兩款學習遊戲

當孩子剛學了一些生字,那些字就能在孩子的生活四周到處出現,讓他能時刻接觸到,成為生活的一部分,那真的能提高他的學習成效、增進他對生字的記憶!閱讀練習卡靈活性大,體積輕便小巧,忽然間,生字就可以跟在孩子身邊,隨處出現,於是很快就由生變熟,孩子記牢了!

你還可以利用認閱讀練習卡設計小遊戲,讓孩子集中練習他感到困難、或容易混淆的字。我們之前已經介紹過的家庭遊戲活動接龍釣魚遊戲豆袋遊戲⋯等,都是利用練習卡來讓孩子的學習變得更有趣、更生動。當孩子手中拿着字卡,將字卡搬弄,他和文字之間的距離也接近了。文字,已是可以觸摸得到了。

然而,「針無兩頭利」,認讀練習卡有利也有弊。

使用閱讀練習卡的三大忌

🚫 不要以練習卡作為認字的第一步。必須先透過文句和故事讓孩子弄懂了每個字的意思,然後才利用練習卡增加熟練。
🚫 不要一味用練習卡反覆操練,讓認讀成為枯燥乏味的功課任務。
🚫 不要單純地用練習卡來考驗孩子,以免孩子因爲缺乏內容的提示而認不出時感到挫敗沮喪。

閱讀練習卡幫助你和孩子

🆘 孩子對個別生字記不牢?
將字卡挑出來,集中練習(請留意我們陸續會發佈的多種遊戲方法喔)

🆘 孩子對文字感到抽象陌生?
將字卡挑出來,讓孩子握在手中,感覺着實了。平日還可以放在口袋裏,隨時拿出來,增加親切熟悉感。

🆘 整套書攜帶太重了?
就帶一盒卡吧。輕便地帶去旅遊、上餐廳…,等候的時間,隨時隨地可以個別重溫。

🆘 單純讀書有點單調呢。

下面就特別為你介紹幾個好玩的遊戲。

哪裏錯了?

👧: 書上的句子我早就會背了,不用認字了。
👩: 那我來造些句子,你來為我指出錯處好嗎?

趁着孩子充滿自信時,與他練習鞏固一下。

這個遊戲除了讓孩子練習仔細閱讀,還能大大增強他的自信心喔~因為他成為老師了呢!
(小提示:遊戲的目的是讓他做你的老師,來為你改錯。盡量要避免出難題讓他產生挫敗喔)

 道具 
  • 閱讀練習卡 (也可以自製字卡) – 按你心中所設句子所需
 玩法 
  1. 你想好一句句子,利用字卡排在孩子面前。
  2. 刻意將其中兩個字的位置對調。
  3. 請孩子找出錯處並為你更正
 溫韾提示 
視乎孩子現在學習的級別,可選用所有他已學過的字。例如:如他現在學躍進級第3冊,那就可以用啟蒙級、萌芽級、和躍進級前40張字卡,合共240張字卡進行遊戲。
當孩子能力提升了,可以逐步增加對調的字卡。

文字旅行

👦: 天天只坐着看書真有點單調耶⋯我喜歡能動來動去。
👨: 那我們來帶字去旅行好嗎?

 道具 

  • 閱讀練習卡 (也可以自製字卡) – 4 張字卡 (例如:高、個、家、手)
 玩法 
  1. 由你發出指示,讓孩子將指定的字卡帶到你說的地方。例:帶「高」字去飯桌吃大餐吧。
  2. 孩子按指示將字卡放到指定地方。例:將「高」字卡拿去放到飯桌上。
  3. 繼續下一個字,直到完成所有字卡。例:「家」字要上厠所去了。/ 「個」字要到書架高處去看風景。 / 「手」字要回酒店房間睡覺囉。
 其他玩法變化 
你還可以利用玩具、明信片等事先佈置一下,帶字卡去不同的旅程歷險:主題公園、熱帶雨林、太空漫遊⋯這樣輕易地就將語文環境豐富起來,還能讓學習的樂趣全面提高。

木字旁的字

木,是五行 (金木水火土) 之中的其中一個元素。

木,對孩子來說,是很實在的東西:他們可以觸摸得到,也可以簡單地辨認出木與其他物料的不同之處。在我們的日常生活中,很多東西都是用木做的,從這一點開始入手,就很容易讓孩子明白木字部。

有些字會比較抽象,例如:樂、樣、極...等,在學前階段只能盡量為孩子指出,讓他記認。

木字部生字總匯

以下是基礎漢字500課程中教授過的木字旁生字總匯。家長可以在孩子在躍進級及實力級完結時,讓孩子做一個總結溫習。

 啟蒙級、萌芽級、躍進級 

很多小朋友會以為「條」字是人字旁,因此要特別留意一下喔…

下載連結在文章的最後。

 信心級、實力級 

木字旁大多寫在左邊或下方喔。

集中練習一下

有些字換了部首,會變了另一個字。

有時字的讀音不會因改變部首而變;亦有時讀音雖然會變,但依然有點相似:這些都可以在這個階段讓孩子留意,加強他對語音的敏感度。

有些字,換了部首,會變成一個不存在的字呢。

 初級練習 


 實力級練習 

歡迎下載練習紙 (PDF)。

下載練習紙

歡迎家長將小朋友的作業發來與我們分享:

作業上載 Upload Child's Work

進階級的成語遊戲

很多家長有種錯覺,認為教孩子學習成語是一件困難的事。

其實,所謂成語,就是一些經常用的話/故事/經驗…,因為大家都已很明白來龍去脈,不必再一次又一次地勞贅重覆,而是短短幾個字大家就能明白, 成 為了一種固定的話 語 

你也可以將 成語 理解為「約定俗 成 的話 語 」喔。

就像我們一聽「金童玉女」,就能知道大家在說甚麼。

日子久了,歷史長了,我們就累積了一大堆的成語,要用厚厚一本字典才能裝得下。

成語是我們的文化結晶,這樣說法一點沒錯。但是文化結晶並不等於難學。其實我們平日說話不自覺地都會用上很多成語。因此,孩子在日常生活中很自然地會學到不少成語。只不過,他們在生活中學的和學校要考試測驗的並不一樣而已。但那又是另一個問題。

要提升語文能力,光會用誠然是不足夠的;孩子必須要對語文有精確的認識。這就要從小開始點滴教導他們,讓他們累積起來,提高對語文的掌握和敏感度。

以下這個遊戲集中讓孩子認識和挑戰成語。遊戲中用的字都在基礎漢字500啟蒙級至信心級中教過,家長可以按孩子的程度調節。

一個遊戲、學習五個成語

 道具 
 準備 

  • 準備16張字卡,可從閱讀練習卡中挑選以下的字卡,亦可自製 (8cm x 11cm)
    • 啟蒙級:五、花、門、大、十、明
    • 萌芽級:美、園、春、光、色
    • 躍進級:滿、正
    • 信心級:全
  • 另行自製字卡:八、十
 玩法 

   

  1. 全部16張字卡隨意排放在地面 (或桌面),字面向上
  2. 取出「五、光、十、色」四張卡,從上到下排列好,請孩子讀一讀
  3. 由你逐一讀出成語「五花八門」、「正大光明」、「十全十美」、「滿園春色」。你讀一個,由孩子從字卡中找出那些字,排在正確的位置,組出成語
  4. 當孩子完成後,抽起「五、光、十、色」四張卡。將這四張字卡洗亂,請孩子放回正確位置

 玩法變化 
  • 多玩幾次之後,你可以抽走更多的字卡,由孩子放回正確位置。
  • 終極玩法是將全部16張卡給他,由他從零開始全部自己排出五個成語。

給較年長的孩子

  • 要是孩子已會執筆寫字,可以下載PDF,列印出來讓他填上答案

    

下載PDF
  • 實力級的孩子可以挑戰我們另一遊戲成語五門陣,做另一組的成語遊戲

我們期待看到你們更多的成語知識喔。歡迎將孩子完成的其他答案發來與我們老師們分享。

答案上載 Upload answers

要是寶寶剛起步開始學成語,可以嘗試下面這個遊戲:

Idiom Matching Activities

/YAN/ 的韻字詩歌

/yan/ 是一個常見的韻母,常見的同韻字有「尖 / 前 / 眼 / 見」。

基礎漢字500課程中各級中 /yan/ 的韻字亦不少。

這裏是我們配合課程編寫的三首韻語詩歌,其中所有的用字都在課程之中。除了一個「間」字之外,所有的韻字都能通用於普通話和粵語。配合孩子喜愛熟悉的圖片,讓你的孩子也來讀一讀吧:


/yan/ is a common vowel in Chinese. Some examples are 尖 / 前 / 眼 / 見.

There are quite a few words that rhyme with /yan/ in each level of the Basic Chinese 500 course.

Here are 3 poems that rhyme with /yan/. All of the characters used in the poems are within the Basic Chinese 500 curriculum. In addition, apart from the character "間", all of them rhyme in both Cantonese and Putonghua.

We have also included some of the children's favourite images. Please feel free to download and let your children have a go at reading them.

「魔術師」 & 「春天」The Magician & Spring

 

魔術師

小房一間,

衣服一件,

穿上衣服變、變、變,

滿桌美食香又甜。

春天

一片天、兩塊田,

三頭黃牛、四隻燕。

春風一吹大地變,

花紅葉綠現眼前。

* 下載連結在下面 Download link at the end of this post.

自我創作

* 滾滾海水流天邊

* 大船小魚直向前

* 天上飄下小雨點

* 落到大海看不見

以上這首詩歌可以作為一個小遊戲:

  1. 家長剪下圖片和詩句,讓孩子配對。
  2. 由孩子自己編詩句次序,創寫自己的詩歌版本。

You can easily turn this poem into a language game:

  1. Cut out the images and the verses and ask your child to match each verse to an image.
  2. Ask your child to arrange the verses as they like and create their own poems.

下載PDF

看漫畫學反義詞 Antonym Challenge (in comic)

有一天,小明和小狗一起到外面去和小朋友們玩。快樂的時光過得特別快,不知不覺太陽就要下山了。

然後發生甚麼事了呢?大家一起來看這四格漫畫說的有趣故事吧。

可是,這些漫畫裏都好像出了點問題呢...?小朋友能看出問題,並說出正確的答案嗎?


One day, Xiao-Ming and the dog went out to play with their friends. Happy times always goes by very quickly and very soon the sun was setting.

Something happened on their way home! Read the comic story to find out.

But wait a minute... the comics below looks a bit funny. Would you be able to solve the puzzle?

《小狗的意外驚喜...》 Dinner Time!

圖中橙色的用詞明顯是不對的。小朋友能讀出漫畫,並說出正確的用詞嗎?

The words in orange colour of the comics are wrong. Would you be able to read the comic and fill in the correct words?

       

 

較為年長的孩子可以一次看四格漫畫喔。
Older children might want to read all 4 of them together.

學習更多的同義詞和反義詞,提升孩子的語文水平。

反斗歌是基礎漢字500畢業生的必備修辭入門。

認識反斗歌

 

「啊哈」漫畫趣讀

[English version follows Chinese]

語文是一種工具,幫助我們去溝通、明理、學習新事物、思考。

從孩子很小的時候,我們就可以讓他明白怎樣利用語文去吸收新知識。

我們特別為孩子製作了兩款四格漫畫:題材圍繞着他們熟悉的基礎漢字500

這兩款漫畫可以說是一個簡單的說明書,解開了基礎漢字500的兩個謎。

漫畫採用了躍進級以下教授過的字,讓四歲半左右的孩子都能完全自己看圖、認讀、會意。

當他們領會到「啊哈!」的那刻,他們的自信心和學習意欲也必定會增強喔。

看過短片後,下載漫畫讀一讀吧 (下載連結在英文版之後)。

第一款漫畫中的「顏色拼拼樂」遊戲可以在以下連結下載:

「顏色拼拼樂」遊戲

Language is a tool for us to communicate with others, to acquire new knowledge and to think.

Starting from a very young age, children can learn to use this tool to learn for themselves.

We have created two simple 4-frame comics. The topics surround Basic Chinese 500 which the children are already familiar with. These two comics are in fact a simple instruction menu which provides insights into Basic Chinese 500 books.

The comics use words taught from Beginning to Building ReaderChildren who are studying the last 2 books of Building Reader (around 4.5 years old) will be able to read and understand on their own.

As they read the comics and come to the A-ha! moment, they will strengthen their confidence in reading Chinese which will encourage them want to learn more.

Invite your child to watch the short film, then download the comics and have a go.

繁體版 TC version
简体版 SC version

You may also be interested to download the Colouring Puzzle Fun that was featured in the first comic story:

Colouring Puzzle Fun

 

年幼的孩子讀一頁一格的漫畫;年長的孩子可以讀一頁四格的漫畫。

Younger children can read the larger version of the comic, a page at a time. Older ones can try the smaller version.

The Importance of Knowing Chinese Radicals

Chinese radicals (Bu-Shou) are graphical components of Chinese characters. One of the main functions of radicals is to look up characters in a Chinese dictionary, as all characters are listed under specific radicals.

Nowadays, while characters are still being listed according to radicals, many dictionaries also offer pinyin look-up. Most smartphone apps accept handwriting characters as an input method, allowing children to simply hand write the character into an app, which will tell them the pronunciation, radical, and other components.

Many parents may thus wonder, is there any need to teach radicals to help our children look up words in Chinese dictionaries? To some parents, Chinese radicals seem to be too numerous and too archaic to teach and too difficult to learn.

These certainly are very valid questions upon which even Chinese educators ponder.

However, if your goal is for your child to become literate in Chinese, or at least, read a decent number of characters, it behooves you to teach your child radicals.

Let us look at how the knowledge of the logic behind the taxonomy of Chinese characters will help your child become literate.

1. It gives a general sense of what category a character belongs to

There are over 20,000 characters in the written Chinese language. A highly educated person can be expected to know ~8,000 characters. In order to read the newspaper, one needs about 2-3,000 characters.

That is a LOT of unique characters! It is not uncommon for a native Chinese to come across unknown or unfamiliar characters.

This is when radicals can come to the aid.

Like the taxonomy of organisms in science, radicals group characters together under a broad category. For instance, in science, if you say an organism belongs in the Kingdom Animalia, you know it’s not a plant, or a bacteria, or even a fungus. It’s still a wide wide field of possibilities, but you know it’s an animal and have a general sense of what it is.

In terms of Chinese characters, if you see the radical 宀, you know it generally has to do with houses or buildings of some sort. If you see the radical 艹, you know the character generally has to do with plants (but not trees).

List any radical - even the hard and obscure ones, and if you have a general knowledge of radicals, you can have an idea of what the word means or represents - even if you do not actually know the character.

As your child becomes a more advanced reader, the radical will give your child enough of a hint as to what “family” this character belongs to, and given the context of the surrounding characters, as well as the other sound and meaning components of the character, your child has a good chance of “guessing” that character. In fact, this is how more advanced readers eventually pick up characters.

2. Guess and remember the meanings and pronunciations of characters

As we mentioned already, radicals can help with the meaning of the character or the sound of the character. Combine this with your child’s general understanding of how components can work together to form a Chinese character, this will again, assist your child in guessing an unknown character.

For instance, in the character 媽, your child can see the radical, 女, and know it is related to women. Then your child sees the component 馬 and guesses that it is probably a character that sounds like /ma/ (or perhaps also is related to horses). Given their knowledge of the Chinese language, your child comes up with two possible guesses. This character is either the word for “mother” or a word for “mare” (female horse). This is where comprehension and contextual guessing would come in handy. Most would likely guess that the word is “mother.”

In addition, it will help your child remember characters.

In the above example, your child can teach themselves to remember the character by saying, to themselves, it has the 女 radical so it’s related to women, and the sound component 馬 because 媽 sounds like 馬 but with a different tone.

As there are many unique characters in Chinese to remember, the more visual aids you equip your child with, the better.

3. Helps your child look up characters in Chinese dictionary

While this may be a dying art, it’s still useful to know. Your kid might not always be in a situation where there is internet access, or even access to an app. For school or tests, they may require your child to use a dictionary, and the more skilled your child is at identifying possible radicals, the easier they can use a Chinese dictionary.

 

FINAL NOTE
If you do decide to teach your child radicals, we do NOT recommend you force your child to memorize all 214 of them and flash cards at them repeatedly until they can spit it back out. It may be tempting because it’s an easier method (in terms of figuring out which radicals your child knows), but it’s a surefire way of killing any desire to learn or remember radicals.

In a future post, we will have some suggested activities with which you can teach your children radicals in more exciting ways, but in the meantime, just remember that radicals are like clues. Your children can become detectives as they try to figure out what clues the character is giving you about its meaning or sound.

In addition, you can just start pointing out the radicals of words they already know - as well as pointing out when characters share a radical. Using our previous posts about Compare and Contrast, you can help build up their observational skills, too!

For more details on 部首, its brief history and the distribution of the 70 部首 taught in the Basic Chinese 500 course, please read our post 認識漢字部首 (post in Chinese).

 

Compare & Contrast (2): Linguistic Elements

In Compare & Contrast we discussed how developing the ability to compare and contrast also helps with building up Chinese language skills. Because children 0-6 acquire and practice many basic skills, it’s important to teach our kids to find the similarities and differences between objects and things. This skill builds a scientific, linguistic and mathematical foundation.

This post furthers this discussion, focusing on the many aspects of the Chinese language such as characters, phrases, grammar and more.

Important Chinese Characters Practice

Since written Chinese uses shapes and strokes instead of an alphabet, learning to read builds upon children’s ability to differentiate between characters and some common components. The Chinese language is rife with ways to teach our children how to compare and contrast.

We will focus on 4 major areas in this post:

  1. Components of Characters
  2. Simplified vs Traditional scripts
  3. Intonations
  4. Literary Forms

 

A. Components of characters

The built-in visual similarities and differences between characters and components in

  1. strokes
  2. Radicals
  3. Sound
  4. Meaning
1. Strokes

  • How are the characters in each row similar?
  • How are those characters different?
  • What is the pattern in the progression of the characters?
2. Radicals

  • What do these characters have in common?
  • Why do you think they have the same radical?
  • How are they different?
  • Are any of these characters similar to other characters in looks? Sounds? Meaning?
3. Sounds

  • What do these characters have in common?
  • What are their similarities in sound?
  • How are they different?
4. Meaning

  • What does this group of characters have in common?
  • Why do you think 女 & 子 make 好 when 好 doesn’t sound like either?
  • Why do you think 小 & 大 make 尖 when 尖 doesn’t sound like either?
  • Why do you think 日 & 月 make 明 when 明 doesn’t sound like either?

B. Simplified and Traditional scripts

The Simplified and Traditional scripts are excellent examples to study because:

  • These are characters that are at the same time both the same (because it is literally the same word) and different (because the are written differently)
  • some changes are universally applied (eg: a Simplified radical)
  • some changes seem to be unique to particular characters only

Let us take the following characters as an example.

Each pair of the above characters represent the same word, yet one is in Traditional and the other Simplified. Study them and discuss with your child

  • What are the differences?
  • Which parts are kept the same?
  • How was each character simplified?
  • Is this how you would have done so?
  • Why do you think this was the chosen change?

You may want to search on the internet the general logic behind the simplification of individual characters. Sometimes, the characters reverted to a certain variant from the evolution of Chinese writing. Sometimes, the characters were changed into different sound or meaning components.

C. Intonation

The different tones in some Chinese characters can sound very similar to an untrained ear. Meanwhile, there exist many homonyms (both homophonic characters 同音字 and homophonic words 同音詞), and heteronyms (多音字). Below are a few examples and suggestions of discussion points with your child.

1. variations in tones

  • What are the different tones?
  • What are the different meanings?
  • Do you notice any similarities between the characters? Differences?
2. homophones

媽 (mother) 嗎 (what)
機 (machine) 雞 (chicken)
事 (matter, thing) 是 (to be) 市 (market) 世 (lifetime, generation) 室 (room) 士 (soldier)

  • What are their different meanings?
  • Can you tell from the characters?
  • How can you tell which word someone is using when they’re talking and you can’t read the character?
3. Words made of two characters

For older or more sophisticated students, you could attempt some homonyms and intonation variations for words that are made of two characters.

Homonymes

猩猩 (ape) 星星 (star)
權利 (power, right, privilege) 權力 (power, authority)
行李 (luggage) 行禮 (to salute)
談情 (to engage in love talk) 彈琴 (to play on the piano)

Intonation variations

熟食 /shóu shí/ (cooked food) 守時 /shŏu shí/ (punctual)
通知 /tōng zhī/ (to inform) 統治 /tŏng zhì/ (to govern)
補牙 /bŭ yá/ (to repair a tooth) 不雅 /bù yă/ (vulgar)
投寄 /tóu jì/ (to post a letter) 投機 /tóu jī/ (to speculate)

D. Chinese Grammar and Literary Forms

Chinese extensively uses techniques of comparing and contrasting in poetry, couplets and idioms. By pointing them out to children and directing their attention to these elements, they not only learn to think of language technically, but they also learn about Chinese grammar, history, and culture.

I. Dui-Lian (Couplets 對聯)

Dui-Lian (Couplets 對聯) are pairs of poetic lines that complement each other by using various literary artforms. While we won’t go in depth analyzing couplets here, in general, they can be used to teach children culture, grammar, symbolism, and poetic language. Here are two popular examples:

雲對雨,雪對風

In this sentence, we can look for similarities. All four things mentioned are nouns as well natural phenomenon. Cloud is paired with rain and snow is paired with wind. Why are they paired together? What does each pair have in common? How are the two pairs different? Looking at the four nouns, what do they have in common other than being weather related? What do the characters look like?

來鴻對去燕

In this sentence, we have a contrast in differences. We have two verbs that are antonyms: one is coming and the other is going. We have two nouns that are also different: a large goose and a small swallow. We can also use this sentence to study similarities since there are two nouns and two verbs. They are both paired words and are compared to each other.

II. Poetry

Each set of sentences below illustrates contrasts and similarities:

舉頭望明月,低頭思故鄉

Contrast: looking up vs looking down

Compare similarities: the verbs “to look” / “to think”; the nouns “moon” / “homeland”

在天願作比翼鳥,在地願為連理枝

Contrast: the sky vs the earth

Compare similarities: 比翼鳥 (two birds flying wing to wing) & 連理枝 (two trees with branches intertwined), they both simulate lovers.

III. Cheng-yu (idioms)

Chinese idioms are full of contrasts and similarities. These idioms often provide vivid images and would be an excellent way to engage children in examining the concept of compare and contrast. Below are a few examples (the first three are featured in Idioms in Comic):*

 白 分明

 短 

 低 

 夕 

 退 

 西 就 

* in each example, the coloured character and the highlighted one contrast each other, the other 2 characters share some similarities

We hope this article has given you some ideas of how to use the Chinese language to help your children with their observation skills and at the same time learn Chinese in the process.

If you have questions, or would like us to discuss further on some other related topics, please feel free to drop us a note:

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The Story of 也 – 「也」字的故事

The story of YE (English caption)

[中文版隨後]

The origins of the character started with that of the snake. The greedy and vicious snake swallowed up everything that came its way.

As the character of “snake” evolved, it continued to illustrate the snake’s belly full of swallowed food but it gradually lost its original meaning.

In classical Chinese, it is mostly used as a particle, such as in 之乎者也.

In the present day, 也 is mostly used as an adverb, such as 也是, meaning “also”, or 也許, meaning “perhaps”.

Although 也 is not a radical itself, it is a common component of many Chinese characters. A few of them are so often used that they are taught in book 1 of Beginning Reader of the Basic Chinese 500 course.

Apart from the character 也 on its own, there are:

人+也 => 他 /tā/ (he)

女+也 => 她 /tā/ (she)

土+也 => 地 /dì/ (the earth, or the ground)

水+也 => 池 /chí/ (a pond)

馬+也 => 馳 /chí/ (to gallop)

弓+也 => 弛 /chí/ (to relax)

起初,人們畫出了蛇。貪婪的毒蛇會吞吃一切。

隨着字形的進化演變,蛇的大肚子保留着,可是本來的意思消失了。

在古文中,「也」是助詞,例如:之乎者也。

在現代漢語中,「也」一般是副詞。例如:也是、也許。

「也」字雖然本身不是部首,但卻是一個很常見的部件,和不同的部首都能組合成字。一部份的字還十分常用,因此在基礎漢字500的啟蒙級第一冊就教了。

「也」字除了它本身之外,短片中還介紹了幾個常見的組合漢字。

「也」字的故事 (中文字幕)

成語五門陣 Idioms Crossword Puzzle

所謂遊戲中學習,帶有挑戰性的遊戲很能激發起孩子的興趣,而透過這樣的遊戲,不但能加強橫向思維,也能鞏固他們從中學到的新知識。

我們設計了這樣一個成語學習遊戲:從「馬到功成」這個成語,孩子能就每個字再想到其他甚麼成語呢?

答案可以很多,在這裏我們為基礎漢字500的學生提供了其中一個答案。

歡迎下載遊戲紙及參考答案。(下載連結在英文版之後)


Playing games is the best way for children to learn. Games that challenge children’s knowledge or abilities are great ways to foster their lateral thinking and boost their memory.

We have designed a simple game to help expand children’s knowledge of Chinese idioms.

From each of the four characters in the idiom 「馬到功成」, what other idioms can your child come up with that uses these characters?

We have provided a sample solution here for students of the Basic Chinese 500 course. There are many more others.

Here are the explanations of the 5 idioms in the solution provided:

  • 馬到功成 - success will be achieved as soon as one arrives = achieve instant success (the horse implies the person who’s riding it)
  • 一馬當先 - to take the lead (one’s horse is at the forefront)
  • 時來運到 - when the time comes, good fortune will befall upon you
  • 勞苦功高 - one deserves all the credit for one’s hard work
  • 東成西就 - achieve success everywhere

All of the above 20 characters are taught in the Basic Chinese 500 course.

我們期待看到你們更多的成語知識喔。歡迎將孩子完成的其他答案發來與我們老師們分享。

We hope you and your child have fun playing this game.

We invite you to share your answers with us if you come up with different ones.