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Growing up with Chinese Lesson 30 Dragon Boat Festival

01-25-2011 14:02 BJT

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Mike: Hi, is this Lan Lan?  


Lan Lan: Yes I am. You’re Mike?


Mike: Yep, it’s me. Lan Lan, have you finished reading The Tibet Code? Can you lend it to me?


Lan Lan: Oh,The Tibet Code,I’ve just finished reading it. When do you want to come get it?


Mike: Can I come over now?


Lan Lan:Sure,see you in a bit. 


Lan Lan: Come in. 


Mike: What are you doing, auntie, Lan Lan?


Lan Lan: We’re making “zongzi” rice dumplings. 


Mike: Rice dumplings? I’ve never heard you mention it! Lan Lan,what exactly are rice dumplings?  


Lan Lan: Rice dumplings are a type of very special traditional Chinese food. 


Lan Lan's Mom: Yes. In China, every year during the Dragon Boat Festival,people eat rice dumplings. 


Mike: Dragon Boat Festival?  I know. I’ve heard the teacher talk about it. The Chinese use the Dragon Boat Festival to commemorate…Qu…?


Lan Lan:It’s Qu Yuan. On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival,we eat rice dumplings. In some places they even hold Dragon Boat races. 


Mike: That's fascinating. What are rice dumplings made of,Lan Lan?


Lan Lan:With glutinous rice. Look, we use苇叶to wrap up the glutinous rice,put in some dates, red beans, like this, then boil them in water. They taste just delicious!


Lan Lan's Mom: Mike,we’ve just made some. Come on. Try one.


Lan Lan's Mom: Is it good?


MIKE: Very, very good. 


Lan Lan's Mom: Slow down. We’ve got a dozen more here. Take some home for Xiao Ming and the others. 


Mike: That's wonderful. 


Mike: Thanks auntie. Lan Lan,I’m off. Bye auntie.


Lan Lan's Mom: Bye. 


Lan Lan: Mike! 


Lan Lan: Come back Mike, your book! 

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CNTV

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