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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 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common vegetables 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: 番茄
Damon: tomato
Chloe: (slow) 番茄 (regular) 番茄
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 番茄
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Chinese often cook a tomato with an egg to make soup or a tomato omelette.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 在中国,番茄又叫西红柿。
Damon: In Chinese, tomato is also called "xihongshi".
Chloe: (slow) 在中国,番茄又叫西红柿。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 红薯
Damon: sweet potato
Chloe: (slow) 红薯 (regular) 红薯
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 红薯
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Sweet potato is very common in China, especially in the North. The yellow variety is usually baked in a large iron drum and sold as street food during the winter.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 烤红薯在冬天很受欢迎。
Damon: Baked sweet potato is popular during winter.
Chloe: (slow) 烤红薯在冬天很受欢迎。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 胡萝卜
Damon: carrot
Chloe: (slow) 胡萝卜 (regular) 胡萝卜
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 胡萝卜
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: In traditional Chinese medicine, the carrot is known to be a vegetable that’s especially healthy, especially for the eyes, and is called ”little ginseng."
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 胡萝卜含有丰富的维生素。
Damon: Carrot is rich in vitamins.
Chloe: (slow) 胡萝卜含有丰富的维生素。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 大白菜
Damon: Chinese cabbage
Chloe: (slow) 大白菜 (regular) 大白菜
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 大白菜
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Chinese cabbage is more common in northern China. It has succulent, white stems with dark green leaves and is often used in home-cooked dishes.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 大白菜可以用来做泡菜。
Damon: Chinese cabbage can be used to make pickles.
Chloe: (slow) 大白菜可以用来做泡菜。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 辣椒
Damon: chili pepper
Chloe: (slow) 辣椒 (regular) 辣椒
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 辣椒
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The chili pepper is a common ingredient in Chinese dishes. Fresh or dried chilies are often used to make chili oil to add spice to other dishes.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 制作辣油时,辣椒的味儿很呛鼻子。
Damon: When making chili oil, the smell of chili pepper really irritates the nose.
Chloe: (slow) 制作辣油时,辣椒的味儿很呛鼻子。
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: 番茄
[pause]Damon: tomato
Chloe: 红薯
[pause]Damon: sweet potato
Chloe: 胡萝卜
[pause]Damon: carrot
Chloe: 大白菜
[pause]Damon: Chinese cabbage
Chloe: 辣椒
[pause]Damon: chili pepper

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five vegetables 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 vegetables?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thank you forthe lesson transcript


favorite word is: 胡萝卜


yes we like vegetables


robert