, that means,  for Chinese people, Spring 春天 is the first season, indicating the start of a year and Winter 冬天 is the last season of a year. WHAT ARE THE 4 SEASONS IN CHINESE Season in Chinese is […]

Eyes, Hand, and Foot.. How to Say Body Parts in Chinese

HLet a child look at himself/herself in the mirror. What would he/she see? As children are curious about themselves, they are eager to learn different parts of their bodies, such as eyes, nose, hands and more. Because they can identify and point to the different body parts, learning the Chinese words is quite easy and […]

It’s Snowing – A Chinese Nursery Rhythm Great to Learn in Winter

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It is dark and cold in winter. It can be however a really interesting season for children, especially on the snowy days. Here let’s learn a Chinese nursery rhythm named “It’s Snowing”. 下雪了 It’s Snowing 下雪了,下雪了 xià xuěle, xià xuěle It is snowing, it is snowing 屋子长高了 wūzi zhǎng gāole Houses grow higher 小路变胖了 xiǎolù […]

How to Learn New Chinese Vocabulary – These 5 Tips Can Help

Let’s say, you read a book and find many new Chinese words. You want to learn these new Chinese words, what do you do? You probably will look up in the dictionary and write them down in a notebook. The words help you to understand the book. But After a while, you may forget about […]

Halloween Chinese Learning

Halloween time is always a fun time for kids. Parties, costumes, trick and treat, candies… so much enjoyment! We can make it also a fun Chinese learning opportunity. We’ve created Halloween Chinese Learning Pack for Children so they can learn some Chinese while getting ready for this very exciting day. What’s in the pack?   […]

Successful Theme Based Chinese Learning Starts from Topic Focused Chinese Vocabulary

Research supports the idea that “learning is an integrated process, a process focused on constructing meaning, and a process largely dependent on the ability to communicate. “(Sandra Rollins Hurley, Ph.D., and Sally Blake, Ph.D.). When we identify the facts and ideas that connect with each other across subjects, we construct meaning. When we learn to […]

Fish, Octopus, and Dolphin… How to Say Sea Life Creatures in Chinese

Kids like zoo and the animals living in the zoo. They also like the creatures living under the water. With so much unknown, the sea world is fascinating. The creatures living in this world are even more amazing: just imagine those colourful fish, mysterious octopus, lovable dolphins, and much more! How about we learn these […]

Tiger, Lion, and Panda… How to Say Zoo Animals in Chinese

After last week’s “Insects Chinese Vocabulary” post, I’ve received many requests for more of this kind of lessons. So here you are, let’s learn how to say zoo animals in Chinese! Zoo is always a fascinating place for kids to visit, again and again. There are many animals living in the zoo and that makes […]