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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five popular Chinese foods. 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: 饺子
Damon: Chinese dumpling
Chloe: (slow) 饺子 (regular) 饺子
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 饺子
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Chinese dumplings are one of the most popular foods in China, especially in the north. They are made up of a small piece of dough stuffed with ground meat and various vegetables like cabbage, celery, or leek.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 北方过年要吃饺子。
Damon: In North China, people eat Chinese dumplings to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Chloe: (slow) 北方过年要吃饺子。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 汤圆
Damon: tangyuan
Chloe: (slow) 汤圆 (regular) 汤圆
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 汤圆
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Tangyuan is made from glutinous rice flour mixed with water and formed into balls, which are then cooked in boiling water. Usually they are served with several kinds of sweet fillings like sesame, red bean, or chopped peanuts.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 中国有过冬至吃汤圆的习俗。
Damon: In China, it is a traditional custom to serve tangyuan during the Winter Solstice Festival.
Chloe: (slow) 中国有过冬至吃汤圆的习俗。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 粽子
Damon: zongzi
Chloe: (slow) 粽子 (regular) 粽子
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 粽子
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Zongzi is a traditional food also known as a rice dumplings. Zongzi is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 人们通过吃粽子来纪念诗人屈原。
Damon: People eat zongzi to commemorate the death of the poet Qu Yuan.
Chloe: (slow) 人们通过吃粽子来纪念诗人屈原。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 火锅
Damon: hot pot
Chloe: (slow) 火锅 (regular) 火锅
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 火锅
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A hot pot is a simmering metal pot placed at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot simmers, ingredients like meat, leafy vegetables, wontons, and egg dumplings are placed into it and cooked at the table.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 四川的麻辣火锅非常受欢迎。
Damon: The spicy Sichuan hot pot is very popular.
Chloe: (slow) 四川的麻辣火锅非常受欢迎。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 小笼包
Damon: xiaolongbao
Chloe: (slow) 小笼包 (regular) 小笼包
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 小笼包
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Xiaolongbao is a popular traditional Chinese food which is steamed in small bamboo baskets. They are traditionally filled with pork, but variations include other meats, seafood, and vegetarian fillings.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 小笼包是上海著名的小吃。
Damon: Xiaolongbao is a famous Shanghai snack.
Chloe: (slow) 小笼包是上海著名的小吃。
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: 饺子
[pause]Damon: Chinese dumpling
Chloe: 汤圆
[pause]Damon: tangyuan
Chloe: 粽子
[pause]Damon: zongzi
Chloe: 火锅
[pause]Damon: hot pot
Chloe: 小笼包
[pause]Damon: xiaolongbao

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five foods 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What else do you know about Chinese cuisine?

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Wednesday at 01:53 AM
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你好 robert groulx!


谢谢 for commenting. Chinese dumplings = 饺子. It's in the list! 😉

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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


what about chinese dumplings?😄


robert