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.
We used the mash-up challenge: combine a food and a piece of clothing! FOOD + FASHION!
This led to some really weird combinations!
Look in the video for a “Chiku Wearing a Singlet” and a “Gummy Bear Wearing a Tutu”!
And these are the words we learned:
Cupcake wearing mittens (gloves)
dài shǒutào de bēizi dàngāo
Scallion Pancake wearing underwear
chuān nèikù de cōng yóu bǐng
Chiku wearing a singlet
chuān hànshān de rénxīnguǒ
Tea Bag wearing a T-shirt
chuān T-xù de chá bāo
Carrot Jack and the Beanstalk
Húluóbo jiékè yǔ módòu
Hamburger wearing socks
chuān wàzi de hànbǎo
Gummy Bear wearing a tutu
chuān bālěiwǔ qún de xiǎoxióng ruǎn táng
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.
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!