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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 6! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common fruits 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: 荔枝
Damon: lychee
Chloe: (slow) 荔枝 (regular) 荔枝
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 荔枝
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The lychee has a whitish pulp with a floral smell and a fragrant, sweet flavor. It is usually eaten fresh.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 关于杨贵妃和荔枝,有一首非常著名的诗:一骑红尘妃子笑,无人知是荔枝来。
Damon: There's a very famous poem regarding Yang Guifei and the lychee: "At a horse raising red dust, the imperial concubine smiled;
No one knew it was for the lychee fruit it had brought."
Chloe: (slow) 关于杨贵妃和荔枝,有一首非常著名的诗:一骑红尘妃子笑,无人知是荔枝来。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 哈密瓜
Damon: Hami melon
Chloe: (slow) 哈密瓜 (regular) 哈密瓜
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 哈密瓜
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A hami melon is a type of melon, originally from Hami in Xinjiang, Western China. Its outer color is generally white with pink or yellow with green.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 提起哈密瓜人们就会想到新疆。
Damon: When Hami melon is mentioned, people think of Xinjiang.
Chloe: (slow) 提起哈密瓜人们就会想到新疆。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 龙眼
Damon: longan
Chloe: (slow) 龙眼 (regular) 龙眼
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 龙眼
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: A longan is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit. The tree’s name literally means "dragon eye" because its fruit resembles an eyeball when it is shelled.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 中医认为龙眼会使人上火。
Damon: In Chinese medicine, the longan is thought to give internal "heat."
Chloe: (slow) 中医认为龙眼会使人上火。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 桃
Damon: peach
Chloe: (slow) 桃 (regular) 桃
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 桃
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The peach is a popular fruit native to Northwest China. In China, the honey peach variety is particularly popular for its sweetness.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 孙悟空爱吃水蜜桃。
Damon: The Monkey King loves eating honey peach.
Chloe: (slow) 孙悟空爱吃水蜜桃。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 枇杷
Damon: loquat
Chloe: (slow) 枇杷 (regular) 枇杷
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 枇杷
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Loquats contain several large brown seeds. Its skin is thin but can be peeled off by hand when the fruit is ripe.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 初夏是枇杷成熟的季节。
Damon: Loquat fruit is ripe in early summer.
Chloe: (slow) 初夏是枇杷成熟的季节。
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: 荔枝
[pause]Damon: lychee
Chloe: 哈密瓜
[pause]Damon: Hami melon
Chloe: 龙眼
[pause]Damon: longan
Chloe: 桃
[pause]Damon: peach
Chloe: 枇杷
[pause]Damon: loquat

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five fruits 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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Have you tried any of these fruits? Please, let us know which one in Chinese!

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you for the lsson transcript


favorite word is 荔枝


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