- Play games 玩游戏 (Wán yóuxì)
- Art 手工艺 (ShǒuGōngyì)
- Listen to stories 听故事 (Tīng gùshì)
- Chinese Calligraphy 书法 (shūfǎ)
- Drawing 绘画 (Huìhuà)
- Watch Chinese Movies 看中文电影 (Kàn zhòngwén diànyǐng)
- Writing Chinese characters 写中文字 (Xiě zhòngwén zì)
Well that was a great idea sharing session and these elements will be incorporated into our lesson. Learning Chinese is fun after all.
Our sentence focus of the week is:
学中文很有趣, 我们一起... (Xué zhōngwén Hěn yǒuqù, Wǒmen yīqǐ...)
Learning Chinese is fun, we ........ together
As part of the learning is fun theme, this week we have also started a word a day and Chinese idiom stories 成语 (Chéngyǔ). Chinese idiom made up of 4 Chinese characters and is usually of significant and interesting meaning. Here is our first idiom:
自相矛盾 (Zì xiāng máodùnz) Self contradictory
A man of the state of Chu (chǔ guó 楚国) had a spear and a shield for sale.
He was loud in praises of his shield."My shield is so strong that nothing can pierce it through."
He also sang praises of his spear."My spear is so strong that it can pierce through anything."
"What would happen," he was asked, "if your spear is used to pierce your shield?"
It is impossible for an impenetrable shield to coexist with a spear that finds nothing impenetrable.