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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five geographical features in China. 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: 喀斯特地貌
Damon: Karst
Chloe: (slow) 喀斯特地貌 (regular) 喀斯特地貌
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 喀斯特地貌
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock. In China, it can be found in Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan, which is one of the largest karst areas in the world.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 云南石林是著名的喀斯特地貌风景区。
Damon: The Stone Forest in Yunnan is a notable tourist site for karst topography.
Chloe: (slow) 云南石林是著名的喀斯特地貌风景区。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 哈尼梯田
Damon: Hani Rice Terraces
Chloe: (slow) 哈尼梯田 (regular) 哈尼梯田
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 哈尼梯田
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Hani Rice Terraces are located in Yunnan province and have a history of over 1,200 years. In China, the Hani Rice Terraces are regarded as nature’s most beautiful carving.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 哈尼梯田是中国第二处世界自然遗产。
Damon: The Hani Rice Terraces were the second site in China listed as a World Natural Heritage.
Chloe: (slow) 哈尼梯田是中国第二处世界自然遗产。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 戈壁沙漠
Damon: Gobi Desert
Chloe: (slow) 戈壁沙漠 (regular) 戈壁沙漠
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 戈壁沙漠
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Gobi Desert is a large desert region that covers parts of northern and northwestern China. It holds several important cities along the historic Silk Road trade route.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 丝绸之路穿越了戈壁沙漠。
Damon: The Silk Road cuts across the Gobi Desert.
Chloe: (slow) 丝绸之路穿越了戈壁沙漠。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 黄土高原
Damon: Loess Plateau
Chloe: (slow) 黄土高原 (regular) 黄土高原
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 黄土高原
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Loess Plateau is commonly known as Huangtu Plateau in China. It is a plateau that covers almost all of Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces, as well as parts of Gansu province, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 黄土高原是中国水土流失最严重的地区。
Damon: The Loess Plateau has been considered the most highly eroded region of China.
Chloe: (slow) 黄土高原是中国水土流失最严重的地区。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 内蒙古大草原
Damon: Inner Mongolia Grasslands
Chloe: (slow) 内蒙古大草原 (regular) 内蒙古大草原
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 内蒙古大草原
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Inner Mongolia Grassland cover a large area of northern China. The grasslands have favored the development of animal husbandry in this region.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 内蒙古大草原上每年都会举行那达慕大会。
Damon: The Naadam is hosted on the Inner Mongolia Grasslands every year.
Chloe: (slow) 内蒙古大草原上每年都会举行那达慕大会。
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: 喀斯特地貌
[pause]Damon: Karst
Chloe: 哈尼梯田
[pause]Damon: Hani Rice Terraces
Chloe: 戈壁沙漠
[pause]Damon: Gobi Desert
Chloe: 黄土高原
[pause]Damon: Loess Plateau
Chloe: 内蒙古大草原
[pause]Damon: Inner Mongolia Grasslands

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five geographical features 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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What is the most interesting geographical feature in China for you?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 内蒙古大草原上每年都会举行那达慕大会。


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