Chinese {Mandarin]

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23 Sep: Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! Jump!

Here’s a super simple phrase for even the most resistant foreign language learner in your family. “Jump!” is just one word, but a full phrase! Switch from saying this phrase in English and I stress encourage your kids in a foreign language to jump off the diving board or into the lake. I have no doubt that your child will understand this simple phrase after a few hours of using this single word every time your kid jumps into the water! I bet you they won’t even realize they are learning it!


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11 Aug: Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! I’m okay.

I thought of our friends with moody teens and tweens when adding, “I’m okay,” to the calendar. Do you notice around the teen years kids are never great or bad? Just… okay. I want kids to be excited to learn, so sometimes we need to add in phrases that honestly reflect their emotions. So here’s to the, “I’m okay.” I’m just happy they are saying it in a foreign language!

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04 Aug: Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! My stomach hurts.

All right. Let’s hear ’em! Tell me your worst throw up story. I know you have them! We all do. Somehow our moms forget to tell us about all the throw-up that happens when you have kids. It’s like they block that part out! And I can see why!

When Darian was little, he had a bad flu and kept throwing up. We were trying to get him to make it to the toilet or trash can to throw up… but he threw up in the hall… or near the toilet on the ground… or to the right of the trash can. By the middle of the night, I was SO tired. Like physically tired from the lack of sleep and tired of cleaning up throw up again and again. Finally he was fine, and I laid down to sleep until I was suddenly awoken by him telling me that he was going to throw up 😦 and I literally sat up and cupped my hands, catching it as it went down my arms 😭 because I didn’t want to scrub the carpet again.

And then Nolan threw up and was sick too. 😭

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21 Jul: Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! Let’s go!

Have you seen that meme where mom starts out as Cinderella, telling her kids, “Let’s go,” but minutes later, she turns into Cruella De Vil because her kids won’t listen? Hahaha! I love that meme. It’s so funny because it’s me! Practice saying today’s phrase in your best Cinderella voice, but if things don’t go according to plan, you have my permission to avoid your Cruella De Vil by eating some chocolate in the closet! 😜