Friday, December 7, 2007

Vocab Power

En En picks up new word very fast nowadays. So, we have to mind our speech daily! She is able to follow or mimic our pronunciation either in Mandarin or English. Most of the time it is almost 80-90% accurate.

Don't know why recently she prefers to sleep back in bouncer at night and commanded us to swing her. She will says: "Ah mie... yao2 (means swing in mandarin)!" Last night she saw daddy went in bedroom earlier and straight away told us: "Papa... yao2!" I guess she's enjoying to be threated like a princess and poor mummy and daddy become her slave. Guess that's why daddy always will remain downstairs till late night. LOL...

Next when we are riding in the car, she's now very interested in different types of vehicles, particularly bus. She will point and says out loud "Ba..." whenever a bus passes by. She even can differentiate and tell us "loli" (lorry). She's learning van now but still not yet spoken out.

We are amazed when she's able to follow us to do counting 1,2,3... in mandarin. It starts like this:

Mummy: yi (1)...
En En : (follow) yi... or sometimes er (2)... immediately
Mummy: san (3)
En En : san...
Mummy: si (4)
En En : wu (5) *surprise!*
Mummy: liu (6)
En En : yuik...
Mummy: qi (7)
En En : ba (8) *surprise!*
Mummy: jiu (9)
En En : yoo...
Mummy: shi (10)
En En : shi - 100% accurate pronunciation for shi, especially the sh- part

Sing song time...

Papa : "Old Mcdonald had a farm, ee yah ee yah..."
En En: "Ohhhh...." (the loudest)

En En understand Malay language too. My maid speak Malay with her and even En En can't speak back but she really understand. We tested her a few words:

Ah Mah : pointing to her muslin (cloth nappy) "Apa ini?" what is this
En En : "pinn... (lampin/muslin)"
Ah Mah : "Mana hidung?" where is your nose?
En En : pointing her nose
Ah Mah : "Nak makan?" want to eat?
En En : shake head
Ah Mah : "Mau susu?" do you want milk?
En En : nodded her head then happily sucking her bottle later

Then mummy teach her a few simple english word like sit, walk, open door, close door, take, put down, clap you hands... and her favourite is "tap-tap" (actually it's "step step"). She loves to sit at the staircase and ask us to step our feet with her. It started from the children song:

If you happy and you know it step your feet ~ Step, step x2
If you happy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you happy and you know it step your feet ~ Step, step

10 comments:

JO-N said...

Very clever. Time to feed her with words.

Bryan's Mama said...

En En is MILES ahead of bryan.....he's still incomprehensible!

jazzmint said...

hehe..yao until hand oso KO eh

Vivianz said...

En en is very clever leh!!!

Peridot&Sapphire said...

Everyone: I have to admit she picks up vocab very fast especially to mimic the pronunciation. Yes Jo-N, will feed her more words now as she has very good memory at this period.

jazzmint: true... I'm the one who KO first before she sleeps!

mybabybay said...

I am sure you going get more surprises soon when you hear new words. More on the way!

allthingspurple said...

Isnt it such a joy when babies started picking up words? they catch you by suprise with new songs and words they picked up from here and there everyday !!!

chanelwong said...

so clever girl....

Peridot&Sapphire said...

michelle & christene:
yes.... can't wait to hear more of what she's trying to tell us...

chanel: thanks for your compliment but still need to teach her with more patient and love...

slavemom said...

Wow.. she can even count... really amazing! Come, En En, come, teach didi how to speak so well like u. Such a clever girl. It's so frustrating when CE jes cry n cry n we don't know wat he wants.