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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 24! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to fine arts. These are five well-known Chinese artists and musicians. 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: 梅兰芳
Damon: Mei Lanfang
Chloe: (slow) 梅兰芳 (regular) 梅兰芳
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 梅兰芳
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Mei Lanfang is one of the most famous Beijing opera artists in modern history, and he is known for his roles portraying female characters.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 梅兰芳是京剧“梅派“艺术的创始人。
Damon: Mei Lanfang created the "Mei School" of Beijing Opera.
Chloe: (slow) 梅兰芳是京剧“梅派“艺术的创始人。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 王羲之
Damon: Wang Xizhi
Chloe: (slow) 王羲之 (regular) 王羲之
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 王羲之
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Wang Xizhi was a calligrapher of the Jin Dynasty. He is considered to be one of the most esteemed Chinese calligraphers of all time and a master of all forms of Chinese calligraphy, especially the running script.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 王羲之被称为"书圣"。
Damon: Wang Xizhi is referred to as the “Sage of Calligraphy.”
Chloe: (slow) 王羲之被称为"书圣"。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 苏轼
Damon: Su Shi
Chloe: (slow) 苏轼 (regular) 苏轼
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 苏轼
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Su Shi was a writer, poet, painter, calligrapher, and gastronome of the Song Dynasty. His literary pseudonym is Dongpo Jushi, so he is also referred to as Su Dongpo.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 据说东坡肉是苏轼发明的。
Damon: It is said that Dongpo pork was invented by Su Shi.
Chloe: (slow) 据说东坡肉是苏轼发明的。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 邓丽君
Damon: Teresa Teng
Chloe: (slow) 邓丽君 (regular) 邓丽君
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 邓丽君
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Teresa Teng is a pop singer best known for her sweet voice and romantic ballads. It is often said, "Wherever there are Chinese people, the songs of Teresa Teng can be heard."
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 很多人喜欢邓丽君甜美的声音。
Damon: Many people like the sweetness of Teresa Teng's voice.
Chloe: (slow) 很多人喜欢邓丽君甜美的声音。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 张学友
Damon: Jacky Cheung
Chloe: (slow) 张学友 (regular) 张学友
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 张学友
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Jacky Cheung is a singer, songwriter, and actor from Hong Kong. The Chinese language media refers to him as one of the Cantopop "Four Heavenly Kings."
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 张学友被叫做“歌神”。
Damon: Jacky Cheung is nicknamed "god of songs."
Chloe: (slow) 张学友被叫做“歌神”。
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: 梅兰芳
[pause]Damon: Mei Lanfang
Chloe: 王羲之
[pause]Damon: Wang Xizhi
Chloe: 苏轼
[pause]Damon: Su Shi
Chloe: 邓丽君
[pause]Damon: Teresa Teng
Chloe: 张学友
[pause]Damon: Jacky Cheung

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five artists and musicians 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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Do you know any other famous Chinese artists?

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你好 robert groulx!


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robert groulx
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thank you or the lsson transcript


favorite phrase is ) 张学友被叫做“歌神”。


i do not know any famous chinese artist


robert


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