My Pri.2 Chinese Textbook

How many of you still keep your Chinese or Mother Tongue textbook of more than 35 years ago? I still have mine and it’s still in rather good condition – no “dog-ear”!

This is the front cover of the 3 textbooks (A,B and C). Note that the first Chinese character (Red box) of the word Singapore then – there were 2 ways of writing it!

See the other way of writing it (Red circled – the publisher printed on the same book at the back page);

One was written as “New” and the other was “Star”. Now we use the character “New”.

Now let’s take a look at the content page;

Well, quite a lot of Chapters to cover as there were 3 books altogether. Maybe we should take a look at one of the chapters inside as well. See if it’s more difficult than now?

One of the Chapters shown below;

Not too simple right? Also they were not in Simplified Chinese character then. Note also that Hanyu Pinyin was not used at that time yet.

Now let’s take a look at the back cover;

Recognise that Lion structure? Haha, by now most of us will know….

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4 Responses to “My Pri.2 Chinese Textbook”


  1. 1 Lam Chun See Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 8:23 am

    Thanks for sharing. Huayu not so cool those days eh? Reminds me of our very fierce Chinese teacher in Pr 6. We called him Mao Tze Tung.

  2. 2 laokokok Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 12:39 am

    Eh, his hair resembled the late Mr.Mao??

  3. 3 Jonathan Ho Monday, March 26, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Wonderful. A great site. It brought back memories of my days spent learning Han Yu Pin Ying and also the wonderful times roaming along railroad track looking for spiders and guppies. I even remember the cover of the text books.

  4. 4 laokokok Monday, March 26, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Hi Jonathan Ho,
    Welcome here and hope you enjoy it.


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