- Say the names of the fruit in Mandarin
- Read the names of the fruit in Pinyin and Characters
- Write the root word果 in Characters
Learning the names of the the fruit in Mandarin is not too difficult. As 果 （“guǒ”, meaning “fruit”)is the root word for many fruit, it is easy to connect different words and extend vocabulary. Some of the names of the food are:
水果 shǔi guǒ-fruit
苹果 píng guǒ-apple
芒果 máng guǒ-mango
西瓜 xī guā-watermelon
木瓜 mù guā-papaya
草莓 cǎo méi-strawberry
香蕉 xiāng jiāo-banana
你喜欢什么水果？ Nǐ xǐ huan shén me shuǐ guǒ?-Which fruit do you like?
我喜欢苹果。 Wǒ xǐ huan píng guǒ.-I like apples.
I have made a set of cards on Quizlet (quizlet.com or download the app for phone or ipad) to help your child practice learning the names of the fruit.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose fruit.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
If your child can already say the names of food then:
will give some ideas on how to extend their vocabulary.
You do not need to know any Mandarin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.