By Cathy Morales,2014-06-10 18:34
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     Mandarin Monthly

     Seattle Schools Language Program

    Monthly Guide: Do you know what Asian children like to Culture magnifier collect? Here they are! They are Hello What are some things Kitty and Doraemon that we celebrate and magnets and say in December in Pocket Monster Chinese? trinkets. Kids can put ----------------------------------- the magnets on their I can read it ! refrigerators, and

    decorate their desks. I can write it ! There are hundreds Home activities. of different kinds of What did we learn last collectables such as month? these.

     Culture magnifier: Chinese people dont like 4!?

     Time is the great ally thgrandpas 90 birthday, we try not to Chinese people dont like the number (4). This is NOT because Chinese in development of have four on the card. th of some Satan was born on the 4We dont like four, but we like bā language month. We don’t have a Chinese (8), because 8 sounds like fā (make proficiency. equivalent for Satan. When we a fortune)” People like to have 8 on pronounce sì (4), it simply sounds -- Helena Curtain & their license plate, in their phone like sǐ(die). Imagine if you read a number, or in their address. Here is a Carol Ann Dahlberg-- car license plate with 444 in it, it would little quiz! According this passage, sound like die die die. I believe no one guess which day the opening day of would like that on their car. Also, some Beijin 2008 OLYNPIC Games is. hospitals and buildings avoid having a Hint: fourth floor. Moreover, when we write

    cards to celebrate good event, like

     What do we celebrate and say in Chinese in


    Thanks to the influence from western, in to Christmas parties with their friends on thDecember, people in China will also 25 December, and go to public celebrate Christmas and New Years, places to participate in whole night but we celebrate them in deferent concerts, and enjoy firework shows on ways. Celebrating Christmas is very New Year. However, parents usually Send Christmas & New popular among all students and the choose to stay at home for relax. So, young generations. Students make or Year greeting cards are how do we say Merry Christmas and buy Christmas cards for their friends also very popular Happy New Year? Answer:

    and the teachers they like. They also between students in shèng dàn jié kuài lè exchange gifts and go to parties. For Asia. (Merry Christmas) young Chinese people, Christmas and New Years are not the days for the xīn nián kuài lè family to gather together. They will go (Happy New Year)

     I can read it! I can write it! Lets draw the

    characters for Big and Lets learn Pinyin and Chinese characters together! Small two times each in the grids provided. Pinyin Sounds like I can say some Chinese words!

    Woods z(i) zi (Chair)