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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 10! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to society and culture. These are five common articles of traditional Chinese clothing. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com,
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 旗袍
Damon: Qipao(cheongsam)
Chloe: (slow) 旗袍 (regular) 旗袍
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 旗袍
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A qipao is a body-hugging one-piece dress for women. It was created in the 1920s and was later made fashionable by socialites and upper class women throughout the country.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 旗袍在三四十年代非常流行。
Damon: Qipao was very fashionable in the 1930s and 1940s.
Chloe: (slow) 旗袍在三四十年代非常流行。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 莲履
Damon: lotus shoes
Chloe: (slow) 莲履 (regular) 莲履
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 莲履
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Lotus shoes were worn by women in ancient times who had bound feet. Lotus shoes are made in different styles and colors and were usually ornately decorated with embroidered designs of animals or flowers.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 莲履只有巴掌大小。
Damon: Lotus shoes are small enough to fit in the palm of a hand.
Chloe: (slow) 莲履只有巴掌大小。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 襦裙
Damon: ruqun
Chloe: (slow) 襦裙 (regular) 襦裙
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 襦裙
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A ruqun is an item of traditional Chinese attire which is primarily for women, although men can also wear it. It consists of a blouse and a wrap-around skirt.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 襦裙是古代汉族的日常衣着。
Damon: A ruqun was the daily wear of the Han People in ancient times.
Chloe: (slow) 襦裙是古代汉族的日常衣着。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 深衣
Damon: shenyi
Chloe: (slow) 深衣 (regular) 深衣
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 深衣
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Shenyi is traditional Chinese attire for men. It has been the formal wear and court dress since the Shang Dynasty.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 深衣是历史最悠久的服饰之一。
Damon: Shenyi is one of the clothing items with the longest history.
Chloe: (slow) 深衣是历史最悠久的服饰之一。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 唐装
Damon: Tang suit
Chloe: (slow) 唐装 (regular) 唐装
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 唐装
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A Tang suit is a type of formal jacket for men which is worn on many occasions. The suits are made in various colors, often red, navy, gold, black, and green, and they often feature the use of Chinese characters.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 唐装起源于唐人街。
Damon: The Tang suit originated from China Town.
Chloe: (slow) 唐装起源于唐人街。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 旗袍
[pause]Damon: Qipao
Chloe: 莲履
[pause]Damon: lotus shoes
Chloe: 襦裙
[pause]Damon: ruqun
Chloe: 深衣
[pause]Damon: shenyi
Chloe: 唐装
[pause]Damon: Tang suit

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five articles of traditional clothing in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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Do people in your country wear traditional clothes in everyday life? Tell us what are they called!

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 唐装起源于唐人街。


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