The giant panda's teeth

5. The teeth of the giant panda

The giant panda has incisors, canines and molars. 

Let's try to say this in Mandarin. 

The sentence will literally read as:

Big bear cat has incisor tooth, canine tooth and molar tooth.

Mandarin Learning Points:

  • In Mandarin, there is no difference between singular and plural words. The meaning will be understood from the sentence. This is different to English. For example, in English we say 'one tooth' but when talking about more than one, the word tooth changes to teeth. 

大熊猫有门齿,犬齿和臼齿。

Dàxióngmāo yǒu ménchǐ, quǎnchǐ hé jiùchǐ.