(in the car, discussing the show Ni Hao, Kai-lan)
Samuel: "You know what's HoHo's favorite instrument? It's those fings that you put on your ears and then there are two disk-kes and he moves them and they make music. He loves that."
Me: (having no idea what he is talking about) "OK"
Samuel: "You know what's Kai-lan's favorite instrument? It's a tambourine. Not the kind that grow on trees, either, but the kind that you shake it and pound it with your hand."
Me: (this one takes me a minute) "Those are two different words. Tambourine is the instrument - a tanGERine grows on trees. Hear the difference?"
Samuel: "OOhh! . . . . I like fire hydrants."