We feel that being able to speak Mandarin was one of the biggest reasons our older adopted daughter transitioned so well into our family. (Let me clarify…..speaking Mandarin and the grace of God!) We wanted to share with other adoptive families a tool that might make your transitions easier too!
Chinese/English Picture Flashcards: We offer these as a digital download. Each set can be printed on white cardstock and used with an index card ring. The words selected and graphics were drawn with the adoptive child in mind. Each set also includes a simple guide for pronunciation.
Sample Set: A sample can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Sample (Things Set)
Set 1 includes: square, triangle, circle, rectangle, star diamond, heart, moon, sun, numbers 1-10, green, red, purple, orange, black, pink, blue, yellow
Set 2 Food: banana, apple, strawberry, orange, watermelon, milk, rice, ice cream, eggs, hamburger, fries, dumpling, yogurt, candy, noodles, steamed bun, spoon, fork, chop sticks, cup, bottle, water, drink, eat, wash hands, public bathroom
Set 3 People: boy, girl, friend, doctor, mom, dad, baby, big sister, little sister, big brother, little brother, hand, foot, nose, ear, tongue, head, tummy, eye, mouth, sad, happy, excited, scared, hurt, I love you, walk, play, hold me, swim, bath, sleep, go potty.
Set 4 Things: blanket, pillow, bed, bathroom, toilet paper, towel, tooth brush, key, pencil, umbrella, medicine, book, ball, doll, toy, bus, airplane, pants, shirt, jacket, dress, shoes, sock, hat, fish, dog, cat.
1. Individual Set of Chinese/English Flashcards Card – $1.50 (digital download)
Please click on the buttons below to order individual card sets. You can order more than one set by clicking ‘continue shopping’ in the shopping cart.
Set #1 – Colors/Shapes/Numbers
Set #2 – Food
Set #3 – People
Set #4 – Things
2. Complete Pack of of All 4 Sets – Digital Download $5
Bilingual Chinese Menu
One of our favorite parts of China is the food, which, in order to get the good stuff, requires some stepping out of the hotels and willingness to try smaller restaurants that are filled with locals. This menu gives you everything you need to order common food with confidence. We have included our favorite dishes from the time we lived in China. Hope it helps you as you travel and that you fall in love with Chinese food all over again!
The menu is bilingual with English, Chinese characters and Chinese pinyin and includes beef, chicken, vegetable, and pork menu items as well as drinks, noodles, dumplings and stuffed buns (baozi). Here is a preview from the first section:
We are offering the menu as digital download PDF files in 2 different formats. The content is the same for both, just the formatting is different. This lets you pick the one that will work best for you.
- One format is 8.5 X 11 paper. When this is printed double-sided, you can fold it and it will fit perfectly into a book.
- The second is specially formatted for smartphones, iPad, Kindles, or the like. We have formatted it to allow for less scrolling and improved zooming.
You can buy the menu in 1 format for $2 or both formats for $3. Click the Paypal button to purchase. We will email you the download link, once we are notified of your purchase.
PDF file in 8.5 x 11 size – $2
PDF file optimized for smartphones – $2
Both PDF files – $3
If you have any questions, you can contact me.