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Shuttecock Game Chinese Lesson

A Brief lesson on playing/ kicking the shuttlecock, a popular pass time for Chinese children. Also, learn to count in Chinese :).

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大家好.
Dàjiā hǎo.
Hello everybody.

谢谢(你们)再次来收看我的视频.
Xièxiè (nǐmen) zàicì lái shōukàn wǒ de shìpín.
Thanks (thank you) for watching my video again.

今天呢我有一点怀旧.
Jīntiān ne wǒ yǒu yīdiǎn huáijiù.
Today I feel a bit nostalgic.

你们看到我的手里有一个什么东西了吗?
Nǐmen kàn dào wǒ de shǒu li yǒu yīgè shénme dōngxi le ma?
Have you guys seen what’s in my hand?

这是什么呢?
Zhè shì shénme ne?
What is this?

这是一个毽子.
Zhè shì yīgè jiànzi.
This is a shuttlecock.

它是用来做什么的(呢)?
Tā shì yòng lái zuò shénme de (ne)?
What do you do with it? What can you use it for? (Literal: This is used for what?)

这个东西呢,是用来踢得.算是一种游戏吧.
Zhège dōngxi ne, shì yòng lái tī de. Suànshì yī zhǒng yóuxì ba.
So this thing is for kicking. Kind of like a game.

就像一个沙包。
Jiù xiàng yīgè shābāo
It’s like a hacky sack.

一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九, 十, 十一, 十二, 十三, 十四, 十五, 十六, 十七, 十八, 十九, 二十, 二(十)一, 二(十)二.. . 等等.
Yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā, jiǔ, shí, shíyī, shí’èr, shísān, shísì, shíwǔ, shíliù, shíqī, shíbā, shíjiǔ, èrshí, Èr (shí) yī, èr (shí) èr.. . Děng děng.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22…etc. (When you count quickly, can omit the ‘ten’ in after the first number from 20 onwards).

我有点累了.
Wǒ yǒudiǎn lèile.
I’m a bit tired.

喘不过来气.
Chuǎn bùguò lái qì.
Can’t breathe through (as in normally).

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Learn a Chinese Tongue Twister- My New Video!

Hi guys, why not give this tongue twister a go?- challenge yourself, challenge friends & family and improve pronounciation the fun way!
Script:

Hi everyone, thanks for listening to my channel
大家好,欢迎收听我的Chinese (Mandarin) Channel.
Dàjiā hǎo, huānyíng shōutīng wǒ de Chinese (Mandarin) Channel.

So today, let’s learn a tongue twister!
今天呢,我们来学一段绕口令吧!
Jīntiān ne, wǒmen lái xué yīduàn ràokǒulìng ba!

This tongue twister is about four and ten.
这段绕口令是和四和十有关系.
Zhè duàn ràokǒulìng shì hé sì hé shí yǒu guānxì.

Four is four ten is ten
四是四 十是十
Sì shì sì shí shì shí

Fourteen is fourteen forty is forty
十四是十四 四十是四十。
shísì shì shísì sìshí shì sìshí.

Don’t say ‘shísì (14)’ like ‘(shíshì truth)’
不要把十四说成是 ‘实事’
Bùyào bǎ shísì shuō chéng shì ‘shíshì’

And don’t say ‘sìshí (40)’ like ‘xì xí”
也不要把四十说成是’细席’。
yě bùyào bǎ sìshí shuō chéng shì’xì xí’.

If you want to say ‘sì (4)’ right touch your teeth with your tongue
要想说对四 舌头碰牙齿。
Yào xiǎng shuō duì sì shétou pèng yáchǐ.

If you want to say ‘shí (10)’ don’t straighten your tongue
要想说对十 舌头别伸直。
Yào xiǎng shuō duì shí shétou bié shēn zhí.

If you want to say ‘sì hé shí (4 and 10)’ right practice lots of ‘shí hé sì (10 and 4)’
要想练对四和十 多多练习十和四。
Yào xiǎng liàn duì sì hé shí duō duō liànxí shí hé sì.

Learn & Speak about Chinese New Year— New Vid

Happy New Year! Welcome the year of the snake~

Chinese Tutorial Videos ( Mandarin)

I have been wanting to make some videos teaching people Chinese for ages, finally I have been able to get things together and so far I have made 4 videos already 🙂

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