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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 3! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common Chinese beverages. 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: 乌龙茶
Damon: oolong tea
Chloe: (slow) 乌龙茶 (regular) 乌龙茶
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 乌龙茶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea that can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, woody and thick with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with bouquet aromas.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 乌龙茶对身体有好处。
Damon: Oolong tea is good for health.
Chloe: (slow) 乌龙茶对身体有好处。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 普洱茶
Damon: puerh tea
Chloe: (slow) 普洱茶 (regular) 普洱茶
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 普洱茶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Puerh is a variety of dark tea produced in Yunnan Province. It’s named after the region which was a trading post for dark tea during the time of imperial China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 云南是普洱茶的产地。
Damon: Puerh tea is produced in Yunnan.
Chloe: (slow) 云南是普洱茶的产地。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 白酒
Damon: white liquor
Chloe: (slow) 白酒 (regular) 白酒
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 白酒
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Baijiu is a distilled liquor with an alcohol by volume ranging from 40 percent to 60 percent. In the South, baijiu is generally made from glutinous rice, but in the North it is distilled from sorghum, wheat, barley or millet.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 在中国,喝白酒是一种文化。
Damon: Drinking baijiu is a kind of culture in China.
Chloe: (slow) 在中国,喝白酒是一种文化。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 啤酒
Damon: beer
Chloe: (slow) 啤酒 (regular) 啤酒
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 啤酒
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Beer is often served during informal occasions with friends or family members. The most popular beer in China is Qingdao Beer, a brand which originates from the city of Qingdao in Shandong province.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 年轻人喜欢喝啤酒。
Damon: Young people like drinking beer.
Chloe: (slow) 年轻人喜欢喝啤酒。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 珍珠奶茶
Damon: bubble tea
Chloe: (slow) 珍珠奶茶 (regular) 珍珠奶茶
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 珍珠奶茶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Bubble tea is a tea-based drink from Taiwan which comes with small, chewy tapioca balls called pearls. There are generally two types: fruit-flavored teas and milk teas.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 珍珠奶茶有很多种口味。
Damon: There are many different flavors of bubble tea.
Chloe: (slow) 珍珠奶茶有很多种口味。
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: 乌龙茶
[pause]Damon: oolong tea
Chloe: 普洱茶
[pause]Damon: puerh tea
Chloe: 白酒
[pause]Damon: white liquor
Chloe: 啤酒
[pause]Damon: beer
Chloe: 珍珠奶茶
[pause]Damon: bubble tea

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five beverages 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's the most popular drink in your country?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


usually the popular it would be coffee


favorite phrase is 年轻人喜欢喝啤酒。