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How Chinese characters were formed 4-compound from 人

Date: May 29, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters

I am going to show you how to build some new Chinese words and phrases from the character 人 rén – person we have learnt already. Hope you remember this is 人 person. We read it in pinyin: rén.             大 looks like a person with arms outstretched to show…

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春的组合

How Chinese characters were formed 3

Date: May 28, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters

What a lovely sunny morning. I saw the sunshine through my window. A easy quiz for you guys when you are enjoying the Spring morning sunshine. What does this character mean when three people said they all have seen the sun? My collage artwork might give you some hints.            …

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Children learning how Chinese words were formed

Date: May 23, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Students in Actions

The children have been leaning how the Chinese words were formed. The pictures here shows how they are getting on.    

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Montessori inspired Mandarin Chinese corner

Date: May 23, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Montessori Inspired

This is our Montessori inspired Mandarin Chinese learning setting. Children love to discover Chinese numbers, Pinyin, colours, books, cards matching games, and character writing etc. at this corner.   Nesting Box Discovery:             Montessori Inspired-Matching game:               Recognizing Chinese Characters through Montessori’s 3 Part…

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How Chinese characters were formed 2

Date: May 23, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters

  I have transformed the ancient Chinese character drawings into modern Chinese characters. These characters are pictograms — stylised drawings of the objects they represent. I am going to show you how to use these characters to build and form new words and phrases in the coming post. 12 Ancient Chinese character drawings    …

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Little hands, come out – Xiǎo shǒushou, chū lái le

Date: May 20, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Reading Stories, Videos

Little hands, come out – Xiǎo shǒushou, chū lái le ! 1. Can you hear these words and phrases in this story?     Little hands – xiǎo shǒu shou -小 手 手     Little head – xiǎo nǎo dài – 小 脑  袋     Little face – xiǎo liǎn dàn – 小 脸 蛋    …

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Connected together -Lián zài yì qǐ

Date: May 20, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Reading Stories, Videos

I have good memories of reading this story. My son Louis loved to finish each sentence with me : ” Lián zài yì qǐ le!” when he was a little! 1. Can you hear these words and phrases in this story? Gold fish – jīn yú – 金鱼 Duck – yā zǐ – 鸭子 Elephant…

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Good Evening, Moon-Yuè liàng, wǎn shàng hǎo

Date: May 16, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Reading Stories

Moon – Yuè liàng – 月亮 Good evening – Wǎn shàng hǎo – 晚上好 Dark cloud – wū yún – 乌云 Don’t come here – bié guò lāi – 别过来 Sorry – duì bù qǐ – 对不起 Bye – zài jiàn – 再见 Moon -Yuè liàng – 月亮 kittens – Xiǎo māo – 小貓 Roof…

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How Chinese characters were formed 1? 12 basic radicals/characters

Date: May 13, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Chinese characters

I have been using picture representing Chinese characters (象形文字 Xiang xing wen zi)to teach my students. After the last couple of years’ teaching, I now can put them together with the method I have developed and I call it 象形图像识字法 Pictogram-Visual Chinese character learning method. You will be be able to learn 150 Chinese characters…

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Learning Chinese characters from nature

Date: May 8, 2013 Author: Jing Wang Categories: Outdoor Activities

We like to take Louis out to do and learn things from nature. We went to visit the Sussex Wild Trust Nature Reserve “Woods Mill” last Bank holiday. Here are some photos.     We also saw butterflies/蝴蝶 hú dié and other small insects like Ground Beetle, Harvestman,  Spider,  Mite…..hiding in the grass.  

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