How do you say “Hamburger playing basketball” or “Ramen skiing”? Or other silly combinations of food and sports?

Check out our video of yet another crazy Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Doodle Date—where our artist Colin draws the wacky things kids suggest, while former professor Yen Yen and certified Taiwanese schoolteacher Teacher Hsiao help to translate them into Chinese.


Duration: 25 mins | Hosts: Woo Yen Yen, Colin Goh and Teacher Hsiao

In this session, we mashed FOOD 食物 shíwù up with SPORTS 运动 yùndòng to get some crazy characters, and learned what to call them in Chinese!

Here are the words we covered—all within the space of only 25 minutes:

Xiajiao jogging
虾饺在慢跑 | 蝦餃在慢跑
xiā jiǎo zài mànpǎo

Rainbow Cake rock climbing
彩虹蛋糕在攀岩
cǎihóng dàngāo zài pānyán

Durian swimming
榴莲在游泳 | 榴蓮在游泳
liúlián zài yóuyǒng

Hamburger playing basketball
汉堡在打篮球 | 漢堡在打籃球
hànbǎo zài dǎ lánqiú

Ramen skiing
拉面在滑雪 | 拉麵在滑雪
lāmiàn zài huáxuě

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) playing soccer
椰浆饭在踢足球 | 椰漿飯在踢足球
yē jiāng fàn zài tī zúqiú

And here’s a mini-poster you can use for reference!

Note: Where there are differences between Simplified Chinese 简体字 (used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia) and Traditional Chinese 繁体子 (used in Taiwan and Hong Kong), you can see the Simplified version on the left/top and the Traditional version on the right/bottom.

The Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Doodle Dates are FREE 20-minute draw-along and language-learning sessions held on our private Facebook Group, where kids will be immersed naturally in a bilingual (English+Chinese) creative environment.

If you want to join this FREE session on 2 Saturdays a month, sign up here: 

 

Learning is better when you’re laughing!

We get kids to learn languages creatively through comics!

Meanwhile, we’ve also got many more resources to help you practice and expand your vocabulary if you join the Dim Sum Warriors Club—online quizzes, printable activities, lesson plans, all the stories and reading tech functions in our app, and an expanded version of our Doodle Date with story readings, drawing tips and more.

You dim sum—you win some!