Reading-in-levels - Hotpot (火 锅)

Updated: May 24

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Level 1



Transcript


我们都知道

wǒ men dōu zhī dào

We all know


中国菜有很多种,

zhōng guó cài yǒu hěn duō zhǒng

There are many kinds of Chinese food.


火锅是其中一个。

huǒ guō shì qí zhōng yí gè

Hot pot is one of them.


它是中国独自拥有的美食,

tā shì zhōng guó dú zì yōng yǒu de měi shí ,

It is a food owned by China alone.


而且有着非常长的历史

ér qiě yǒu zhe fēi cháng cháng de lì shǐ

And has a very long history,


是一种老人小孩都很喜欢吃的食物。

shì yì zhǒng lǎo rén hé xiǎo hái dōu hěn xǐ huan chī de shí wù 。

It is a food that both the elderly and children like to eat.


火锅一般是用作为器具

huǒ guō yì bān shì yòng guō zuò wéi qì jù ,

Hot pot is generally used as a utensil.


并且加热,用水或者汤烧开来煮各种食物。

bìng qiě jiā rè ,yòng shuǐ huò zhě tāng shāo kāi lái zhǔ gè zhǒng shí wù 。

And heat, boil with water or soup to cook a variety of food.


火锅是边边吃的,

huǒ guō shì biān zhǔ biān chī de ,

The hot pot is eaten while cooking,


因为锅具有保温的作用,

yīn wèi guō jù yǒu bǎo wēn de zuò yòng

because the pot has the effect of heat preservation,


所以吃的时候食物仍然是冒着热气的。

suǒ yǐ chī de shí hou shí wù réng rán shì mào zhe rè qì de

so when you eat, the food is still hot.


因为火锅又辣又烫

yīn wèi huǒ guō yòu là yòu tàng

Because the hot pot is hot and hot,


让人可以一边吃一边出汗,

ràng rén kě yǐ yì biān chī yì biān chū hàn ,

people can sweat while eating.


排除人身体里的湿气

pái chú rén shēn tǐ lǐ de shī qì

Excluding the moisture in the human body


火锅真是一种好吃又健康的食物。

huǒ guō zhēn shì yì zhǒng hǎo chī yòu jiàn kāng de shí wù

Hot pot is really a delicious and healthy food.


Learning Vocabulary

1. 中国菜 [zhōng guó cài] - (n) Chinese food [HSK L1 Unit 10] 大卫很喜欢吃中国菜。 Dà wèi hěn xǐhuān chī zhōng guó cài. David likes Chinese food very much.


2. 历史 [lì shǐ] - (n) History [HSK L3 Unit 11] 秦始皇是历史上的皇帝。 Qín shǐ huáng shì lìshǐ shàng de huáng dì Emperor Qin Shi huang is the emperor of history.


3. 锅 [guō] - (n) Pot 我买了一个锅。 Wǒ mǎile yīgè guō I bought a pot.


4. 器具 [qì jù] - (n) Utensil 锅是用来做饭的器具。 Guō shì yòng lái zuò fàn de qì jù A pot is an appliance used for cooking.


5. 煮 [zhǔ] - (v) Instant-boil 我煮了一碗面。 Wǒ zhǔle yī wǎn miàn I cooked a bowl of noodles.


6. 因为 yīn wèi - (conj) Because, since [HSK L2 Unit 12] 我不喜欢吃药,因为药很苦。 Wǒ bù xǐhuān chī yào, yīnwèi yào hěn kǔ I don't like taking medicine, because it is bitter.


7. 又辣又烫 [yòu là yòu tang] Spicy and hot 这个面又辣又烫。 Zhège miàn yòu là yòu tàng The noodles taste hot and spicy.


8. 湿气 [shī qì] (n) Dampness 森林里的湿气很重。 Sēnlín lǐ de shī qì hěn zhòng The humidity in the forest is heavy.


Learning Grammar

连词“和” The conjunction “和”

“和”是一个连词,它连接两个或是两个以上并列的成分,表示一种并列的关系。

“和”is a conjunction that joins two or more paratactic elements and indicates a paratactic relationship.


Examples:

1) 我养了两只狗和一只猫。 I have two dogs and a cat.


2) 我和我的朋友们要去唱歌。 My friends and I are going to sing.


3) 我给妹妹买了两本图画书和一本故事书。 I bought two picture books and a story book for my sister.


Level 2



Transcript

我们都知道 wǒ men dōu zhī dào We all know


中国菜有很多种, zhōng guó cài yǒu hěn duō zhǒng There are many kinds of Chinese food.


火锅是其中一个, huǒ guō shì qí zhōng yí gè Hot pot is one of them


它是中国独自拥有的美食, tā shì zhōng guó dú zì yōng yǒu de měi shí It is a food owned by China alone.


有着非常长的历史, yǒu zhe fēi cháng cháng de lì shǐ And has a very long history


不但年轻人爱吃, bú dàn nián qīng rén ài chī Not only young people love to eat


而且老人小孩也都爱吃。 ér qiě lǎo rén xiǎo hái yě dōu ài chī And the elderly and children also love to eat.


火锅一般是用锅作为器具, huǒ guō yì bān shì yòng guō zuò wéi qì jù Hot pot is generally used as a pot


并且加热,用水或者汤烧开来煮各种食物, bìng qiě jiā rè ,yòng shuǐ huò zhě tāng shāo kāi lái zhǔ gè zhǒng shí wù And heat, boil with water or soup to cook a variety of foods


如果你了解火锅,

rú guǒ nǐ liǎo jiě huǒ guō ,

If you know hot pot,


或者你已经吃过火锅, huò zhě nǐ yǐ jīng chī guò huǒ guō or you have already eaten hot pot


那么你应该知道,

nà me nǐ yīng gāi zhī dào ,

Then you should know that


其实有专门用来吃火锅的锅。 qí shí yǒu zhuān mén yòng lái chī huǒ guō de guō there is actually a pot dedicated to eating hot pot.


火锅主要流行于中国的重庆成都, huǒ guō zhǔ yào liú xíng yú zhōng guó de chóng qìng hé chéng dū Hot pot is mainly popular in Chongqing and Chengdu, China


因为重庆和成都气候很潮湿, yīn wèi chóng qìng hé chéng dū qì hòu hěn cháo shī Because Chongqing and Chengdu are very humid


而火锅又辣又烫,让人可以一边吃一边出汗, ér huǒ guō yòu là yòu tàng ,ràng rén kě yǐ yì biān chī yì biān chū hàn The hot pot is hot and hot, so people can sweat while eating.


排除人身体里的湿气。 pái chú rén shēn tǐ lǐ de shī qì Excluding the moisture in the human body


现在很多其他地方的人, xiàn zài hěn duō qí tā dì fāng de rén Many people in other places now


为了吃到正宗好吃的火锅, wéi le chī dào zhèng zōng hǎo chī de huǒ guō In order to eat authentic hot pot


也会专门去重庆和成都。 yě huì zhuān mén qù chóng qìng hé chéng dū Will also go to Chongqing and Chengdu


火锅是一种好吃又健康的食物。 huǒ guō zhēn shì yì zhǒng hǎo chī yòu jiàn kāng de shí wù Hot pot is really a delicious and healthy food.


Learning Vocabulary

1. 不但……而且 [bú dàn …ér qiě] (conj.) Not only......but also [HSK L3 Unit 4] 他不但会说法语,还会说汉语。 tā bú dàn huì shuō fǎ yǔ, hái huì shuō hàn yǔ He can speak Chinese as well as French.


2. 了解 [liǎo jiě] (v) to know about; to understand 你了解我的性格。 nǐ liǎo jiě wǒ de xìng gé You know about my personality.

3. 已经 [yǐ jīng] (adv) already [HSK L2 Unit 8] 我已经吃过晚饭了。 wǒ yǐ jīng chī guò wǎn fàn le I have already had dinner.

4. 专门 zhuān mén (adj)specially 这是我专门为你买的。 zhè shì wǒ zhuān mén wéi nǐ mǎi de I bought it especially for you.


5. 流行 [liú xíng] (adj.) prevalent 火锅在中国很流行。 huǒ guō zài zhōng guó hěn liú xíng Hot pot is very popular in China.


6. 真 [zhēn] (adv.) really; indeed [HSK L2 Unit 1] 你真是一个好人。 nǐ zhēn shì yí gè hǎo rén You are really good person.


7. 好吃 hǎo chī (adj.) Delicious 这个食物又好吃又好看。 zhè ge shí wù yòu hào chī yòu hǎo kàn This food is delicious and beautiful.


Learning Grammar

1. 时间副词“已经” (Adverb of Time)

“已经”表示动作已经完成或是某件事已经到了某种程度。

"已经" means that the action has been completed or that something has reached a certain level.


Examples

(1) 我已经订了机票。 wǒ yǐ jīng dìng le jī piào

I have booked the plane ticket.


(2) 我已经写完作业了。 wǒ yǐ jīng xiě wán zuò yè le

I have finished my homework.


2. 语气副词“真” (Modal Adverb)

“真”通常和形容词连在一起,表示感叹的语气,意思是确实,的确,实在。

"真" is usually used with an adjective to express an exclamation, meaning really, truly.

Examples

(1) 这件衣服真好看。 zhè jiàn yī fú zhēn hǎo kàn That's a lovely dress.


(2) 这真是一部好看的电影。 zhè zhēn shì yí bù hǎo kàn de diàn yǐng

It's a really good movie.


Level 3



Transcript

众所周知, zhòng suǒ zhōu zhī We all know


火锅是中国菜里非常有名的一种。 huǒ guō shì zhōng guó cài lǐ fēi cháng yǒu míng de yì zhǒng Hot pot is a very famous kind of Chinese food.


它是中国独自拥有的美食, tā shì zhōng guó dú zì yōng yǒu de měi shí It is a food owned by China alone.


而且历史久远。 ér qiělì shǐ jiǔ yuan And history is long


火锅越来越受欢迎, huǒ guō yuè lái yuè shòu huān yíng Hot pot is becoming more and more popular.


不仅年轻人爱吃, Bù jǐn nián qīng rén ài chī Not only young people love to eat,


老人小孩也都爱吃。 lǎo rén xiǎo hái yě dōu ài chī Elderly people and children also love to eat.


火锅一般是用锅作为器具, huǒ guō yì bān shì yòng guō zuò wéi qì jù , Hot pot is generally used as a utensil.


并且给锅进行加热, bìng qiě gěi guō jìn xíng jiā rè And heat the pot,


用水或者汤烧开来涮煮各种食物。 yòng shuǐ huò zhě tāng shāo kāi lái shuàn zhǔ gè zhǒng shí wù 。 Boil all kinds of food with water or soup.


如果你对火锅有所了解, rú guǒ nǐ duì huǒ guō yǒu suǒ liǎo jiě If you know something about hot pot,


或者你已经吃过火锅, huò zhě nǐ yǐ jīng chī guò huǒ guō Or you have already eaten hot pot


那么也许你已经知道火锅的锅其实也分种类, nà me yě xǔ nǐ yǐ jīng zhī dào huǒ guō de guō qí shí yě fēn zhǒng lèi Then maybe you already know that the pot of hot pot is actually sorted by type.


锅的形式不一,比如鸳鸯锅, guō de xíng shì bù yī ,bǐ rú yuān yāng guō The pots are in different forms, such as shabu-shabu


正如它的名字一样, zhèng rú tā de míng zi yí yang Just like its name


鸳鸯锅其实是两种不同的口味。 yuān yāng guō qí shí shì liǎng zhǒng bù tóng de kǒu wèi Shabu-shabu is actually two different flavors


一般情况下, yì bān qíng kuàng xià Under normal circumstances


鸳鸯锅一边是加辣的而另一边则是不加辣, yuān yāng guō yì biān shì jiā là de ér lìng yì biān zé shì bù jiā là The side of the shabu-shabu is spicy and the other side is not spicy.


可以喝汤,也非常的人性化。 kě yǐ hē tāng ,yě fēi cháng de rén xìng huà Can drink soup, also very humanized


除此之外,火锅的口味也有很多种, chú cǐ zhī wài ,huǒ guō de kǒu wèi yě yǒu hěn duō zhǒng In addition, there are many flavors of hot pot.


麻辣,番茄,菌汤… má là ,fān qié , jūn tāng ... Spicy, tomato, mushroom soup...


你可以根据自己的口味去选择。 nǐ kě yǐ gēn jù zì jǐ de kǒu wèi qù xuǎn zé You can choose according to your own taste.


火锅主要流行于中国的重庆和成都, huǒ guō zhǔ yào liú háng yú zhōng guó de chóng qìng hé chéng dū Hot pot is mainly popular in Chongqing and Chengdu, China


因为重庆和成都气候很潮湿。 yīn wèi chóng qìng hé chéng dū qì hòu hěn cháo shī Because Chongqing and Chengdu are very humid


而火锅又辣又烫,可以让人一边吃一边出汗, ér huǒ guō yòu là yòu tàng ,kě yǐ ràng rén yì biān chī yì biān chū hàn The hot pot is hot and hot, allowing people to sweat while eating.


排除人身体里的湿气。 pái chú rén shēn tǐ lǐ de shī qì Excluding the moisture in the human body


现在很多其他地方的人, xiàn zài hěn duō qí tā dì fāng de rén Many people in other places now


为了吃到正宗好吃的火锅, wéi le chī dào zhèng zōng hǎo chī de huǒ guō In order to eat authentic hot pot


也会专门去重庆和成都。 yě huì zhuān mén qù chóng qìng hé chéng dū Will also go to Chongqing and Chengdu


火锅不仅是一种好吃又健康的食物, huǒ guō bù jǐn shì yì zhǒng hǎo chī yòu jiàn kāng de shí wù Hot pot is not only a delicious and healthy food


它还是中国美食文化中的一个重要代表。 tā hái shì zhōng guó měi shí wén huà zhōng de yí gè zhòng yào dài biǎo It is also an important representative of Chinese food culture.


Learning Vocabulary

1. 形式不一 [xíng shì bù yī] (adj.) Different form 这些石头形式不一,很漂亮。 zhè xiē shí tóu xíng shì bù yī ,hěn piāo liang 。 These stones vary in form and are very beautiful.


2. 鸳鸯锅 [yuān yāng guō] (n.)Two-flavor hot pot 吃火锅的时候,鸳鸯锅是个不错的选择。 chī huǒ guō de shí hou ,yuān yāng guō shì gè bú cuò de xuǎn zé 。 When eating hot pot, yuan yang pot is a good choice.


3. 口味 [kǒu wèi] (n.) Taste, flavor 我的口味比较重,我很喜欢吃很辣的东西。 wǒ de kǒu wèi bǐ jiào zhòng ,wǒ hěn xǐ huan chī hěn là de dōng xi 。 I have a strong taste, I like very spicy food.


4. 除此之外 [chú cǐ zhī wài] (/.) In addition to this, besides 除此之外,我还想要一杯咖啡。 chú cǐ zhī wài ,wǒ hái xiǎng yào yì bēi kā fēi 。 Besides, I would like a cup of coffee.


5. 正宗[zhèng zōng] (adj.) Authentic 如果你想吃正宗的美食,我建议你去当地吃。 rú guǒ nǐ xiǎng chī zhèng zōng de měi shí ,wǒ jiàn yì nǐ qù dāng dì chī 。 If you want authentic food, I suggest you go local.


6. 中国美食文化 [zhōng guó měi shí wén huà] (n.) Chinese food culture 我正在研究中国美食文化。 wǒ zhèng zài yán jiū zhōng guó měi shí wén huà 。 I‘m study Chinese food culture.


Learning Grammar

The Structure "越来越+adj/v"

"越来越+ adj/v" 表示某种程度的加深,某件事情在程度上的变化。但是,形容词和动词的后面不能再有程度副词。


"越来越+ adj/v" means more and more, indicates a certain degree of deepening, a change in the degree of something. However, adjectives and verbs cannot be followed by adverbs of degree.

Examples:

(1) 火锅越来越受欢迎。 huǒ guō yuè lái yuè shòu huān yíng Hot pot is becoming more and more

(2) 快到冬天了,天气越来越冷。 kuài dào dōng tiān le ,tiān qì yuè lái yuè lěng

Winter is coming, It's getting colder and colder. (3) 科技越来越发达了。 kē jì yuè lái yuè fā dá le Technology is becoming more and more advanced.

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