Children enjoy helping in the kitchen the most and cooking is the perfect opportunity for them to know better about their surroundings in a fun way. As they are very curious about the objects they see when cooking, learning about the kitchen utensils will get them familiarised with the equipment while learning Chinese.
Let’s broaden their cooking items vocabulary and find out what’s in the kitchen!
Kitchen Item Names in Chinese for Kids
Tea maker 茶壶 (chá hú)
Toaster 烤面包机 (kǎo miàn bāo jī)
Kettle 壶 (hú)
Mixer 混合器 (hùn hé qì)
Refrigerator 冰箱 (bīng xiāng)
Blender 搅拌机 (jiǎo bàn jī)
Cabinet 橱 (chú)
Microwave 微波 (wéi bō)
Dish soap 洗碗剂 (xǐ wǎn jì)
Kitchen counter 厨房柜台 (chú fáng guì tái)
Dinner table 餐桌 (cān zhuō)
Grill 炙烤 (zhì kǎo)
Drawer 抽屉 (chōu tì)
Rice cooker 电饭锅 (diàn fàn guō)
Apron 围裙 (wéi qún)
Bowl 碗 (wǎn)
Fork 叉子 (chā zi)
Teapot 茶壶 (chá hú)
Measuring cup 量杯 (liáng bēi)
Baking tray 烤盘 (kǎo pán)
Timer 计时器 (jì shí qì)
Spoon 勺子 (sháo zi)
Chopping board 切菜板 (qiē cài bǎn)
Chopsticks 筷子 (kuài zi)
Grater 刨丝器 (páo sī qì)
Plate 盘子 (pán zi)
Colander 滤器 (lǜ qì)
Oven glove 烤箱手套 (kǎo xiāng shǒu tào)
Napkin 餐巾(cān jīn)
With these Chinese words about kitchen utensils, parents should break down the vocabulary for learning Chinese each day for their kids. In order for children to memorize Chinese vocabulary about kitchen utensils well, parents can use sticky notes to stick to objects so that they can always see and gradually instil into the brain of children.
Another way to learn about the kitchen vocabulary in Chinese is this simple activity below:
- Use prepared flashcards that help review the vocabulary as well as guide your child to cook simple foods like banana milk or juice. Show pictures of the final dish to your child and give your child a hint to guess what the food/drink is.
- In order for the cooking to happen, you should have all the cooking utensils prepared as well as provide your child’s apron. Let your little one go through all the words he/she learned by naming the available tools in the kitchen. Be more careful with the ingredients/dishes that require the use of a knife to cut. You can replace the knife with a fork in some cases.
- Make sure your child follows your recipe and instructions while preparing the food. After making the finished dish, ask your child to write down the recipe and illustrate the stages of implementation. Children may also suggest foods they want to try, such as apple juice instead of orange juice.
- Children can invent recipes themselves instead of working with your instructions or they can consult their parents and relatives and try to cook them later.
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