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Learn Chinese Mai Ti Fass


We're all concerned about expanding the foreign language instruction in our schools. The next generation will have to operate in a global economy, so the more foreign languages you can use, the better off you'll be.


A big language of the future is Chinese, but it is rare to find a teacher of Chinese in K-12 schools. Therefore, you have to turn to online instruction, like this.


Here are common expressions, in English. Read them silently.


Then read the translated versions aloud, in Chinese.

Voila! You're fluent! Or is it . . . fractured?



That's not right Sum Ting Wong


See me as soon as possible Kum Hia Nao


Small horse Tai Ni Po Ni


It's dark in here Wai So Dim


Towaway Zone No Pah King


I thought you were on a diet Wai Yu Mun Ching


He's cleaning his vehicle Wah Shing Ka


Our meeting is next week Wai Yu Kum Nao


Staying out of sight Lei Ying Lo


You have body odor Yu Stin Ki Poo




By Susan Darst Williams Class Clown 014 4/19/06



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