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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five common animals in Chinese. 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: 大熊猫
Damon: giant panda
Chloe: (slow) 大熊猫 (regular) 大熊猫
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 大熊猫
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The giant panda is native to China, mainly in Sichuan province, a mountainous region covered by foliage. The giant panda is referred to as a national treasure in China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 大熊猫的食物是竹子。
Damon: The giant panda eats bamboo.
Chloe: (slow) 大熊猫的食物是竹子。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 东北虎
Damon: Amur tiger
Chloe: (slow) 东北虎 (regular) 东北虎
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 东北虎
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The amur tiger lives in the northeastern part of China. Its forehead fur resembles the Chinese character meaning “the king," which is why the Chinese call it the king of the jungle.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 东北虎是丛林之王。
Damon: The amur tiger is the King of the Jungle.
Chloe: (slow) 东北虎是丛林之王。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 扬子鳄
Damon: Chinese alligator
Chloe: (slow) 扬子鳄 (regular) 扬子鳄
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 扬子鳄
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Chinese alligator lives exclusively in China and is the world’s smallest variety of alligator. It is an endangered species.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 扬子鳄被称为”活化石“。
Damon: The Chinese alligator is referred to as "live fossil.”
Chloe: (slow) 扬子鳄被称为”活化石“。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 金丝猴
Damon: golden snub-nosed monkey
Chloe: (slow) 金丝猴 (regular) 金丝猴
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 金丝猴
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Golden snub-nosed monkeys live in southern China. This endangered species gets its Chinese name from its shimmering gold fur. These monkeys have multi-colored fur on their shoulders and backs.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 金丝猴的毛很柔软。
Damon: The fur of the golden snub-nosed monkey is very soft.
Chloe: (slow) 金丝猴的毛很柔软。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 丹顶鹤
Damon: Red-crowned crane
Chloe: (slow) 丹顶鹤 (regular) 丹顶鹤
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 丹顶鹤
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The red-crowned crane is often featured in myths and legends. In Taoism, it is a symbol of longevity and immortality.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 丹顶鹤经常被叫做仙鹤。
Damon: The Red-crowned Crane is often called “fairy crane.”
Chloe: (slow) 丹顶鹤经常被叫做仙鹤。
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: 大熊猫
[pause]Damon: giant panda
Chloe: 东北虎
[pause]Damon: Amur tiger
Chloe: 扬子鳄
[pause]Damon: Chinese alligator
Chloe: 金丝猴
[pause]Damon: golden snub-nosed monkey
Chloe: 丹顶鹤
[pause]Damon: Red-crowned Crane

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five animals 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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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in Chinese?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite animal is : 东北虎


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