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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 3! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Cantonese Beverages. 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: 港式奶茶
Gabriella: Hong Kong-style milk tea
Olivia: (slow) 港式奶茶 (regular) 港式奶茶
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 港式奶茶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Hong Kong-style milk tea is made of a mix of several types of black tea, evaporated milk, and sugar. The key feature of Hong Kong-style milk tea is that a sackcloth bag is used to filter the tea leaves.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 港式奶茶亦都叫做「絲襪奶茶」。
Gabriella: Hong Kong-style milk tea is also known as "silk stocking milk tea."
Olivia: (slow) 港式奶茶亦都叫做「絲襪奶茶」。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 鴛鴦
Gabriella: Hong Kong-style coffee tea
Olivia: (slow) 鴛鴦 (regular) 鴛鴦
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 鴛鴦
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Coffee tea is a popular beverage in Hong Kong. It’s made of a mixture of three parts coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 鴛鴦即係咖啡溝奶茶。
Gabriella: Hong Kong-style coffee tea is a mixture of coffee and milk tea.
Olivia: (slow) 鴛鴦即係咖啡溝奶茶。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 紅豆冰
Gabriella: red bean icy drink
Olivia: (slow) 紅豆冰 (regular) 紅豆冰
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 紅豆冰
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The standard ingredients in a red bean icy drink include azuki beans, light rock sugar syrup, and evaporated milk. It is often topped with ice cream and served as a dessert.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 唔該我要一杯紅豆冰。
Gabriella: I'd like a glass of red bean icy drink please.
Olivia: (slow) 唔該我要一杯紅豆冰。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 維他奶
Gabriella: Vitasoy
Olivia: (slow) 維他奶 (regular) 維他奶
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 維他奶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Vitasoy is a brand of beverages which features protein and soy drinks.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 喺冬天飲一樽溫暖嘅維他奶係我最好嘅童年回憶。
Gabriella: Drinking a bottle of warm Vitasoy in the winter is my best childhood memory.
Olivia: (slow) 喺冬天飲一樽溫暖嘅維他奶係我最好嘅童年回憶。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 鹹檸七
Gabriella: salty lemon soda
Olivia: (slow) 鹹檸七 (regular) 鹹檸七
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 鹹檸七
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Salty lemon soda is a mixture of salted pickled lime, sugar, and carbonated water. It is believed to be soothing for the throat.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我媽媽有時喺屋企自己整鹹檸七。
Gabriella: My mom often makes salty lemon soda at home.
Olivia: (slow) 我媽媽有時喺屋企自己整鹹檸七。
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: 港式奶茶
[pause]Gabriella: Hong Kong-style milk tea
Olivia: 鴛鴦
[pause]Gabriella: Hong Kong-style coffee tea
Olivia: 紅豆冰
[pause]Gabriella: red bean icy drink
Olivia: 維他奶
[pause]Gabriella: Vitasoy
Olivia: 鹹檸七
[pause]Gabriella: salty lemon soda

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Beverages 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What's the most popular drink in your country?

CantoneseClass101
Monday at 02:11 PM
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Hi Katy,


Iced lemon tea is 凍檸茶 (dung3 ling2 caa4) :smile:


凍 (dung3) "cold"

檸 (ling2) first character of 檸檬 (ling4 mung1) "lemon"

茶 (caa4) "tea"


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Katy
Friday at 09:10 PM
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How would I say 'Ice lemon tea'?:smile: