In Mandarin in K2 we are learning to:
1.Say the names of fish and other sea creatures in Mandarin
2. Ask and answer questions using the sentence patterns
Learning the basic words about the creatures in the sea is not that hard. As you may have discovered, the word鱼yú (fish) is the root word for all kinds of fish. However, some creatures may have a name ending with鱼yú (fish) , although they are not fish. In details, the names of the creatures are:
鱼 yú (fish)
八爪鱼 bā zhǎo yú (octopus)
鲸鱼 jīng yú (whale)
鲨鱼 shā yú (shark)
虾 xiā (shrimp)
螃蟹 páng xie (crab)
The sentence patterns are:
这是鱼吗？ zhè shì yú ma? (Is this a fish?)
我不知道。 Wǒ bù zhī dao. (I don't know.)
这不是鱼。 zhè bú shì yú. (This is not a fish.)
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 fish and others.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose fish and others.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
You do not need to know any Mandarin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.