Like colors, we see shapes everywhere in our world. Learning the basic shapes i is very important for any Chinese learners, especially children as they can associate shapes to the real life objects that they are learning at the same time.
Basic Chinese Shapes
There are many shapes, and the most common ones are as follows:
Real Life Shape Objects
Everything is in the form of a shape, for example,
一块西瓜 a piece of watermelon – 三角形 triangle
钟 clock – 圆形 circle
风筝 kite – 菱形 diamond
星星 star – 星形 star
书 book – 长方形 rectangle
礼物盒 gift box – 正方形 square
鸡蛋 egg – 椭圆形 oval
Can you list more examples of various shapes? e.g. Which objects are the shape of Square?
More Activities for Learning Shapes in Chinese
Apart from the vocabulary (maybe using flashcards), it would be great for children to do some exercise to strengthen their learning. We’ve created a workbook for this purpose: Learn Shapes in Mandarin Chinese Workbook.
Let’s have a look at a couple more of the activities. Below are a couple of examples.
Match the shapes with their corresponding Mandarin names.
Trace and write shapes and their Chinese names.
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Resources You Might Be Interested
- Chinese Learning Flashcards Hive
- Learn Chinese Shapes Workbook for Kids
- Colors in Chinese -Learn Basic Chinese Colors