Wednesday, April 08, 2009

compass 指南针

on Monday, we took Crystal and Angie to play at a nearby park. At a toy store, Crystal saw a thing and asked: what's this?
Daddy: it's compass, for telling direction. (*to mommy*) buy one for her.  (it's only ¥1.5 =US$0.2!) 
the white needle is pointing north. the red needle is pointing south. in chinese, compass is called zhi-nan-zhen 指南针.
zhi = pointing,nan = south,zhen = needle

note !
The compass' tips are usually marked with either red or black tips. One of these will be north, and the other south, and it is a good idea to test the compass out on which tip is north. A way of testing this is finding out the general north or south direction of where you are, then using the compass to align to one of these directions to see which point is which.

since we had ever introduced directions to Crystal, 
after telling and showing her how, she immediately could use it 
to point to the south, north, east and west.
(*mama was happy for it*)

the other day, her daddy asked: "why during winter, the wild geese fly from the north to the southeast?" 
crystal made a wild guess: "bcoz it's cold in the north." 
we couldnt help laughing; surely it's a correct answer. hahaha!!! 


一天在外面玩要回家时,
妈妈给晶晶和齐齐各买了个玩具眼镜。
晶晶看到了个东西,问道:这是什么? 
爸爸说:这是指南针。用来指方向的。
爸爸对妈妈说:给她买一个玩吧。

好便宜哦 .. 就 1.5元 !

在家门口带晶晶玩了一会新买的指南针。
到家观察一下,红色的针向南。
(有些是红色或黑色的针,有些向南,有些向北,
最好确定一下那个颜色的针是向北向南)
把指南针调一下,方向对上就行了。
没想到一会晶晶就会用来指出东南西北。

妈妈心理好开心! 

改天幼儿园的本子里说到小雁向东南飞。
爸爸问晶晶:为什么秋天小雁从北边往东南飞?
晶晶蒙的说:因为在北边冷。
蒙对了.. 爸爸妈妈都笑起来 .. 呵呵!

5 comments:

Gildo Kaldorana said...

Enak kalau anak2 bisa ketemu macam2, kadang2 uang, kadang2 emas hehehehehe.
Di spanyol "compas" adalah satu alat untuk gambar2 lineal.
Itu yang Crystal ketemu bahasa español, namanya "brújula".
Salam from Barcelona.

TotaLuki said...

wah Crystal pintar ya..hehehe..
Ikut nyoblos ga Yen di Cina??

yendoel said...

wong ditunggu2..kok formulirnya gak nyampe2, gimana nyoblosnya?

TotaLuki said...

Hahaha.. gue dapet Yen tp Tota ga dapet ya udah gue pemiluan sendiri ajah.. Happy Easter jugayah ntar minggu

Ninis said...

Puinterrrrnyaaaaa Crystal.. *selalu takjub*
Moga selalu berprestasi kelak ya, Nak..