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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 18! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to people and homes. These are five common things in Chinese homes. 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: 泡菜坛
Damon: Chinese pickle jar
Chloe: (slow) 泡菜坛 (regular) 泡菜坛
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 泡菜坛
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Chinese pickle jar is a traditional device used to pickle vegetables and fruits. It is generally made of glass or pottery. The rim holds water, and the glass lid is placed upside down into the water to allow carbon dioxide to escape without letting any outside air into the jar.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 要定期向泡菜坛衔加水。
Damon: It is necessary to add fresh water regularly to the rim of the Chinese pickle jar.
Chloe: (slow) 要定期向泡菜坛衔加水。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 炕
Damon: kang bed-stove
Chloe: (slow) 炕 (regular) 炕
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 炕
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The kang is a traditional platform for general living, working, entertaining, and sleeping. Its interior channels the exhaust from a wood or coal cooking fire to make it warm and comfortable in the winter.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 炕是石头或砖做的。
Damon: The kang bed-stove is built of stones or bricks.
Chloe: (slow) 炕是石头或砖做的。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 屏风
Damon: folding screen
Chloe: (slow) 屏风 (regular) 屏风
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 屏风
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Folding screens have been in use in China for thousands of years. They are usually decorated with traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, or embroidery and can be used to separate space within a room.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 屏风常常被摆放在客厅里。
Damon: The folding screen is often put in the living room.
Chloe: (slow) 屏风常常被摆放在客厅里。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 盆栽
Damon: potted plant
Chloe: (slow) 盆栽 (regular) 盆栽
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 盆栽
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Chinese love potted plants because they can purify the air and are good for health. Also potted plants can serve as a decoration for the house.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 兰草是一种常见的盆栽植物。
Damon: Orchids are a common potted plant.
Chloe: (slow) 兰草是一种常见的盆栽植物。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 春联
Damon: spring couplet
Chloe: (slow) 春联 (regular) 春联
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 春联
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A spring couplet is two lines of poetry which adhere to certain rules. Spring couplets are usually seen on the sides of doors leading to people's homes or as hanging scrolls in an interior.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 过春节的时候要贴春联。
Damon: People hang spring couplets during the Chinese New Year.
Chloe: (slow) 过春节的时候要贴春联。
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: 泡菜坛
[pause]Damon: Chinese pickle jar
Chloe: 炕
[pause]Damon: kang bed-stove
Chloe: 屏风
[pause]Damon: folding screen
Chloe: 盆栽
[pause]Damon: potted plant
Chloe: 春联
[pause]Damon: spring couplet

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five common things in Chinese homes! 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 else are you expecting to find inside a Chinese home?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 过春节的时候要贴春联。


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