Tea 茶

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Transcript

茶在我们日常生活中是不可或缺的。

chá zài wǒ men rì cháng shēng huó zhōng shì bù kě huò quē de
Tea is indispensable in our daily life.


茶可以化解食物的油腻

chá kě yǐhuà jiě shí wùde yóu nì
Tea can digest the greasy food,

也可以是人们说话时的陪伴品,

yě kě yǐ shì rén men shuō huà shí de péi bàn pǐn

it can also be a companion when people are social chatting,


还可以作为节日的礼物。

hái kě yǐ zuò wéi jié rì de lǐ wù

it can be a given as a festival gift as well.


我的家人很喜欢喝茶,

wǒ de jiā rén dōu hěn xǐ huan hē chá

My family all like drinking tea very much,


也很喜欢用茶来招待客人,

yě hěn xǐ huan yòng chá lái zhāo dài kè rén

and enjoy entertaining guests with tea,


把自己喜欢的推荐给客人,

bǎ zì jǐ xǐ huan de tuī jiàn gěi kè rén

recommend what I like to the guests,

这也是我们家的待客之道

zhè yě shì wǒ men jiā de dài kè zhī dào

that is the way of hospitality in our family,

而客人们往往也很喜欢。

ér kè rén men wǎng wǎng yě hěn xǐ huan

the guests always like to do so..


茶已经成为了我们家的生活必需品。

chá yǐ jīng chéng wéi le wǒ men jiā de shēng huó bì xū pǐn
Tea has become a daily necessity in our family.

有的时候,我们不能喝酒,

yǒu de shí hou ,wǒ men bù néng hē jiǔ
Sometimes, we cannot drink wines,


比如开车之前。
bǐ rú kāi chē zhī qián 。
for example, before driving.

但是喝茶可以。

dàn shì hē chá kě yǐ

But, tea is fine.

在中国,我们有一句话叫做“以茶代酒”。

zài zhōng guó ,wǒ men yǒu yí jù huà jiào zuò “yǐ chá dài jiǔ ”

In China, we have a saying called "replace tea with wine ".


“茶文化”也是一种很好的文化,
“chá wén huà ”yě shì yìzhǒng hěn hǎo de wén huà

"Tea culture" is also a kind of good culture,


因为喝茶的时候我们会很舒适惬意,

yīn wèi hē chá de shí hou wǒ men huì hěn shū shì qiè yì

because when we drink tea we feel very comfortable,

放下一切不开心。

fàng xià yíqiē bù kāi xīn
let go of everything unhappy.


茶的种类也有很多种,

chá de zhǒng lèi yě yǒu hěn duō zhǒng

There are many kinds of tea,

它在中国和国外都很受欢迎。

tā zài zhōng guó hé guó wài dōu hěn shòu huān yíng
it is very popular in China and abroad.


茶不仅是一种饮品

chá bù jǐn shì yìzhǒng yǐn pǐn

Tea is not only a drink,

它更是一种文化,一种生活。

tā gèng shì yìzhǒng wén huà ,yìzhǒng shēng huó
but also a culture, a life.


Learning Vocabulary

不可或缺 [ bù kě huò quē ] (adj) - indispensable
手机对于我们来说是不可或缺的。
shǒu jī duì yú wǒ men lái shuō shì bù kě huò quē de

Mobile phones are indispensable to us.


油腻 [ yóu nì ] (adj) - greasy
这些肉看起来很油腻。
zhè xiē ròu kàn qǐ lái hěn yóu nì
The meat looks greasy.


节日 [ jié rì ] (n) - festival 【HSK3, lesson18】
我很喜欢过节日。
wǒ hěn xǐ huan guò jié rì
I like festivals very much.


推荐 [ tuī jiàn ] (v) - to recommend
我给你推荐一部电视剧。
wǒ gěi nǐ tuī jiàn yí bù diàn shì jù
I recommend a TV show to you.


待客之道 [ dài kè zhī dào ] (n) - the way of hospitality
让客人满意就是我们的待客之道。
ràng kè rén mǎn yì jiù shì wǒ men de dài kè zhī dào 。
To satisfy the guests is the key way of our hospitality.


饮品 [ yǐn pǐn ] (n) drink
我的冰箱里有各种各样的饮品。
wǒ de bīng xiāng lǐ yǒu gè zhǒng gè yàng de yǐn pǐn
I have all kinds of drinks in my fridge.


Learning Grammar

副词“都”(all) The Adverb “都”


“都”表示全部,所有,它所包括的全部对象必须放在“都”的前面。

“都” means all, and all the objects it contains must come before“都”.


Examples:


  • 这个学校的学生都是男的。
    The students of this school are all males.


  • 我们都喜欢喝茶。
    We all like tea.


  • 我们都是中国人。
    We all are Chinese.

Transcript

茶在我们日常生活中是不可或缺的。

chá zài wǒ men rì cháng shēng huó zhōng shì bù kěhuò quē de
Tea is indispensable in our daily life.


茶可以化解食物的油腻。

chá kě yǐ huà jiě shí wù de yóu nì
Tea can digest  the greasy food.


当我们吃到很油腻的食物时,
dāng wǒ men chī dào hěn yóu nì de shí wù shí

When we eat greasy food,


茶的清香可以帮助我们化解油腻。
chá de qīng xiāng kě yǐ bāng zhù wǒ men huà jiě yóu nì
the faint scent of tea can help us digest greasy.


茶也可以是人们交谈时的陪伴品,

chá yě kě yǐ shì rén men jiāo tán shí de péi bàn pǐn

Tea can also be a companion when people are social chatting,


还可以作为节日的礼物。

hái kě yǐ zuò wéi jié rì de lǐ wù

it can be given as a festival gift as well.


我的家人都很喜欢喝茶,

wǒ de jiā rén dōu hěn xǐ huan hē chá

My family all like drinking tea very much,


也很喜欢用茶来招待客人

yě hěn xǐ huan yòng chá lái zhāo dài kè rén

and enjoy entertaining guests with tea,


把自己喜欢的推荐给客人,

bǎ zì jǐ xǐ huan de tuī jiàn gěi kè rén

recommend what I like to the guests,

这也是我们家的待客之道,

zhè yě shì wǒ men jiā de dài kè zhī dào

that is the way of hospitality in our family,

而客人们往往也很喜欢。

ér kè rén men wǎng wǎng yě hěn xǐ huan

the guests always like to do so.


茶已经成为了我们家的生活必需品

chá yǐ jīng chéng wéi le wǒ men jiā de shēng huó bì xū pǐn
Tea has become a daily necessity in our family.

茶和酒是生活中的两大饮品。
chá hé jiǔ shì shēng huó zhōng de liǎng dà yǐn pǐn
Tea and wine are two kinds of drinks of life.


虽然酒可能更受欢迎一点,
suī rán jiǔ kě néng gèng shòu huān yíng yì diǎn

Although wine may be more popular (than tea),


但是很多时候,我们不能喝酒,

dàn shì hěn duō shí hou ,wǒ men bù néng hē jiǔ
we sometimes cannot drink wine,


比如开车之前。
bǐ rú kāi chē zhī qián
for example, before driving.

喝茶却可以。

hē chá què kě yǐ

But, tea is fine.

在中国,我们有一句话叫做“以茶代酒”。

zài zhōng guó ,wǒ men yǒu yí jù huà jiào zuò “yǐ chá dài jiǔ ”

In China, we have a saying called "replace tea with wine ".


“茶文化”也是一种让人喜爱的文化,
“chá wén huà ”yě shì yìzhǒng hěn hǎo de wén huà

"Tea culture" is also a kind of good culture,


因为喝茶的时候我们会很舒适惬意,

yīn wèi hē chá de shí hou wǒ men huì hěn shū shì qiè yì

because when we drink tea, we feel very comfortable,

放下一切不开心。

fàng xià yíqiē bù kāi xīn
let go of everything unhappy.


茶的种类也有很多种,

chá de zhǒng lèi yě yǒu hěn duō zhǒng

There are many kinds of tea,

它在中国和国外都很受欢迎。

tā zài zhōng guó hé guó wài dōu hěn shòu huān yíng
it is very popular in China and abroad.


茶不仅是一种饮品,

chá bù jǐn shì yìzhǒng yǐn pǐn

Tea is not only a drink,

它更是一种文化,一种生活。

tā gèng shì yìzhǒng wén huà ,yìzhǒng shēng huó
but also is a culture, a life.


Learning Vocabulary
  • 日常生活 [ rì cháng shēng huó ] - daily life
    很多人的日常生活就是工作。
    hěn duōrén de rìcháng shēng huójiùshìgōng zuò
    Working is many people's daily life.


  • 清香 [ qīng xiāng ] (n) - faint scent
    茉莉花的清香很吸引人。
    mòlìhuāde qīng xiāng hěn xīyǐn rén
    The faint scent of jasmine is very attractive.


  • 交谈 [ cháo dài ] (n) – chat
    和她交谈很有意思。
    hétājiāo tán hěn yǒu yìsi
    It's interesting to chat with her.


  • 招待 [ zhāo dài ](v) - to treat
    我们用最好的食物招待客人。
    wǒmen yòng zuìhǎo de shíwùzhāo dài kèrén
    We treat our guests with the best food.


  • 客人 [ kèrén ] (n) - customer, guest
    我们家今天有客人要来。
    wǒmen jiājīn tiān yǒu kèrén yào lái
    We have a guest at home today.


  • 往往 [ wǎng wǎng ] (adv) - always, frequently
    人们往往会误会一些好人。
    rén men wǎng wǎng huìwùhuìyì xiēhǎo rén。
    People always misunderstand some good people.


  • 生活必需品 [ shēng huó bì xū pǐn ] (n) daily necessities of life
    糖和盐都是生活必需品。
    táng héyán dōu shìshēng huóbìxūpǐn
    Sugar and salt are daily necessities of life.

Learning Grammar

关联词“虽然…,但是…” (Although …., (but)...)

The Pair of Conjunctions “虽然…,但是…”


“虽然……, 但是……”分别连接两个分句,表示一种转折关系。

“虽然……, 但是……” connected the two clauses to show a transition.


Examples:


  • 虽然他们很相爱,但是最后他们还是分手了。
    Although they loved each other very much, they broke up in the end.


  • 虽然我很饿,但是我还是不想吃东西。
    Though I am hungry, I don't feel like eating.


  • 虽然我很想去参加运动会,但是我的腿受伤了。
    Though I want to participate in the sport event , my leg is injured.

Transcript

茶在我们日常生活中是不可或缺的。

chá zài wǒ men rì cháng shēng huó zhōng shì bù kěhuò quē de
Tea is indispensable in our daily life.


茶可以化解食物的油腻。

chá kě yǐ huà jiě shí wù de yóu nì

Tea can digest the greasy food.


当我们吃到很油腻的食物时,
dāng wǒ men chī dào hěn yóu nì de shí wù shí

When we eat greasy food,


茶的清香可以帮助我们化解油腻。
chá de qīng xiāng kě yǐ bāng zhù wǒ men huà jiě yóu nì
the faint scent of tea can help us digest greasy.


茶也可以是人们交谈时的陪伴品,

yě kě yǐ shì rén men jiāo tán shí de péi bàn pǐn

Tea can also be a companion when people are social chatting,


还可以作为节日的礼物。

hái kě yǐ zuò wéi jié rì de lǐ wù

it can be given as a festival gift as well.


我的家人都很喜欢喝茶,

wǒ de jiā rén dōu hěn xǐ huan hē chá

My family all like drinking tea very much,


也很喜欢用茶来招待客人,

yě hěn xǐ huan yòng chá lái zhāo dài kè rén

and enjoy entertaining guests with tea,


把自己喜欢的推荐给客人,

bǎ zì jǐ xǐ huan de tuī jiàn gěi kè rén

recommend what I like to the guests,

这也是我们家的待客之道,

zhè yě shì wǒ men jiā de dài kè zhī dào

that is the way of hospitality in our family,

而客人们往往也很喜欢。

ér kè rén men wǎng wǎng yě hěn xǐ huan

the guests always like to do so.


茶已经成为了我们家的生活必需品。

chá yǐ jīng chéng wéi le wǒ men jiā de shēng huó bì xū pǐn
Tea has become a daily necessity in our family.

茶和酒是生活中的两大饮品。
chá hé jiǔ shì shēng huó zhōng de liǎng dà yǐn pǐn
Tea and wine are two kinds of drinks of life.


虽然酒可能更受欢迎一点,
suī rán jiǔ kě néng gèng shòu huān yíng yì diǎn

Although wine may be more popular (than tea),


但是很多时候,我们不能喝酒,

dàn shì hěn duō shí hou ,wǒ men bù néng hē jiǔ
we sometime cannot drink wine,


比如开车之前。
bǐ rú kāi chē zhī qián
for example, before driving.

喝茶却可以。

hē chá què kě yǐ

But, tea is fine.

在中国,我们有一句话叫做“以茶代酒”。

zài zhōng guó ,wǒ men yǒu yí jù huà jiào zuò “yǐ chá dài jiǔ ”

In China, we have a saying called "replace tea with wine ".


“茶文化”也是一种让人喜爱的文化,
“chá wén huà ”yě shì yìzhǒng hěn hǎo de wén huà ,

"Tea culture" is also a kind of good culture,


因为喝茶的时候我们会很舒适惬意

yīn wèi hē chá de shí hou wǒ men huì hěn shū shì qiè yì

because when we drink tea we feel very comfortable,

放下一切不开心,

fàng xià yíqiē bù kāi xīn
let go of everything unhappy,


一边喝茶一边欣赏茶艺。
yì biān hē chá yì biān xīn shǎng chá yì。

enjoy tea while drinking tea.
 
茶艺是一种非常优美的有关沏茶的表演艺术。
chá yì shì yì zhǒng fēi cháng yōu měi de yǒu guān qī chá de biǎo yǎn yì shù 。
The tea art is a kind of elegant performing art about making tea.


茶的种类也有很多种,

chá de zhǒng lèi yě yǒu hěn duō zhǒng

There are many kinds of tea,

它在中国和国外都很受欢迎。

tā zài zhōng guó hé guó wài dōu hěn shòu huān yíng 。
It is very popular in China and abroad.


茶不仅是一种饮品,

chá bù jǐn shì yìzhǒng yǐn pǐn

Tea is not only a drink,

它更是一种文化,一种生活。

tā gèng shì yìzhǒng wén huà ,yìzhǒng shēng huó
but also a culture, a life.


Learning Vocabulary
  • 舒适惬意 [ shū shì qiè yì ] (adj) - comfortable
    舒适惬意的生活我们都想要。
    shūshìqièyìde shēng huówǒmen dōu xiǎng yào
    We all want a comfortable life.


  • 茶艺 [ chá yì ] (n) - tea art
    我很喜欢茶艺。
    wǒhěn xǐhuan cháyì
    I like tea art very much.


  • 优美的 [ yōu měi de ] (adj) - elegant, graceful
    优美的风景总是让人很喜欢。
    yōu měi de fēng jǐng zǒng shìràng rén hěn xǐhuan
    Graceful scenery is always enjoyed by people.


  • 沏茶 [ qī chá ] (v) - to make tea
    客人来了之后要给客人沏茶。
    kèrén lái le zhīhòu yào gěi kèrén qīchá
    Making tea for the guests when they arrive.


  • 欣赏 [ xīn shǎng ] (v) - to enjoy
    欣赏茶艺是很好的一种体验。
    xīn shǎng cháyìshìhěn hǎo de yì zhǒng tǐ yàn
    Appreciate the art of tea is a good experience.

Learning Grammar

一边…一边…
The Structure 一边…一边…


在汉语中,“一边…一边…”表示两个动作同时进行。

In Chinese, "one side...one side..." to express both actions are going on at the same time.


Examples:


  • 我一边听音乐一边跑步。
    I run while listening to music.


  • 我一边吃饭一边看电视。
    I watched TV while I ate.


  • 他一边上课一边偷偷地吃东西。
    He ate secretly while he was in class.