ZE accompanied me to Tommy le Baker yesterday, because yiyi (aunt) was sleepy and in dire need for a place to get her latte fix.
We brought along some reading materials from home. I took my Jimmy Liao picture books and ZE chose a Japanese phrase book.
She rattled off these words from the Japanese phrase book … Obasan (aunt), obaaasan (grandma), haha (mother), shoku-pan (a loaf of bread, since we bought a loaf of farmer sourdough).
Remembering my goal of learning how to count in foreign language, I asked her to teach me how to count from one to ten in Japanese! So my niece turned into a spontaneous Japanese teacher 🙂
Let’s take a look at the scoreboard of my goal to count one to ten in 10 languages.
- Achieved 8 languages: English, BM, Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese,
German, Spanish, Japanese.
- 2 more languages to go. What’s next?