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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 4! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five popular home-cooked meals 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: 东坡肉
Damon: Dongpo Pork
Chloe: (slow) 东坡肉 (regular) 东坡肉
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 东坡肉
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Dongpo pork is a dish made by pan-frying and then red cooking pork belly. The pork is cut small and consists of half fat and half lean meat.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 东坡肉是以宋朝诗人苏东坡的名字命名的。
Damon: Dongpo Pork is named after the famed Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo.
Chloe: (slow) 东坡肉是以宋朝诗人苏东坡的名字命名的。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 宫保鸡丁
Damon: Kung Pao chicken
Chloe: (slow) 宫保鸡丁 (regular) 宫保鸡丁
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 宫保鸡丁
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Kung Pao chicken is a spicy stir-fry dish made with chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. It is a classic dish in Sichuan cuisine and is very popular throughout China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 宫保鸡丁是一道川菜。
Damon: Kung Pao chicken is a dish in Sichuan cuisine.
Chloe: (slow) 宫保鸡丁是一道川菜。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 叉烧
Damon: Char siu
Chloe: (slow) 叉烧 (regular) 叉烧
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 叉烧
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Char siu is a popular way to flavor and prepare barbecued pork in Chinese cuisine. It can be served either separately or with other food.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 叉烧非常好吃。
Damon: Char siu is very delicious.
Chloe: (slow) 叉烧非常好吃。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 麻婆豆腐
Damon: Mapo tofu
Chloe: (slow) 麻婆豆腐 (regular) 麻婆豆腐
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 麻婆豆腐
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Mapo tofu is a popular dish from the Sichuan province. It is a combination of tofu set in a spicy chili sauce and often cooked with fermented black beans and minced pork or beef.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 麻婆豆腐在日本很受欢迎。
Damon: Mapo tofu is popular in Japan.
Chloe: (slow) 麻婆豆腐在日本很受欢迎。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 皮蛋
Damon: century egg
Chloe: (slow) 皮蛋 (regular) 皮蛋
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 皮蛋
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A century egg is a common ingredient in Chinese cuisine. It is made by preserving duck, chicken, or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 皮蛋有很多种做法。
Damon: There are many ways to cook century eggs.
Chloe: (slow) 皮蛋有很多种做法。
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: 东坡肉
[pause]Damon: Dongpo Pork
Chloe: 宫保鸡丁
[pause]Damon: Kung Pao chicken
Chloe: 叉烧
[pause]Damon: Char siu
Chloe: 麻婆豆腐
[pause]Damon: Mapo tofu
Chloe: 皮蛋
[pause]Damon: century egg

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five popular home-cooked meals in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everybody, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you have any favourite Chinese dish?

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Tuesday at 06:20 AM
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你好 robert groulx!


谢谢 for commenting. We are very happy to have you here. Chinese food is so tasty, you should try it soon! 😇

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robert groulx
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thank you for lesson transcript


favorite dish is 宫保鸡丁是一道川菜。


actually i did not try any chinese food but i will try sweet and sour pork😄


robert

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Hi Ke Xiaolin,


I think it's 鸡蛋饼:smile:


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Ke Xiaolin
Saturday at 02:47 AM
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What is that popular Beijing street food called - it is like a pancake, with an egg, scallions, and a crunchy thing in the middle, and some spicy sauce? I studied in Beijing years ago, but can't remember how to say it and I want to find it in the US!! Xiexie :smile: