Joshua's Chinese!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For those of you who are wondering if Joshua speaks any Chinese, wonder no more. He SPEAKS Chinese.

Fluently.

And non-stop! It's amazing to hear him just go on and on about...something. That's the down side of things, I guess - I don't have a clue what he's saying! I can sometimes catch little words or phrases, like when he says "ji daan" I know he wants eggs, and he says a certain phrase over and over when he wants to eat. Sometimes I'll catch the word "baba" in a sentence, and I know he's talking about Dad. But other than that....I'm clueless. I would love to know what he's talking about, because he talks all the time.

Poor Isaac is definitely experiencing a little jealousy, I think! He had a pretty rough day yesterday. I decided that he needed a little bit of time apart from Joshua, so I told him that since Josh was to "little" to go outside, just Isaac and I would go for a walk, because Isaac is "big". You should have seen the little grin that sparked across his face! He'll need some one-on-one special sibling times to make him feel included.

One of his favorite new activities is to boss Josh around. He is constantly correcting him! It's pretty funny to see. This morning he was almost in tears trying to tell Joshua to be quiet because Mom was still asleep. You'll see a bit of this brotherly love in the video below, plus a great sampling of Joshua's Chinese chatter! I'm sure some of it's just baby talk, but I think there's definitely some Chinese in there. It's adorable!

video

7 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh yes, the little ones speaking Chinese is adorable! I remember how cute it was when Eliana would talk in Chinese. I didn't have to understand a word of it to love it!

Lesley said...

I was totally laughing SO hard when Joshua and Isaac were debating the name of the pepper! How cute!!! :D Love those two!

Grace said...

Hi Rachel,
This is so cute! What an amazing adoption story your family has. Joshua's smile makes me so happy every time!
We have several books just like the one they were reading! In the book fei ji is airplane, da xiang is elephant, xiang jiao is banana (he seems to like those!). Is there a tiger in the puzzle? I thought I heard him say "lao hu."
Thank you for posting this fun video! I'll be praying for your family.
-Grace

dolcestilnovo said...

Hi Rachel!
Thank you for posting this very cute video! I must say, Joshua is a really handsome and fun little boy, so blessed to have found a loving family like yours. You truly are a remarkable example for us all!
Many blessings,
Alice

~Hannah~ said...

Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shiloh said...

Haha! Your two little brother remind me of mine! We just adopted a 2 year old boy and my 4 year old brother acts the same was has your Isaac does! :) We call them "big brother" and "baby brother". It's pretty funny to watch them in action!

Enjoy your brothers!

~Shiloh

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