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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 7! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Cantonese vegetables. 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: 白菜
Gabriella: bok choy
Olivia: (slow) 白菜 (regular) 白菜
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 白菜
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Also called Chinese cabbage, bok choy is a common vegetable in Chinese cuisine.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 「鹹魚白菜」代表清茶淡飯。
Gabriella: The phrase “salty fish and bok choy” means a very simple meal.
Olivia: (slow) 「鹹魚白菜」代表清茶淡飯。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 菜心
Gabriella: choy sum
Olivia: (slow) 菜心 (regular) 菜心
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 菜心
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Also known as Chinese flowering cabbage, choy sum is a common vegetable in Chinese cuisine.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 菜心有好高鈣質,你應該食多啲。
Gabriella: Choy sum is very high in calcium; you should eat more.
Olivia: (slow) 菜心有好高鈣質,你應該食多啲。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 芥蘭
Gabriella: kai-lan
Olivia: (slow) 芥蘭 (regular) 芥蘭
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 芥蘭
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Also known as Chinese broccoli, kai-lan is a leafy vegetable with glossy blue-green leaves, thick stems, and a small number of tiny, flower heads.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 今日啲芥蘭好新鮮喎!
Gabriella: The kai-lan is very fresh today!
Olivia: (slow) 今日啲芥蘭好新鮮喎!
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 黃芽白
Gabriella: napa cabbage
Olivia: (slow) 黃芽白 (regular) 黃芽白
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 黃芽白
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Also known as celery cabbage, napa cabbage is a type of Chinese cabbage originating from the Beijing area.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 黃芽白同火腿一齊放落雞湯,煲兩個鐘就得喇。
Gabriella: Put the napa cabbage and ham in chicken broth and boil for two hours. Then it'll be done.
Olivia: (slow) 黃芽白同火腿一齊放落雞湯,煲兩個鐘就得喇。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 矮瓜
Gabriella: eggplant
Olivia: (slow) 矮瓜 (regular) 矮瓜
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 矮瓜
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In Chinese cuisine, eggplant is usually hollowed out and stuffed with meat or fish fillings before being pan-fried or braised.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我細個唔鍾意食矮瓜,但係而家好鍾意食。
Gabriella: I didn't like eating eggplant when I was young, but now I like it.
Olivia: (slow) 我細個唔鍾意食矮瓜,但係而家好鍾意食。
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: 白菜
[pause]Gabriella: bok choy
Olivia: 菜心
[pause]Gabriella: choy sum
Olivia: 芥蘭
[pause]Gabriella: kai-lan
Olivia: 黃芽白
[pause]Gabriella: napa cabbage
Olivia: 矮瓜
[pause]Gabriella: eggplant

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five vegetables 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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Have you ever tried these vegetables?

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Wednesday at 04:53 PM
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Hi robert groulx,


Thanks for sharing! I like 白菜 too. 😉


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robert groulx
Tuesday at 09:57 PM
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thnks for the lesson


my favorite vegetable is 白菜


robert

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Wednesday at 09:40 AM
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Hi Thierry,


Thank you very much for pointing out the mistakes, we've fixed it. :sweat_smile:


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Thierry
Thursday at 05:58 PM
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我細個唔鍾意食矮瓜,但係而家好鍾意食。

ngo5 sai3 go3 m4 sik6 joeng6 aai2 gwaa1, daan1 hai6 ji4 gaa1 hou2 zung1 ji3 sik6.


this is just one example from the PDF.

But every PDF from the culture class absolute beginner season so far has such mistakes.


I've dealth with PDF 1 to 7 now and they all have such mistakes.

Although some of them like this one are easy to spot, because i know the meaning of the symbols from this sentence, but i can only imagine that alot of the other 'difficult' sentences from these PDF hold even more mistakes.


Kind regards,

Thierry van Dam