Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Chinese School

Welcome to Sunday Chinese School, where we learn a Chinese word (or phrase) a week with my mom!
Today's word is:
morning
zǎo




*fyi-- zǎo technically means morning, not good morning (which would be zǎo an) as the audio indicates. However, zǎo could still pass as good morning if you say it in greeting (which is what I think my mom had in mind)--like when you say "Morning!" to someone when you see them at breakfast, the "good" part is kind of understood.

8 comments:

The Hernandez Herd said...

Love it! Great idea! Thanks

Alison said...

What a great addition to your always interesting blog! My niece is learning Mandarin in her kindergarten, I'll be sharing this with her teachers!

Patty said...

You crack me up Grace. I love it... now we can all learn Chinese together.

Beach Mama said...

I love it! We are all trying to learn Mandarin in our house.

alvina said...

Aw, that's fun.

"Zao" just means "morning", though--I think you'd probably want to say "zao an" as a greeting (literally: "peaceful morning")

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, all! I think this will be a fun addition to the blog (plus incentive to keep my New Year's resolution).

Alvina, thanks for letting me know about zao=morning. I guess my mom tried to make it simpler for me!

ceaknight said...

At my daughter's school (she's in a Chinese immersion school) they have to greet their teacher every morning with "Zao shang hao lao shi!" (which I believe is Good Morning Teacher)

Jill Ann Bixel said...

My daughter will really enjoy impressing her Chinese teacher with this at her next class! She just started lessons with some other friends adopted from China! She will also get a kick out of your mom helping! Thanks for doing this.