Chinese Through Story: Meet This Cute Young Foodie

Chinese Through Story: Meet This Young Foodie!  Using authentic materials to introduce new items  and new concepts to language learners is a great way to engage them.  It is a way to learn the Chinese language and the culture.

In this story you will meet Xiǎo mán, a beloved 3-year-old Chinese girl whose meal time videos have made her an internet star.

First, look at the picture.  Do you see a little boy?  Do you see a little girl?  What is she doing? Second, watch the video and read the story.

Chinese Through Story Meet This Young Cute Foodie | Miss Panda Chinesephoto courtesy of meipai xiaoman

After watching the video and reading the story you can check out more stories at Miss Panda’s Reading Playground!  You may also want to check out 10 great children’s books in Chinese.

High frequency words and keywords in Chinese Through Story Meeting This Young Foodie are:

[English-Pinyin- Chinese traditional | simplified]

  1. to eat – chī
  2. to drink – hē
  3. to like – xǐ huān 喜歡|喜欢

Chinese Through Story: Meeting This Young  Foodie

[English – Pinyin – traditional Chinese]

  • Meet this young girl (young sister)

Rèn shì zhè ge xiǎo mèi mei 認識這個小妹妹

  • The little girl eats.

Xiǎo mèi mei chī fàn. 小妹妹吃飯。

  • The little girl likes to eat

Xiǎo mèi mei xǐ huān chī fàn. 小妹妹喜歡吃飯。

  • The little girl eats crabs.

Xiǎo mèi mei chī páng xiè.小妹妹吃螃蟹。

  • The little girl likes to eat crabs.

Xiǎo mèi mei xǐ huān chī páng xiè. 小妹妹喜歡吃螃蟹。

  • The little girl drinks milk.

Xiǎo mèi mei hē niú nǎi. 小妹妹喝牛奶。

  • The little girl likes to drink milk.

Xiǎo mèi mei xǐ huān hē niú nǎi. 小妹妹喜歡喝牛奶。

  • Does the little girl like to eat?

Xiǎo mèi mei xǐ huān chī fàn ma? 小妹妹喜歡吃飯嗎?

  • Does the little girl like to drink milk?

Xiǎo mèi mei xǐ huān hē niú nǎi ma? 小妹妹喜歡喝牛奶嗎?

 

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Question Time!

Ask questions about this short story:

    1. Is this a story about a big girl?

    2. Does the little girl like to do?

    3. Does Mom like to eat crab?

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