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I was smiling while I was reading an article in the newspaper with the title: Turkeys Spread Wings in China and a picture with the caption 'Mr. George W. Bush pardons "May", the 2007 National Thanksgiving Turkey'. I smiled especially at the news that eight turkey-based dishes, including gongbao turkey (diced turkey with peanuts and hot sauce), turkey-stuffed moon cakes and turkey soup with gingko nuts have been developed at the University of South Yangtze in Wuxi -- My 3rd hometown, by an American team and their Chinese partners there. :-) I would like to edit some sentences from the article for you in this column.:-)
I do hope that what I have done for you will be a little help to you in knowing more about Chinese culture and in learning Chinese. :-)
New Words and Chinese Pronunciation :
Please click on any Chinese character that you need help with to see its Chinese pinyin, pronunciation and meaning and to follow me to read it..
-- On Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) hoped to get Chinese foodies talking turkey.
-- In 2006, they sent a research team to China, which worked with the food science program at Southern Yangtze University in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, to develop turkey recipes to suit local taste buds.
No. 0179: 从2001年到2005年，中国进口了四十八万六千吨火鸡。目前中国百分之七、八十的火鸡消费者是西方人。
-- From 2001 to 2005, China imported 486,000 tons of turkey. Currently, 70 to 80 percent of the consumers are Westerners.
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Written, Edited and Recorded On Sun, Nov 25, 2007