How to teach 成语 ?

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How to teach 成语 ?

Postby sleepy » Sun May 09, 2010 8:39 pm

How do you teach your child 成语?

Need to apply the appropriate 成语 in the right context. Seem quite tough.

Any 成语 books to recommend that are easy to digest for primary level? Ideally with hanyu pinyin or English explanations

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Postby mumwgals » Sun May 09, 2010 8:54 pm

I got this book from popular, you may have a look here, Popular Chinese Idoioms.

There is one on Chinese Proverbs.

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Postby rains » Mon May 10, 2010 10:04 am

Personally, I'm of the opinion that it's impossible to learn Chinese proverbs using English. It will not internalise.

I have this book '成语我ok', about the size of an A5 exercise book. I got it at a book fair at my kid's school, so I'm not sure if Popular has it. It contains 4-word proverbs, explained by the use of Chinese comics. When it is not possible to explain the origin, the comics would be about how to use it.

I thought it quite a simple read.

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Postby HyperKiasu » Mon May 10, 2010 10:44 am

Channel 8 Weekend program: 成语万花筒...might be a good source....

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Postby jedamum » Mon May 10, 2010 5:40 pm

HyperKiasu wrote:Channel 8 Weekend program: 成语万花筒...might be a good source....

what time?

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Postby tamarind » Mon May 10, 2010 6:03 pm

The best way to teach is for parents to use it in real life :wink:

For example, when my girl likes something, she will hold it in her hands all day long, even when she has to go to the toilet. I tell her this is 爱不释手 !

In order to remind myself to use 成语, I used to stick many 成语 on the walls :wink:

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Postby HyperKiasu » Mon May 10, 2010 7:12 pm

jedamum wrote:
HyperKiasu wrote:Channel 8 Weekend program: 成语万花筒...might be a good source....

what time?



should be morning time after 9am. (host by 郭亮) forget whether it is Saturday or Sunday.

My ds loves to watch this program though he might not understand but he just feels fun....if he feels fun then i explain bit by bit....

http://www.google.com.sg/search?q=%E6%8 ... CDAQqwQwAw

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Postby HyperKiasu » Mon May 10, 2010 7:14 pm

tamarind wrote:The best way to teach is for parents to use it in real life :wink:

For example, when my girl likes something, she will hold it in her hands all day long, even when she has to go to the toilet. I tell her this is 爱不释手 !

In order to remind myself to use 成语, I used to stick many 成语 on the walls :wink:


yes, my hubby also tries to teach ds 成语 in real life....quite fun actually. parents also brush up and learn....

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Postby Guest » Mon May 10, 2010 7:23 pm

I don't teach, just use it!! :wink:
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Postby HyperKiasu » Mon May 10, 2010 7:52 pm

when i see ds gobble food too fast, i will ask him not to 狼吞虎咽, better 细嚼慢咽....

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