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DD is a big Dora fan: she loves watching Dora, the explorer in the Nick Jr; she is very good at playing Dora games, she wears pj with the images of Dora and Boots; and she has a whole set of spoons and dishes printed with the images of Dora.

Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs) Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs)
Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs) Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs)

Just like any parent in the world who will buy anything that fulfills her wishes for her little one, I bought a set of DVDs featuring Dora speaking Chinese.

This set of Dora the explorer DVDs features five DVDs, each 25 minutes long and containing two episodes. I was amazed to find out the Chinese production company did an excellent job in translating the English dialogues into Chinese. They also found the right voice talents to do the dubbing. I was greatly impressed to hear Dora, Booths and “the backpack” singing in Chinese!

The DVDs can be played by my picky JVC DVD player without any problem. I can choose the voice to be Chinese or English, and subtitles either in Chinese, English or none. It is fairly easy to use since all the menus are in Chinese and English.

Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs)  Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs)
Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs) Bilingual DVD: Dora the Explorer (Chinese/English, 5 DVDs)

And I have a little wish that I hope Dora will help me fulfill:

Dora, Dora, the explorer,
The brave little girl I admire;
I wish you can, I wish you might,
Help my daughter speak Chinese right.

What are your wishes for your little one(s)?
And how do you find help to fulfill them?


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Comments

  1. 1
    Tallulah@BilingualBabes // November 14th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Lena,
    How wonderful to see that there is a Chinese edition of Dora. I have actually just borrowed one of these DVDs from a friend, whose child is also learning Mandarin, and can’t wait to watch it with my kids!
    I’m not sure if you got my email, but I tried to buy the e reading book and some other products from your bookshop, but wanted to check the postage, as it was coming up so high. Is there any option other than UPS for delivery to the UK?
    Take care,
    Tallulah

  2. 2
    Tallulah@BilingualBabes // November 14th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Lena,
    How wonderful to see that there is a Chinese edition of Dora. I have actually just borrowed one of these DVDs from a friend, whose child is also learning Mandarin, and can’t wait to watch it with my kids!
    I’m not sure if you got my email, but I tried to buy the e reading book and some other products from your bookshop, but wanted to check the postage, as it was coming up so high. Is there any option other than UPS for delivery to the UK?
    Take care,
    Tallulah

  3. 3
    Lina // December 6th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Hello, Tallulah:

    I apologize to respond to your comments on my blog so late…. I was busy in updating my site and taking care of the twins. So I didn’t get a chance to log into my blog for one month…..

    Choose USPS large box or USPS Priority International as the shipping method. It will be much more reasonable. UPS and FedEx charge premium because the shipping time is only 2-3 business days. For USPS large box or USPS Priority International, it will take 6-15 business days for your order to come. (also, please use “2checkout” to check out since pay pal doesn’t work well for international orders)

    I am so glad that you are interested in the e-pen and audio books. Please feel free to contact me for any inquires or any problems about the order.

    Happy holiday to you and Little ones!

    Lina Dickson

  4. 4
    Patricia // December 10th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Hi Lina,

    I have a set of Dora DVDs in Chinese version. However when we you choose to play in Chinese, they sometimes mix Chinese with English. For example, Dora will say a long sentence in Chinese, then mention a key word in between in English. I assume it is aiming to teach Chinese children English. However I find this is very confusing to my little boy who is teaching as bilingual.

    I just wonder whether your Dora DVD does the same? Thanks.

  5. 5
    Lina // December 11th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    @Patricia: Yes, the Chinese version of Dora was originally produced to teach Chinese children English. So the long sentence in Chinese, said by Dora, was to explain the Chinese meanings of the English keyword. The Dora DVD I have has 80% Chinese and 20% English. Since my daughter understands both languages, it doesn’t bother her at all.

  6. 6
    Rosey // November 4th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    How fun that Dora’s in Chinese. Now I’m singing the theme song. 🙂

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

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