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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 8! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Cantonese food souvenirs. 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: 蛋卷
Gabriella: egg roll
Olivia: (slow) 蛋卷 (regular) 蛋卷
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 蛋卷
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: An egg roll is a type of flaky biscuit made with egg, flour, and sugar.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 每次食蛋卷都搞到一身都係。
Gabriella: Everytime I eat an egg roll, the flakes fall everywhere.
Olivia: (slow) 每次食蛋卷都搞到一身都係。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 山楂餅
Gabriella: haw flakes
Olivia: (slow) 山楂餅 (regular) 山楂餅
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 山楂餅
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Haw flakes are Chinese sweets made from hawthorn fruit. Some Chinese take the flakes with bitter Chinese herbal medicine.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 山楂餅係我最鍾意嘅零食。
Gabriella: Haw flakes are my favorite snacks.
Olivia: (slow) 山楂餅係我最鍾意嘅零食。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 蝦子麵
Gabriella: shrimp noodle
Olivia: (slow) 蝦子麵 (regular) 蝦子麵
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 蝦子麵
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: One of the special characteristics that distinguishes shrimp noodles from the many other kinds of Chinese noodles is the salty shrimp roe that forms tiny black spots on strips of the noodles.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 你肚唔肚餓呀?淥個蝦子麵俾你吖。
Gabriella: Are you hungry? I can cook some shrimp noodles for you.
Olivia: (slow) 你肚唔肚餓呀?淥個蝦子麵俾你吖。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 杏仁餅
Gabriella: almond cookies
Olivia: (slow) 杏仁餅 (regular) 杏仁餅
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 杏仁餅
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: An almond cookie is a type of small, unfilled Chinese pastry. They tend to be very crunchy and sometimes crumble when the first bite is taken.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 一陣提我喺機場買啲杏仁餅做手信。
Gabriella: Remind me to buy some almond cookies at the airport for souvenirs.
Olivia: (slow) 一陣提我喺機場買啲杏仁餅做手信。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 沙琪瑪
Gabriella: sachima
Olivia: (slow) 沙琪瑪 (regular) 沙琪瑪
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 沙琪瑪
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: A sachima is similar to a Rice Krispy treat but slightly sweeter. Its texture ranges from chewy to crunchy, depending on the variety.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 估唔到喺英國嘅唐人街都買到沙琪瑪!
Gabriella: I'm surprised to see sachima for sale at Chinatown in England!
Olivia: (slow) 估唔到喺英國嘅唐人街都買到沙琪瑪!
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: 蛋卷
[pause]Gabriella: egg roll
Olivia: 山楂餅
[pause]Gabriella: haw flakes
Olivia: 蝦子麵
[pause]Gabriella: shrimp noodle
Olivia: 杏仁餅
[pause]Gabriella: almond cookies
Olivia: 沙琪瑪
[pause]Gabriella: sachima

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five food souvenirs 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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Which of these souvenirs will you bring back to your country?

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Thursday at 06:25 AM
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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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robert groulx
Tuesday at 10:00 PM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite souvenir is 估唔到喺英國嘅唐人街都買到沙琪瑪!


robert

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Monday at 04:08 PM
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Hello Dany Tran,


Thanks for your question.

Yes, you can say 煮 (zyu2) ~ to cook in this sentence. It is a general word for "to cook", while 淥 (luk6) tells a more specific method of cooking - "to boil food in water". 😉


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Dany Tran
Sunday at 11:23 AM
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你肚唔肚餓呀?淥個蝦子麵俾你吖


Can I say 煮 ínstead of 淥?

CantoneseClass101
Tuesday at 10:19 PM
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Hi Donal,


Thank you for your comment, we'll keep your suggestion in mind for our next update. This series targets learners who have no knowledge of vocabulary words related to Hong Kong culture and daily life.


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Donal
Sunday at 04:30 PM
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These lessons are great but the level is definitely not absolute beginner, especially the sample sentences!