About Chinese words

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by allseasons » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:30 am

Thanks a lot Kattay.. Wow, you have a blog. Please let me know the link, so I can visit it.. :)

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by HappyFaye » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:18 pm

Thanks Kattay, for the reminder. I actually forgot about the mindmap :slapshead: Yes this is a fantastic way of showing the relationship between different 词语。

As for 成语, yes i do explain its 典故 if the 典故 is interesting and if I can remember :oops: Else, I normally break up the words and explain from there.

Looking forward to your blog too!

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by pixiedust » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:44 am

kattay, well-written explanation on “的”, “地” and “得”- it took me many months, checking many books before I figured out how to explain to ds.

Please do continue to share resources and tips on learning chinese. At upper primary, we find it very 吃力 as kid's foundation in language is not strong and lacks the 语感.

Ladies, you can find kattay's blog by checking her [profile].

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by HappyFaye » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 pm

Tell me about it!

I just don't understand why my kids' spoken chinese can be so 惨不忍‘听’

Can only blame myself for realising it only now. But late better than never :smile:

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by kattay » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:08 pm

With your (parents) active participation in your child's journey in learning Chinese, he/ she will do better. There are some不闻不问parents and parents who do not see the value in Chinese...

Keep up the good work :)


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Re: About Chinese words

Post by SAHM_TAN » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:14 pm

Hi kattay,

May I know what are the Chinese characters a child must know before going to P1? May I know where can I find such list?

Thank you

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by autumnbronze » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:20 pm

Hi kattay,

:thankyou: for sharing. This is great stuff :celebrate:

Have bookmarked your blog!!

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by kattay » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi SAHM_TAN,

From what I know, MOE did not determine a fixed list of Chinese words a pre-schooler must learn, unlike for primary school. Each pre-school centre will determine their own list.

Personally, I think we can teach our children words relating to the following:
-Numbers
-Certain common occupations (like teacher, fireman, police etc...)
-Feelings (happy, sad, angry etc...)
-Colours
-Body parts
-Actions (jump, write, walk etc...)
-Places (park, beach, playground etc...)
-Nature/ surronding (sun, moon, day, night etc...)
-Daily activities (showering, eating, sleeping etc...)
-Family members
-Animals
-Games/ sports
-Comparisons (up/down, tall/short etc...)
-Prepositions (behind, on top etc)
-Conjunctions (and, but, or etc...)

The list of not exhaustive. You can think of some more. Some could be 认读字for the time being; don't need to learn to write. These words often appear in story books, so by learning how to read help the children to enjoy the story better. These words are also something that are relevant to them, so it'll help them to articulate their thoughts and reduce their frustration. And it'll help in their oral next time.

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by SAHM_TAN » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:09 pm

kattay wrote:Hi SAHM_TAN,

From what I know, MOE did not determine a fixed list of Chinese words a pre-schooler must learn, unlike for primary school. Each pre-school centre will determine their own list.

Personally, I think we can teach our children words relating to the following:
-Numbers
-Certain common occupations (like teacher, fireman, police etc...)
-Feelings (happy, sad, angry etc...)
-Colours
-Body parts
-Actions (jump, write, walk etc...)
-Places (park, beach, playground etc...)
-Nature/ surronding (sun, moon, day, night etc...)
-Daily activities (showering, eating, sleeping etc...)
-Family members
-Animals
-Games/ sports
-Comparisons (up/down, tall/short etc...)
-Prepositions (behind, on top etc)
-Conjunctions (and, but, or etc...)

The list of not exhaustive. You can think of some more. Some could be 认读字for the time being; don't need to learn to write. These words often appear in story books, so by learning how to read help the children to enjoy the story better. These words are also something that are relevant to them, so it'll help them to articulate their thoughts and reduce their frustration. And it'll help in their oral next time.


Thanks for the suggestion :smile:

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Re: About Chinese words

Post by SAHM_TAN » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:31 pm

Hi kattay,

Do you know if there are books on the correct word to use for types of quantity for items? For example 1 xx table, 1 xx cloth, 1 xx apple, etc. TIA

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