Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! I hate broccoli.

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I would never use this phrase because I LOVE broccoli. However, I have these things called boys. Hahaha!  Although they might be happy to use the phrase, “I hate broccoli,” they know they have no choice in the matter, so they eat it up.

One thing I’ve learned to do is that if they don’t like something, I’ll ask questions like, “Is it salty or sweet?” or “Is it slimy or sticky?” so it feels more like an experiment… and they give it a try! What’s the hardest veggie to get your kids to eat? You can totally pop it in this sentence by using Challenge 2 in the first box!

🇨🇳Chinese {Mandarin}
🇧🇷Brazilian Portuguese
🇷🇺 Russian

Okay, Darian. True or false?

“I hate broccoli.”

What is it? False?

Not true at all, huh?

I like it. How about for you?

True or false?

You hate broccoli.

I don’t like broccoli.

You don’t like it?


Today’s phase is, “I hate broccoli,”

but you can always switch out the food

that you just really don’t like at all.

Like, I hate cookies.

True or false?


Totally false! Okay.

You love cookies.

I do.

You like them soft, always so soft.

I like my cookies soft and warm.

Why do you like them soft and warm?

I like them crunchy.

They taste so good like that.

But they’re crunchy.


So, I hate crunchy cookies.

Why do you not like them?

They’re so yummy.

Okay, so if you want today’s, this week’s

Phrase of the Day calendar, DM us.

We are going to try out the phrase

in one language.

Darian has the random language generator.

And Darian, why don’t you go ahead

and push that? All right, we got Chinese–



Mandarin. Ooo. Here we go.

What’s the difference with

Chinese Mandarin and Chinese?

Okay, so some people call it “Chinese,”

and some people call it “Mandarin.”

Depending on who they are.

But there’s also– there’s different types of

Chinese that’s spoken.

So it could be Cantonese.

So we just make sure we distinguish by

both names, so nobody gets confused.



Okay, awesome.

So if you already have the $35 phrasebook,

you can follow along in the app

in the language of your choice.

Yep, looks just like that.

Okay, so to find the phrase,

you’re going to go to ‘H’ for?

‘H’ for, “High-five?”

Oo, high five it.

Okay, and then we’re going to go over to “Hate,”

and then we’re going to try, “I hate broccoli.”

Okay. Something interesting, Darian,

in the movie…

I forgot what it’s called in English.

I can only think of Spanish.

The emotions movie. That Disney one.

Where they have, like,
different emotions in the head.


What’s it called in English?

Inside Out.

Inside Out in English. Yeah, okay.

It’s like a way different name in Spanish.

What happens in it is they change

one of the scenes for–

I want to say it’s, like, for Japan for something.

You have to Google it.

But they change the scene where the

little girl doesn’t like the broccoli,

and they change it to bell peppers

because there, they don’t like bell peppers.



And so like different countries,

they have like that food that kids don’t like,

and it changes based on the country.


Is that interesting?

I want to see that now.

Yeah, yeah.

It’s– I saw it in the– in, like, an article.

I thought it was really cool.

Okay, let’s try out this phrase, “I hate broccoli.”

We are just starting with Mandarin,

so no judgment here.

We’re just going to have fun,

and jump in with these tones,

and just have a good time.













I’m going to play the fast, the full phrase

for everybody else,

but Darian, you don’t have to say it

because we’re just starting.

When you’re just starting,

I want you to feel really good

about saying a word at a time

until that feels really easy to you.

And just listen to the full phrase.

So, I’ll just listen,

but Darian, if you want to say it, you can.

I’m going to back it up one second.

Oh, I backed up a lot of seconds. Hold on.

It’ll repeat a little.


Oh, okay here goes the full phrase.

“wǒ tǎo yàn xī lán huā.”

“wǒ tǎo yàn xī lán huā.”

Oh! That was really good.

See? Darian’s brave. He just went for it.

I’m like, “I need a hot minute to– to learn that”

But as you do the word at a time,

it gets easier and easier.

Just like, when your kids are little,

and they, like, want something,

but they’re kind of being naughty about it,

and so you guide them word by word

on how to say it.

So it’s that similar kind of thing.

So, awesome!

So this is a fun phrase that you can start using

in your home to make your opinions known

in a foreign language.

Okay thanks for joining us this week.

Bye! Bye!


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