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家乡好玩
Is your hometown interesting?

Elementary

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总是普通话家乡已经地道
zǒngshì shuō pǔtōnghuà,wǒ de jiāxiāng huà yǐjīng bù dìdào le。
I always speak Chinese, so I speak my native dialect quite poorly now.

Intermediate

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北方人说说你们北方家乡菜
nǐ shì běifāngrén,nà shuō shuo nǐmen běifāng de jiāxiāng cài ba。
You're a northerner? Tell us about some of your local northern dishes.

Upper-Intermediate

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我们家乡特产带回去尝一尝
zhè shì wǒmen jiāxiāng de tèchǎn,nǐ dài huíqu cháng yi cháng ba。
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这里你的家乡外面世界总归还是回来
zhèlǐ shì nǐ de jiāxiāng,wàimian de shìjiè zài hǎo,nǐ zǒngguī shìshi yào huílai de。
This is your hometown. No matter how great the rest of the world is, you'll have to come back eventually.

Upper-Intermediate

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中国幅员辽阔每个地方自己家乡菜如今各地家乡菜我们的家常菜比如川菜粤菜
Zhōngguó fúyuán liáokuò,měige dìfang dōu yǒu zìjǐ de jiāxiāng cài,dàn rújīn,gèdì jiāxiāng cài dōu chéng le wǒmen de jiāchángcài,bǐrú Chuāncài yuècāi。
China is such a vast place, every place has its own local dishes, but nowadays, local dishes from everywhere have become regular dishes in our homes, like Sichuanese dishes and Cantonese food.

Upper-Intermediate

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没错节目就是全国各地美食每个地方家乡菜叫人口水
méicuò,zhè jiémù jiǎng de jiùshì quánguógèdì de měishí hé měige dìfang de jiāxiāng cài。kàn zhe zhēn shì jiàorén kǒushuǐ zhí liú ā。
That's right, that program is about cuisine from all over China and the local dish from each place. Watching it really makes you drool.

Upper-Intermediate

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知道酸菜可是重庆特色之一你们家乡菜除了这个酸菜还有什么特色
wā,wǒ zhīdào zhè suāncài yú kěshì Chóngqìng de tèsè cài zhīyī。nǐmen jiāxiāng cài zhōng chúle zhè ge suāncài yú,háiyǒu shénme tèsè cài?
Wow, I know that fried fish with pickled cabbage is one of Chongqing's specialties. What other dishes are there from your homeplace, as well as fried fish with pickled cabbage?

Upper-Intermediate

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你的家乡上海觉得什么特别春节习俗
zài nǐ de jiāxiāng,Shànghǎi,nǐ juéde yǒu shénme tèbié de Chūnjié de xísú ma?
In your hometown of Shanghai, what would you say the special New Year customs are?

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你的家乡河南什么特别春节习俗
zài nǐ de jiāxiāng Hénán,yǒu shénme tèbié de chūnjié de xísú ma?
What special New Year customs do people have in your home area of Henan?

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没错川菜已经普及现在全国人民家乡菜当地特有的食材沿海地方家乡菜水产海鲜为主地方家禽野味为主
méicuò,Chuāncài yǐjīng hěn pǔjí le,xiànzài quánguó rénmín dōu néng chī diǎnr là le。hěn duō jiāxiāng cài dōu shì yòng dāngdì tèyǒu de shícái zuò de,yánhǎi de dìfang jiāxiāng cài jiù yǐ shuǐchǎn hǎixiān wéizhǔ,kào shān de dìfang jiù yǐ jiāqín yěwèi wéizhǔ。
Yes, Sichuanese food is already very common. Now people everywhere in China can eat a little bit of spice. Many local dishes use ingredients particular to the area. Places near the coast use seafood as their main ingredients, while places near the hills use poultry and game as their main ingredients.

Upper-Intermediate

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木兰不愿木兰从军十二现在家乡伺候双亲皇上恕罪
Mùlán bù yuàn wéi guān。Mùlán cóngjūn shí èr nián,xiànzài zhǐ xiǎng huí jiāxiāng cìhòu shuāngqīn。qǐng huángshàng shùzuì!
I do not wish to take office. I've been enlisted for 12 years and now, all I desire is to return to my home and serve my parents. Your Majesty, please forgive me!

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确实如此莫言作品大多浓厚乡土气息作品充满家乡复杂情感归类寻根文学”。
quèshí rúcǐ,Mòyán de zuòpǐn dàduō dài zhe nónghòu de xiāngtǔ qìxī,zuòpǐn zhōng chōngmǎn le duì jiāxiāng de fùzá qínggǎn,bèi guīlèi wèi“xúngēn wénxué”。
That is the case, the majority of Mo Yan's work is suffused with a strong nativist sensitivity. The work is full of complex feelings towards one's homeplace and is categorized as "root-seeking literature".

Upper-Intermediate

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当然家乡菜鲁菜名菜葱烧海参特别鲜美入口即化大家有机会一定要一下
dāngrán shì wǒ de jiāxiāng cài,lǔcài。míngcài shì cōngshāohǎishēn。tèbié xiānměi、rùkǒujíhuà。dàjiā yǒujīhuì yīdìng yào shì yīxià!
Of course that's the food from my homeland, Shandong. The most famous dish is fried onions and sea cucumber. It's extremely fresh, and melts in your mouth. If you get a chance, you should try it!

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我们北方一般面食为主饺子馒头这样小吃比较北方炖菜为主比较出名家乡菜就是东北蘑菇
zài wǒmen běifāng,yībān dōu shì yǐ miànshí wéizhǔ,xiàng jiǎozi、mántou、zhèyàng de xiǎochī bǐjiào duō。běifāng cài yǐ zhēng cài、dùncài wéizhǔ,bǐjiào chūmíng de jiāxiāng cài wǒ xiǎng jiùshì dōngběi dà luàn dùn hé xiǎo jī dùn mógu le ba。
In the north, our staples are normally food made from wheat flour, mostly snacks like jiaozi dumplings and mantou buns. Northern dishes are mostly steamed or stewed. The more famous local dishes are Northeastern Mixed Meat and Veg Stew and Braised Chicken and Mushroom.

Upper-Intermediate

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想到家乡菜忍不住口水南边广东粤菜西菜色自成一家粤菜用料广博珍奇简单广东人什么
xiǎngdào jiāxiāng cài jiù rěnbuzhù yàn kǒushuǐ ā,zài wǎng nánbiān dào Guǎngdōng,yuècāi jiù jiān róng zhōng xī càisè,zìchéngyī jiā le。yuècāi de yòngliào hěn guǎngbó,xuǎn liào zhēnqí,jiǎndān de shuō,Guǎngdōng rén shénme dōu gǎn chī。
My mouth can't help watering thinking of local hometown dishes, a little further south to Guangdong we have Cantonese food, which is a fusion between Chinese and Western cuisine, forming a tradition of its own. Lots of ingredients are used for Cantonese food, they use a lot of odd ingredients. Simply speaking, people from Guangdong eat anything.

Upper-Intermediate

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节目好看上面全都外国人比赛谁的中国话你别说几个顺溜虽然有点洋腔洋调说到水平容易多大劲儿这么年纪不分一口家乡话到现在改不过来
zhè jiémù bù tǐng hǎokàn de ma?shàngmian quándōu shì wàiguórén,bǐsài shéi de Zhōngguó huà shuō de hǎo。nǐbiéshuō,yǒu jǐ ge shuō de hái tǐng shùnliu de,suīrán yǒudiǎnr yángqiāngyángdiào,dàn néng shuōdào zhè shuǐpíng tài bù róngyì le。zhè děi fèi duō dà de jìnr a?kàn nǐ bà zhème dà niánjì le,hái ròu ruò bùfēn,yīkǒu de jiāxiānghuà,dào xiànzài hái gǎi bu guòlai。
Isn't this show great? Everyone on it is a foreigner and they compete to see whose Chinese is the best. Actually, some of them speak quite fluently. Although it's a bit accented, being able to speak at this level is really not easy. Do you know how much effort you have to put in? Look at your old father. He still can't differentiate "meat" and "weak;" he speaks purely dialect. There's no changing it at this point.

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那么你的家乡辽宁什么特别春节习俗一般我们习俗比如说北方人饺子有的地方年糕什么还有压岁钱辽宁什么比较特别一点习俗
nàme,zài nǐ de jiāxiāng,zài Liáoníng,yǒu shénme tèbié de Chūnjié de xísú ma?yībān wǒmen shuō de xísú,bǐrú shuō,běifāngrén chī jiǎozi ma,hái yǒu jiù yǒude dìfang shì chī niángāo shénme de,háiyǒu shōu yāsuìqián。zài Liáoníng yǒu shénme bǐjiào tèbié yīdiǎn de xísú?
So, in your hometown, in Liaoning, what special New Year customs do you have? We generally talk about customs, for example, northerners eat dumplings. Also, people in some places eat New Year cakes. And some people give envelopes of money. Do you have any special customs in Liaoning?

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