How do you say “Sushi in a hot bath” or “Pie sleeping”? Or other silly combinations of food and holiday activities?
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 HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES 假日运动 Jiàrì yùndòng to get some crazy characters, and then learned what to call them in Chinese!
Here are the words we covered—all within the space of only 25 minutes:
zài diàoyú de shǔ tiáo
在睡觉的派 | 睡覺的派
zài shuìjiào de pài
在开游轮的苹果 | 在開遊輪的蘋果
zài yóulún de píngguǒ
Sushi in a bathtub of soup
zài yùgāng pàotāng de shòusī
Watermelon swimming in seeds
一片西瓜在种子里面游泳 | 一片西瓜在種子裡面游泳
yīpiàn xīguā zài zhǒngzǐ lǐmiàn yóuyǒng
Penguin going to Legoland
去乐高乐园的企鹅 | 去樂高樂園的企鵝
qù lègāo lèyuán de qì’é
Bubble tea bunny in a lake
zài hú lǐ de zhēnzhū nǎichá tùzǐ
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!