Mia, mia, mia
JD is growing up fast (cliché, or what!) and learning new words almost daily, it seems. One episode had me confused the other day though. After nibbling a biscuit, he looked at me and said "Mia, mia, mia..."!? I was puzzled and thought it might be Chinese, so I asked the Nanny. No, she said, it's English from his "Dora the Explorer" DVD and it means delicious!? I later watched the DVD and the penny finally dropped when the monkey ate a banana and said "Yum, yum yum...!" which does indeed sound remarkably like "Mia, mia, mia..."! It made for a fun anecdote to tell each of my classes over this last weekend - just the right level of language and humour for them to understand and appreciate.
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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