Lucas has been going to Mandarin now for a year, but I must admit we rarely hear him say anything or practice what they have learned, at home.
When we were in Europe though, it seemed to be very important to mention that he spoke three languages, when that came up. Those conversations usually went something like this:
- So Lucas, you speak both Swedish and English?
- Yes! AND Chinese!
He does have three words he will tell you though, when you ask him to say something in Chinese: 'Hello', 'chocolate' and 'Coca-Cola'... Will get him through any situation, right!
(Picture borrowed from www.coca-cola.com.cn)
The Chinese characters of Coca-Cola apparently translate literally to "delicious happiness", and it's pronounced [ke-ko-ke-le].