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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five tourist attractions 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: 长城
Damon: Great Wall of China
Chloe: (slow) 长城 (regular) 长城
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 长城
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, and other materials. It was built thousands of years ago across the historical northern border of China to protect against intrusions or military incursions by various nomadic groups.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 长城是世界七大奇迹之一。
Damon: The Great Wall of China is among the Seven Wonders of the World.
Chloe: (slow) 长城是世界七大奇迹之一。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 故宫
Damon: Forbidden City
Chloe: (slow) 故宫 (regular) 故宫
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 故宫
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace and served as the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing and is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 故宫里有很多珍贵的文物。
Damon: There are a lot of cultural treasures collected in the Forbidden City.
Chloe: (slow) 故宫里有很多珍贵的文物。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 兵马俑
Damon: Terracotta Army
Chloe: (slow) 兵马俑 (regular) 兵马俑
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 兵马俑
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. It is located in Xi'an in Shaanxi province, and is also known as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 兵马俑被誉为世界第八大奇迹。
Damon: The Terracotta Army is regarded as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Chloe: (slow) 兵马俑被誉为世界第八大奇迹。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 少林寺
Damon: Shaolin Temple
Chloe: (slow) 少林寺 (regular) 少林寺
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 少林寺
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Shaolin Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mount Song in Henan province. It is well-known for its association with Chinese martial arts and particularly with Shaolin-style kung fu.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 很多人去少林寺学功夫。
Damon: Many people go to Shaolin Temple to learn Chinese kung fu.
Chloe: (slow) 很多人去少林寺学功夫。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 香格里拉
Damon: Shangri-La
Chloe: (slow) 香格里拉 (regular) 香格里拉
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 香格里拉
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The term "Shangri-La" originates from Tibet. It represents a place described as a mystical, harmonious paradise, and is often used in a similar context to the Garden of Eden. In China, Shangri-La is believed to exist somewhere in southwestern China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 香格里拉在藏族文化中被视为世外桃源。
Damon: In Tibetan culture, Shangri-La is believed to be a paradise.
Chloe: (slow) 香格里拉在藏族文化中被视为世外桃源。
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: 长城
[pause]Damon: Great Wall of China
Chloe: 故宫
[pause]Damon: Forbidden City
Chloe: 兵马俑
[pause]Damon: Terracotta Army
Chloe: 少林寺
[pause]Damon: Shaolin Temple
Chloe: 香格里拉
[pause]Damon: Shangri-La

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five tourist attractions 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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Have you ever been to any of these Chinese tourist attractions?

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你好 robert groulx!


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite attraction is 故宫


i never went to china and hoping i will goto china😄


robert