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Travel in Chinese Lesson 88 Mongolian Yurt 2

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Renhao: Xiaojie, do you like your uncle’s home?

Xiaojie: Yes, it’s nice. Dad, let’s build a house just like uncle’s.

Renhao: OK.

Friend: Have a seat.

Wulan: Help yourself to a cup of tea.

Renhao: Xiaojie, you must be thirsty. Try some of your uncle’s milk tea. See if you like it.

Xiaojie: Oh, it’s surprising salty! Dad, I’ve never had tea like this before.

Renhao: Do you like it?

Xiaojie: It really tastes good. Uncle, tell me how you brewed it, so I can make it for mum to try when I get home.

Renhao: Xiaojie, uncle’s tea wasn’t brewed. It was boiled.

Xiaojie: Boiled?Isn’t that like soup?

Renhao: Haha, it’s not like that. Milk tea is made from this special kind of tea leaves.

Xiaojie: Wow, it’s as thick as a brick.

Renhao: Exactly! This is Mongolian brick tea. You boil the tea leaves in a pot, then add fresh milk and simmer. Finally, you add some salt, and then you have milk tea. Am I right?

Friend: Yes. You’re right.

Xiaojie: It’s so complicated. I don’t think I would be able to make it.

Xiaojie: Uncle, when I came in just now, I noticed that there was a horse at your door. Is that yours?

Friend: Yes.

Xiaojie: So you know how to ride it?

Renhao: Of course uncle knows how. Out here, you’re not considered a real Mongolian if you don’t know how to ride a horse. Back in his day, uncle was the horse riding champion at Nadamu!

Xiaojie: Nadamu?That sounds like Mongolian again. What kind of competition is that?

Renhao: It’s a special Mongolian festival, a bit like Chinese New Year for the Han people. People get together and have competitions in wrestling, and horse-riding. It’s so much fun!

Xiaojie: Dad, will I get to see it this time?

Renhao: Nadamu is a summer festival; it’s usually held in July or August.

Xiaojie: So we’re too late. What a shame. Uncle, it must be awesome to be a Nadamu champion! You’ve got to teach me how to ride a horse. That way, I can enter the next competition and be a champion too.

Friend: Gutsy girl!Let’s go. I’ll teach you how to ride a horse.

Xiaojie: Yay! We ’re going horse riding.

Friend: Sit straight, breathe in, legs together tight, and hold on to the reins.

Xiaojie: Dad, I’m a little scared.

Renhao: Don’t be scared, Xiaojie, just do as your uncle says. Be a brave girl. On the grasslands we call kids like this “Bate’er”.

Xiaojie: Jia! Dad, here comes your Bate’er!


1、V+不出来 verb can't be completed, done


This dish is so complicated. I can't makeit.


He's changed too much. I can't even recognize him when I see him.

2、通常 usually


He ususally gets up at six o'clock in the morning.


After work, he usually gets home by driving.

Sign Posts

Distinct Culture of Inner Mongolia

The Mongolian people, who make up a large percentage of the population of Inner Mongolia, have a culture that is quite distinct from the rest of China. wher the central regions of China have always been agricultural societies, the Mongolian grasslands were inhabited by a nomadic people who lived off the grazing of sheep, yaks and other animals. Skill at horseback riding has been a central aspect of Mongolian culture that is still celebrated to this day.

The best time to experience local culture in Inner Mongolia is the Nadam Festival period or 那达慕节 in Chinese. In Mongolian, Nadam means "recreation or game". The festival is a traditional gathering of the Mongolian people, held annually in July or August when the pastures are at their greenest, and usually lasts between three and ten days. The festival is celebrated with horse racing, wrestling, archery and other competitions as well as theatrical performances.

Mutton dominates the Mongolian menu, and you can hardly find better mutton anywher else wher in China. Roasted whole sheep烤全羊 is more than a dish, it’s a huge meal that used to be a privilege enjoyed only by Mongolian kings. Roasted whole sheep is famous not only for its quality mutton but also for its special method of preparation. The mutton, filled with various spices, is first heated at high temperatures in an airtight oven until it is medium-well done. Then the mutton is roasted with fire until it becomes golden brown. This allows the flavors of the spices to pervade the meat completely.

If you can’t finish a whole sheep at once, you might want to try Shouba Rou 手扒肉. Unlike roasted whole sheep, shouba rou is more popular among herdsmen. Mutton is boiled in a wok without salt or any other spices. The meat is then cut with a Mongolian knife and dipped into seasonings.

Dairy products are abundant and include cheese, milk curd, salty milk tea (奶茶) and mare’s milk. There is a whole category of foot items called 奶食 that are dairy products made in a mind-boggling variety of ways.

Due to their nomadic traditions, Mongolians are a very open and welcoming people, and fermented mare’s milk is customarily served to welcome guests and visitors.

Substitution and Extension

1、算不上 can't be considered


If you haven't been to the Great Wall, it can't be considered that you've really been to China.




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