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Olympic Fast Friday

Here is Friday Fast Fitness - learn some Chinese for the Olympics.

The Olympic ceremonies start at 8:08 p.m. on the 8th day of the 8th month in 2008. Eight is an auspicious number for the Chinese. Whether you agree or disagree with politics in the world, use learning about someone's language as a step to peace:

First lessons include "bei" - north, and "jing" - a capital city. Then you see that Beijing means Northern capital.

Here is some Olympic Chinese:

"Yo-yo-shui" - a way to say, "Taking a swim" in Mandarin (spoken in Beijing).

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