Here are the roadside stalls in France and Taiwan, the way they set their booths is so different that we were impressed!
In Taiwan, you wouldn't know there are vendors on the street before they set up their booth cars everyday.
What do the street vendors looks like in your countries?
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新单词 & 片语 New words & phrase 🚨
bù hǎoyìsi a wǒ chídào le
I'm sorry for being late
不好意思 - to be sorry for inconveniencing (someone)
迟到 - to arrive late
Variety of saying it:
I’m sorry for arriving late
I’m sorry for coming late
So next time you are late don’t forget this phrase “不好意思啊我迟到了
bù hǎoyìsi a wǒ chídàole”
Feel free to share other ways of saying “I’m late” in mandarin that you have learnt.
Scene from “I Cannot Hug You 无法拥抱的你”
Today is Chinese Valentine's Day, don't forget to kiss your beloved one💕
As you know, we have many temples in Taiwan, but do you know you can draw lots to know your future?
After drawing a lot, you will see a short poetry on it, that's your fortune.
Now we even have vending machine for fortune lots on street!😮
The one in the picture is for knowing your fortune of love, if you don't have a date on this romantic day, maybe you can draw a lot to comfort your mind😆
Today we talked about directions. The activity is called PLANING A DATE.
1. A map (as in pic 2): draw the main streets in the city
2. A car (as in pic 3)
3. Coupons (as in pic 4): collect some coupons provided by the stores and restaurants nearby the school
1. Teach directions (left/ right/ east/ south/ west/ north ...)
2. Teach verbs & phrases (turn/ go straight/ after you see.../ it’s there: Jiùdàole ...)
1. Pair students by 2
2. Make students pick three coupons
3. Make students practice with their partners upon how to connect the three stores/ restaurants (which store/ restaurant to go first or which road to go ...etc)
4. Make students present their discussion
1. Add more challenges on the map e.g. traffic lights (“colors” might be taught first)
I just released a new video. It is about “The Resources I use to study Chinese grammar”
Also I’m speaking mandarin in this video 🙈 if I made any mistakes, please feel free to correct me in the comment section of the video. Thank you!
CHARACTER REVIEW: Traditional: 地［dì］[ㄉㄧˋ] or [de] [ㄉㄜ]
MODERN MEANINGS: 1) ground, land, earth 2) adverbial particle
SYNONYM: 土 (earth)
CHARACTER TYPE: (?) Phono-semantic - 形聲 (xíng shēng, "form and sound”) CHARACTER NOTES:
The character “地” appears as a noun (meaning earth/ground) and as an adverbial particle (when it appears before a verb). As a noun, it is pronounced ［dì］[ㄉㄧˋ] , and when it appears in particle form it is pronounced [de] [ㄉㄜ]. To learn this character, I find it easier to concentrate on its noun form! I’ve put a “bonus content” section below to discuss “地”’s use as an adverbial particle. The character “地” is mostly considered a phono-semantic character. The radical “土” (which we’ve just learned), gives the meaning of “earth”. The other component of “也” [yě]［ㄧㄝˇ］is said to give the pronunciation hint.
I’ve kept the “土” radical similar to the character painting for “土”! Because “地” often means earth, I’ve decided to make the rest of the character as a map of the earth!
BONUS CONTENT: The Three Homonyms: ”地，的，得”
This will be fore more advanced speakers/writers of Chinese, but I’m including this here just in case! This is something I’ve had a lot of trouble with when I was learning Chinese - and even native speakers confuse these three characters sometimes. The three characters above (two of which we have now learned!), are pronounced the same (de) and appear commonly in Chinese writing. How to distinguish them though? Here is a great explanation I found: **动前“土”，名前“白”，动形中间“双人”来**。
Use 地 (土字旁) before verbs, 的 (白字旁) after nouns, and 得 (双人旁) between a verb and an adverb.
Area, place, space （earth + square）
--- pinyin: Dìfāng --- Traditional: 地方
— Simplified: same
On the ground
--- pinyin: Dìshàng --- Traditional: 地上
— Simplified: same
--- pinyin: Dìxià --- Traditional: 地下
— Simplified: same
earth/globe （earth + ball）
--- pinyin: Dìqiú --- Traditional: 地球
— Simplified: same
In Summer, having some cold fruit is the best thing to do!😍
Here are some fruits you can find very often in Taiwan, which kind is your favorite?
Do you have any special ways to eat them?
Share in comment!
(I always eat freezing lychi, and passion fruit with honey👍👍👍)
Saw this from @chalkacademy FB site, that @spotofsunshine had DIY on these material. Simply love it and it looks super easy to set up so I decided to make a set for M. I changed the counters to nuts instead Sunny's original version using felt hearts. I pictured those nuts would be able to hold pom poms as another form of counters.
It does need a lot of concentration while putting the pom poms on the nuts (as I made a mistake of giving him a mixture of felt pom poms and those furry type which are much softer and harder to hold on the nuts, the felt pom poms would be perfect). He got frustrated at one point but he managed to slowly finished them before he moved on to other activities.
We had a lot of carton boxes recently so i cut out into card form, pipe cleaners and got the nuts from local hardware shop for just $3. These not only trained on his pincer grasp (with or without tongs), it's a sensory learning on the chinese characters of numbers (he had almost mastered on writting 1-10 now) and doing countings. With different set up, it can also used for colour matching or arranging by shades or even use other counters like stickers. If I have gotten enough nuts, I would probably make it into numeric form so they have the visual of numbers too.
#Mryantw#Chineseradical Jade玉 Stone石 Tile瓦
The valuable Jade could be the jewellery or piano.
The easily broke tile also uses on the vase and ceramic.
(Some people may found another video due to my mistake. That one will be next week.) #chineselearning#chinesetradional [Instagram] https://Instagram.com/mr.yam.tw