This week’s Chinese lesson is on body parts. Also, I produced a series of videos on body parts (see How to say eyes, ears, nose and mouth in Chinese?) in 2009. The content matched the vocabulary required by the textbook. So I decided to use the video as part of teaching materials for students to watch and practice at home.
1. Online flashcards & tests: I created an account on quizlet.com and keyed in Chinese words, pinyin and their English translations to make a list of flashcards online. Please visit https://quizlet.com/88111320/flashcards.
It now has 68 virtual flashcards, which has Chinese character on the front, pinyin and English on the back. You can flip the virtual card by clicking on “Click to flip”. Also, you can make good use of other tools like https://quizlet.com/88111320/scatter and https://quizlet.com/88111320/test.
2. Video. Watch the video and reading along with it. Try to practice with your own eyes, ears, nose and mouth. You can also visit How to say eyes, ears, nose and mouth in Chinese? for more details.
Due to the size of the program, content in the frame below may display blank. Simply refresh the current webpage or press F5 on your keyboard for the refresh function. (Please enable your computer audio and increase the speaker volume. You can hear the words when they are spoken and follow the sound track):
Click here to see the whole screen PPT presentation.
Or you can view the presentation in an interactive mode: Chinese Learning for Babies (Lesson 2-Amazing Body): How to say eyes, ears, nose and mouth in Chinese?
3. Video. Roughly 600 Chinese characters, around 4% of the total, derive directly from pictures, which we call pictograms — stylized drawings of the objects they represent. This Qiaohu video shows you how Chinese characters progress from pictures to modern Chinese. It also teaches Chinese characters on body parts in a fun and interesting way.
4. Stroke order refers to the order in which the strokes of a Chinese character are written. A stroke is a movement of a writing instrument on a writing surface.
Over the millennium a set of generally agreed rules have been developed by custom. Minor variations exist between countries, but the basic principles remain the same, namely that writing characters should be economical, with the fewest hand movements to write the most strokes possible. There are minor discrepancies in stroke orders between simplified and traditional Chinese characters.
Go to www.WrittenChinese.com, type in any Chinese word and you can see the stroke order demo for that word.
5. YouTube Song Video 1. I like this cute children’s song. Listen and sing along with it! Here is the song words and English translations.
This is my head. I nod (my head) when I say thanks.
These are my eyes. They shine to show you my love.
This is my nose. I use it to smell the wonderful scents of the world.
This is my mouth. I use it to smile at you.
These are my ears. I use it to hear your g beautiful singing voice.
This is my chin. It is close to my little mouth.
This is my smile. It is as sweet as candy can be.
This is my face. Please like it as it is.
6. YouTube Song Video 2. This fun song is great for dancing. Can you remember the words?
7. Homework. This week’s homework is easy! Click here to download the homework5-1 to review at home.
Do you have any good resources on body parts?
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