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INTRODUCTION
Gabriella: Hi everyone, I’m Gabriella.
Olivia: And I’m Olivia!
Gabriella: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Cantonese Vocabulary, Lesson 2! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Cantonese Foods. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at CantoneseClass101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella: Olivia, what’s our first word?
Olivia: 點心
Gabriella: dim sum
Olivia: (slow) 點心 (regular) 點心
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 點心
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Dim sum refers to a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food. The dishes are traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 不如叫多籠點心吖?
Gabriella: How about we order another dim sum?
Olivia: (slow) 不如叫多籠點心吖?
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 燒味
Gabriella: roasted meat ("siu mei")
Olivia: (slow) 燒味 (regular) 燒味
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 燒味
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Siu mei is the generic name given to meats roasted on spits over an open fire or a huge wood burning rotisserie oven. It creates a unique, deep barbecue flavor, and the roast is usually covered with a flavorful sauce.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 咁多種燒味之中我最鍾意叉燒。
Gabriella: Among all the roasted meats, barbecue pork is my favorite.
Olivia: (slow) 咁多種燒味之中我最鍾意叉燒。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 炒飯
Gabriella: fried rice
Olivia: (slow) 炒飯 (regular) 炒飯
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 炒飯
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Fried rice is made from steamed rice which is stir-fried in a wok and often mixed with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables, and meat.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我哋每次嚟都會叫楊州炒飯。
Gabriella: We order the Yangzhou fried rice every time we come here.
Olivia: (slow) 我哋每次嚟都會叫楊州炒飯。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 雲吞麵
Gabriella: wonton noodles
Olivia: (slow) 雲吞麵 (regular) 雲吞麵
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 雲吞麵
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: A bowl of wonton noodles is usually served in a hot broth with wonton dumplings and garnished with leafy vegetables.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 呢間鋪頭嘅雲吞麵係全香港最出名嘅。
Gabriella: The wonton noodles at this store are the most well-known in Hong Kong.
Olivia: (slow) 呢間鋪頭嘅雲吞麵係全香港最出名嘅。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 蛋撻
Gabriella: egg tart
Olivia: (slow) 蛋撻 (regular) 蛋撻
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 蛋撻
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: An egg tart is a kind of custard pastry found in Portugal, England, Hong Kong, and other Asian countries. It consists of an outer pastry crust that is filled with egg custard and then baked.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 以前港督都食呢度嘅蛋撻㗎!
Gabriella: The Governor used to come here for the egg tarts!
Olivia: (slow) 以前港督都食呢度嘅蛋撻㗎!
QUIZ
Gabriella: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Olivia will give you the Cantonese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Olivia: 點心
[pause]Gabriella: dim sum
Olivia: 燒味
[pause]Gabriella: roasted meat ("siu mei")
Olivia: 炒飯
[pause]Gabriella: fried rice
Olivia: 雲吞麵
[pause]Gabriella: wonton noodles
Olivia: 蛋撻
[pause]Gabriella: egg tart

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Foods in Hong Kong! We have more vocab lists available at CantoneseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Olivia: 拜拜!

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What else do you know about Cantonese cuisine?

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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite food is 點心


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Hi Angelique,


Hahaha!! Glad to hear that! They have many funny videos I especially love the "Things Asian parents do" video series, they're very accurate :laughing: Let us know if you do run into them! I guess the comic con would be one of the places they would go?! :P


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Angelique Ng
Thursday at 01:09 AM
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Hahaha! I fricken' LOVE the Fung Brothers! They're so funny...and handsome too! (especially Andrew) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: I live in the 626 like they do and I hope I run into them some day at dim sum or the night market or...wherever. :grin:

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Hi listeners,


We stumbled upon this video about Cantonese dim sum! It's funny and we'd like to share it with you! :grin:

http://youtu.be/OeCDT4ljqhQ


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Monday at 01:59 PM
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Hi Gareth,


Haha that's right! Best described with the Cantonese idiom: 平靚正 (peng4 leng3 zeng3) "cheap, looks good, and fine" :smile:


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Gareth
Sunday at 12:28 AM
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No matter where you go in the world, Chinese restaurants offer the best food for the best prices!