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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Cantonese sweets and desserts. 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: 紅豆沙
Gabriella: red bean soup
Olivia: (slow) 紅豆沙 (regular) 紅豆沙
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 紅豆沙
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In Cantonese cuisine, a red bean soup made with rock sugar, sun-dried tangerine peels, and lotus seeds is commonly served as a dessert in a restaurant or at a banquet
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 通常酒樓送嘅甜品都係紅豆沙。
Gabriella: The free dessert at Chinese restaurants is usually red bean soup.
Olivia: (slow) 通常酒樓送嘅甜品都係紅豆沙。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 杏仁茶
Gabriella: almond paste soup
Olivia: (slow) 杏仁茶 (regular) 杏仁茶
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 杏仁茶
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Almond paste soup is served hot with ground almond powder cooked with sugar and water.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 明記嘅杏仁茶好好味。
Gabriella: The almond paste soup at Ming's is delicious.
Olivia: (slow) 明記嘅杏仁茶好好味。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 楊枝甘露
Gabriella: mango sago with pomelo
Olivia: (slow) 楊枝甘露 (regular) 楊枝甘露
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 楊枝甘露
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Mango sago with pomelo is made up of mango, pomelo, sago, coconut milk, cream, and sugar. In addition to being a dessert or drink, it is also a flavor for cake, ice-cream, ice pop, and mooncake.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 你有冇食過楊枝甘露呀?
Gabriella: Have you ever tried mango sago with pomelo?
Olivia: (slow) 你有冇食過楊枝甘露呀?
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 西米布甸
Gabriella: baked tapioca custard
Olivia: (slow) 西米布甸 (regular) 西米布甸
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 西米布甸
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Baked tapioca custard is a creamy dessert made with tapioca and lotus paste.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 食西米布甸時要小心啲,入面好熱㗎。
Gabriella: Be careful when you eat baked tapioca pudding; the inside is really hot.
Olivia: (slow) 食西米布甸時要小心啲,入面好熱㗎。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 豆腐花
Gabriella: tofu pudding
Olivia: (slow) 豆腐花 (regular) 豆腐花
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 豆腐花
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In Cantonese cuisine, tofu pudding is served with sweet ginger and clear syrup.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 而家唔係好多地方食到豆腐花㗎喇。
Gabriella: Not many places offer tofu pudding now.
Olivia: (slow) 而家唔係好多地方食到豆腐花㗎喇。
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: 紅豆沙
[pause]Gabriella: red bean soup
Olivia: 杏仁茶
[pause]Gabriella: almond paste soup
Olivia: 楊枝甘露
[pause]Gabriella: mango sago with pomelo
Olivia: 西米布甸
[pause]Gabriella: baked tapioca custard
Olivia: 豆腐花
[pause]Gabriella: tofu pudding

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five sweets and desserts 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 6:30 pm
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Do you like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one from this lesson?

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Hello penny,


Your favorite sweet walnut soup is called 合桃糊(hap6 tou4 wu2). 😄


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penny
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m4 goi1 dim2 gong2 sweet walnut soup ni1 1 go3 tong1 seoi2 hai6 ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 sik6 ge3

please tell me how to say sweet walnut soup this is my favourite sweet soup

lo taai😄