Mandarin A- Miss Huan: Chinese Poem From Li, Bai (April 2nd-12th, 2012 )
This week we reviewed 7 sentences we learned last week: colours, and number from 1-50. If you have time you can help your kids practice all the words.
Here’s the words list for you:
1. Hello, Sorry, That’s OK, Thank you, You’re welcome.
2. Sports: football, tennis, soccer, ping-pong ball, hockey, basketball, baseball.
3. My name is____ , I am ___ years old, I am a boy or a girl, I am learning Chinese. My favorite color is___.
4. Number 1-50
You can get some of the sentences from the video below:
This week we learned a famous Chinese poem from Li, Bai, named Jing Ye Si 《静夜思》.
((Chinese: 李白; pinyin: Lǐ Bái and/or Lǐ Bó, 701 – 762, also well known as Li Po, among other traditional transliterations was a major Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty poetry period. Regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Tang Dynasty, often called China’s “golden age” of poetry, Li Bai was both a prolific and a profound poet, as well as one who stretched the rules of verification of his time. Around a thousand yet existing poems are attributed to him. Thirty-four of his poems are included in the popular anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems.)
- chuáng qián míng yuè guāng
- 床 前 明 月 光，
- yíshìdì shàngshuāng
- 疑 是 地 上 霜。
- jǚtóu wàng míng yuè
- 举 头 望 明 月，
- dī tóu sī gù xiāng
- 低 头 思 故 乡。
There are 4 sentences in the poem and we only learned the first and second sentences this week. This poem expresses how the writer misses his hometown at midnight when he saw the moon. He described the mood of homesickness. We will continue learning the poem next week.