My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

My First Book of Chinese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book

Faye-Lynn Wu

Language: English

Pages: 32

ISBN: 0804843678

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery.

It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items and the rhymes are informative and fun for children.

The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese; to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation.

With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WU Illustrated by AYA PADRÓN By T UT T L E Publishing Tokyo Rutland, Vermont Singapore My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 3 9/7/12 5:39 PM Dedication Thank you to Mimi Gold and Siu-Mui Woo for their guidance, and my siblings who helped create the fun for my childhood memories. –F.W. To Zoe. –A.P. 4 My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 4 9/7/12 5:39 PM Preface Similar to other Roman-based languages, the English language's phonetic and writing systems are tied together. Each letter in a word

represents one of its sounds. Unlike English, Chinese writing is a pictographic system that evolved from pictures and symbols. The characters represent words and meanings, but not necessarily the sounds. The goal of this book is to use playful rhymes and illustrations to introduce the Chinese language to young children. The words covered in this book include objects and actions that children across cultures are familiar with, such as body parts, moon, sun, saying goodbye, and words that

enjoy sharing the Chinese language with your child through these fun rhymes. 5 My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 5 9/7/12 5:39 PM π ื simplified traditional A is for ài, a word that means love, like the gentle hugs that wrap us like the soft wings of a dove. 6 My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 6 9/7/12 5:40 PM Ў ሷ B is for ba-ozi. A bun of soft dough filled with tasty bits — when it’s hot eat it slow! Ba ¯ ozi is a traditional Chinese snack. It can be filled with meat or veggies, or

enjoy sharing the Chinese language with your child through these fun rhymes. 5 My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 5 9/7/12 5:39 PM π ื simplified traditional A is for ài, a word that means love, like the gentle hugs that wrap us like the soft wings of a dove. 6 My 1st Book Chinese_Interior.indd 6 9/7/12 5:40 PM Ў ሷ B is for ba-ozi. A bun of soft dough filled with tasty bits — when it’s hot eat it slow! Ba ¯ ozi is a traditional Chinese snack. It can be filled with meat or veggies, or

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