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: 20 mins | Hosts: Woo Yen Yen, Colin Goh and Teacher Hsiao
In this session—on 12 December 2020—we continued with the theme of food characters wearing different types of clothing! (For Part 1 with this theme, go here: [How do you say different kinds of clothing in Chinese? | Dim Sum Warriors)
The kids really challenged Colin with their wacky suggested combinations—but he was too busy chuckling to complain. We’re very impressed with your imagination, kids—or maybe it’s Mummy and Daddy trying to get in on the fun too. No worries! The whole family is welcome to play with us in our Doodle Dates! We bet some grownups will pick up some new words too!
Here are the words we covered—all within the space of only 20 minutes:
Salad wearing overalls
Chuān lián shēn kù de shālā
Tempura wearing a tuxedo
穿燕尾服的天妇罗 | 穿燕尾服的天婦羅
chuān yànwěifú de tiān fù luō
Fried chicken wearing a turtleneck sweater
穿高领毛衣的炸鸡 | 穿高領毛衣的炸雞
chuān gāo lǐng máoyī de zhá jī
Cookie wearing a coat
穿外套的饼干 | 穿外套的餅乾
chuān wàitào de bǐnggān
Sausage wearing a dress
穿洋装的香肠 | 穿洋裝的香腸
chuān yángzhuāng de xiāngcháng
Lotus leaf-wrapped chicken & glutinous rice wearing a beret (Lor Mai Gai – a Cantonese dim sum)
戴贝雷帽的糯米鸡 / 戴貝雷帽的糯米鷄
dài bèi léi mào de nuòmǐ jī
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 Saturdays, sign up here: https://www.dimsumwarriors.com/introsession/
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!