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Chinese logic -12 黄豆 | 黑豆 | 红豆 | 绿豆

waveChinese 23rd May 2016


Rowan Atkinson will be sad to be missing from such illustrious company (豆+先生).


DIALOGUE

[ 在超市 ]

儿子:妈妈,这是什么?
妈妈:黑豆。
儿子:黑豆不好吃。我不喜欢黑色的豆子。这个叫什么?
妈妈:绿豆。
儿子:我要喝绿豆汤。
妈妈:好。我们买点儿绿豆。今天晚上喝绿豆汤。
儿子:妈妈,这个黄色的豆子叫什么?
妈妈:叫黄豆,也可以叫大豆。我们可以用黄豆做豆浆,也可以做豆腐和豆芽。
儿子:你会做豆腐吗?
妈妈:豆腐很难做。我们买豆腐。
儿子:这个叫什么?
妈妈:红豆。
儿子:那个小的呢?它跟绿豆一样大,圆圆的,但是是红色的。
妈妈:那个叫赤小豆,也叫红小豆。“赤”也是红的意思。


PINYIN

[ Zài chāoshì ]

Érzi: Māma, zhè shì shénme?
Māma: Hēidòu.
Érzi: Hēidòu bù hǎochī. Wǒ bù xǐhuān hēisè de dòuzi. Zhège jiào shénme?
Māma: Lǜdòu.
Érzi: Wǒ yào hē lǜdòutāng.
Māma: Hǎo. Wǒmen mǎi diǎnr lǜdòu. Jīntiān wǎnshàng hē lǜdòutāng.
Érzi: Māma, zhège huángsè de dòuzi jiào shénme?
Māma: Jiào huángdòu, yě kěyǐ jiào dàdòu. Wǒmen kěyǐ yòng huángdòu zuò dòujiāng, yě kěyǐ zuò dòufu hé dòuyá.
Érzi: Nǐ huì zuò dòufu ma?
Māma: Dòufu hěn nánzuò. Wǒmen mǎi dòufu.
Érzi: Zhège jiào shénme?
Māma: Hóngdòu.
Érzi: Nàgè xiǎode ne? Tā gēn lǜdòu yíyàng dà, yuán yuán de, dànshì shì hóngsè de.
Māma: Nàgè jiào chìxiǎodòu, yě jiào hóng xiǎodòu. "Chì" yěshì hóng de yìsi.


TRANSLATION

[ In the supermarket ]

Son: Mom, what's this?
Mom: Black bean.
Son: Black beans are not good to eat. I don't like black beans. What is this called?
Mom: Mung bean.
Son: I want to drink mung bean soup.
Mom: Okay. Let's buy some mung beans and we will drink mung bean soup tonight.
Son: Mom, what is the yellow bean called?
Mom: It's called soybean, also soya. We can make soybeans soybean milk, also tofu and bean sprouts.
Son: Can you make tofu?
Mom: Tofu is hard to make. We buy tofu.
Son: What is this called?
Mom: Red bean.
Son: What about that small ones? They are as big as mung beans, round but red.
Mom: That is called small red bean, also small chi bean. "Chi" is also the meaning of red.

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