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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common Chinese sweets and desserts. 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: 金银馒头
Damon: Steamed and deep-fried mantou
Chloe: (slow) 金银馒头 (regular) 金银馒头
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 金银馒头
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Steamed and deep-fried mantou is also called steamed and deep-fried mini bun. It is often served with sweetened condensed milk as a dessert in Chinese restaurants.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 金银馒头是一道甜点。
Damon: Steamed and deep-fried mantou is a dessert.
Chloe: (slow) 金银馒头是一道甜点。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 老婆饼
Damon: Sweetheart cake
Chloe: (slow) 老婆饼 (regular) 老婆饼
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 老婆饼
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Sweetheart cake is a traditional Chinese pastry with flaky, thin skin made with winter melon, almond paste, and sesame and spiced with five spice powder.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 买老婆饼送给老婆。
Damon: People buy sweetheart cakes as a gift for their wife.
Chloe: (slow) 买老婆饼送给老婆。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 龙须糖
Damon: Dragon's Beard Candy
Chloe: (slow) 龙须糖 (regular) 龙须糖
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 龙须糖
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Dragon's Beard Candy is an old-fashioned candy with a rich, sweet flavor. It has a threaded, chewy texture, and its appearance resembles that of a white cocoon or pillow shape.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 据说龙须糖有上千年的历史。
Damon: It is said that Dragon's Beard Candy has a history of more than one thousand years.
Chloe: (slow) 据说龙须糖有上千年的历史。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 沙琪玛
Damon: sachima
Chloe: (slow) 沙琪玛 (regular) 沙琪玛
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 沙琪玛
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Sachima mainly consists of flour, butter, and rock sugar or rock candy. Sachima has a soft texture which makes it especially popular with older people and children.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 沙琪玛是满族的一种食物。
Damon: Sachima is a Manchu food.
Chloe: (slow) 沙琪玛是满族的一种食物。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 龟苓膏
Damon: Tortoise Jelly
Chloe: (slow) 龟苓膏 (regular) 龟苓膏
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 龟苓膏
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Tortoise Jelly is often eaten for its herbal flavor during summer.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 人们在夏天吃龟苓膏。
Damon: People eat Tortoise Jelly in summer.
Chloe: (slow) 人们在夏天吃龟苓膏。
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: 金银馒头
[pause]Damon: Steamed and Deep-Fried Mantou
Chloe: 老婆饼
[pause]Damon: Sweetheart cake
Chloe: 龙须糖
[pause]Damon: Dragon's Beard Candy
Chloe: 沙琪玛
[pause]Damon: sachima
Chloe: 龟苓膏
[pause]Damon: Tortoise Jelly

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five sweets and desserts 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 like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite word is 老婆饼


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