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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Baby Chinese: lesson #1

Yes our baby is coming from Taiwan, but the most used language is not Taiwanese. Although there are different dialects used, the official language is Mandarin Chinese. I have tried to learn Chinese...Yeah it's not working, it's a very difficult language. But we do have a list of "baby Chinese" phrases. So the first phrase Jon and I have learned is "I love you"

I love you----the Chinese phrase is "wo ai ni".
It is pronounced "wah eye knee"
So say it with me....wah eye knee.
wah eye knee.
You have completed your first lesson in baby Chinese. Thank you for participating!! :0)

10 comments:

jeneflower said...

Yay! I learned something today!

Kelly said...

I said it right along with you, wah eye knee. Lucy is Vietnamese and I asked the ladies at the nail salon to help me with some phrases, and I must admit, I was terrible. I had the hardest times repeating them.

NikkiNix said...

Tooo cute :)

How do you say - Mommy & Daddy ??

Kristin said...

Interesting that Taiwan speaks Mandarin... who would've thunk it?

mIcHeLlE-o said...

Great lesson. Love this Ann!!

malou said...

Love this, Ann. I will use this phrase on my LO! Thank you so much for leaving comments on my LO, girl!

Annie said...

Han Hao! (very good) It's fun and frustrating at the same time to try to learn a little Chinese, isn't it?

Tammy said...

Thanks for the lesson. We thought about learning, but I'm afraid I'll end up saying something really offensive with my own special pronunciation. We're having a hard enough time pronouncing Kaylee's birth name :)

Rhonda said...

Ohhh, thanks for the lesson!

island girl said...

dude, just teach him tagalog...i don't know if i can handle learning anothe language!! hehehe...j/k!

wo ai ni

by the way...i taught draven this phrase..so he is now officially tri-lingual in the phrase "i love you!"