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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mandarin Chinese links - updated Sept. 18, 2010

Here are some links that I have found to be useful. I will be updating this regularly.


Type in a word and hear how to say it. -


Beginner-level, free reading material. -

A variety of reading material. - A Chinese Text Sampler


Learn Chinese characters - Sagwa on PBS Kids


Cartoons in Mandarin - click on a picture and see what you get! - cartoons


Chinese children's songs

Children's songs in Mandarin


Child Book

Better Chinese - we're using My First Chinese Reader Level 1. We found them here, but ordered from Child Book. (see above link) There's a great free online trial available, as well.


Many stories from Sun Flower Language Studio

A Fox and a Cat

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Lion King - Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Lion King - I Just Can't Wait to Be King

Lion King - Hakuna Matata

NEW - Jungle Book - Bare Necessities


Language Guide GREAT interactive site.

Kids Chinese Club only 3 lessons, but they got Bug off to a good start. We did a 12-week subscription for $12, then canceled. She got a lot out of it.

Chinese For Kids

Free online lessons


Posts from my blog

Bug's first try at Chinese writing

Video of Bug counting to 10 in Mandarin

Chinese New Year's Eve party 2010

新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) Happy New Year!

Today is Chinese New Year. We were invited to a New Year's Eve party last night at our local Chinese restaurant. Bug was excited because it meant that she would get to stay up late, as we didn't head over there until 9PM. Here she is with the kids whose parents own the place.

We have a couple of Flat Stanley's visiting us right now, so they came along for the party, too.

Red envelopes = money!Many pictures were taken...

Our hosts for the evening.

Here's a shot of just about everyone that was there.
There was food. A lot of food. They were unable to tell us what much of it was. Other than the one container of soup (below), there were 2-4 plates of each of these. There also was a really good saugage (we think) and asparagus dish that I didn't get a picture of. It came out later, and I forgot to take a shot.

The butter shrimp was tasty.

Bug was fascinated by these shrimp.

We're pretty sure this was octopus...

Very yummy fish.

Pickled chicken feet, anyone? When they brought this out they said "chicken legs". We all looked at it and said "No, chicken feet." This was followed by laughter all around.

Duck and beef. Quite tasty.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Too Chicken to Plunge

While she's "too chicken to plunge", Bug does want to help out the Special Olympics along with her fellow karate students. Will you help her raise some money? Click here to donate: