Emotions are a difficult topic to discuss in any language. I have created a simple emotion wheel with illustrations that you can use with your kids. Here is the audio to go with the simple emotions/feelings wheel, which you can download by clicking the button below. 興奮 hing1 fan5excited
恭喜發財! gung1 hei2 faat3 coi4Have a prosperous new year! (Chinese New Year’s greeting)
This audio accompanies the vocabulary on food (one page of dim sum and one page of other dishes). 蒸排骨 zing1 paai4 gwat1steamed pork ribs
This audio accompanies the second set of flashcards on measure words. Click here for the first post on measure words containing audio samples. The first set of measure word flashcards can be downloaded here. For a table summarising common measure words in Chinese, click here. To download the second set of flashcards, click the button below: 一把鉸剪 jat1 baa2 gaau2 zin2one pair of scissors
Here is some Christmas vocabulary that be used as a poster or cut up into flashcards or the festive season.
Here is poster on vehicles that can also be cut up and used as flashcards. Click the button below to download them as a PDF.
感恩 (gam2 jan1) means being grateful. It’s been a challenging year for most people amidst the Covid pandemic and hopefully families will be able to come together in some way for Thanksgiving, even if it is only remotely. There are some words that do not translate well to English and a prime example is the word ‘gravy’. 肉汁 (juk6 zap1) means ‘meat juice’ and could be interpreted as the juices coming from meat, but this is probably the closest equivalent. 醬汁 (zoeng3 zap1) is another option but its meaning is closer to ‘sauce’. 芡汁 (hin3 zap1) could possibly be used in this context. You may have heard this referred to…