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Chinese in Current Affairs-0025(Sentences:175 - 177): How to Say "Turkeys Spread Wings in China"


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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 :

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New Sentences

No.0177: 明内苏达农业部门希望感恩节听到中国美食家火鸡食品评论
            -- On Thanksgiving Day, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) hoped to get Chinese foodies talking turkey.

No.0178: 2006年,他们派出一个研究食品科学的项目组去中国江苏无锡的江南大学,研究开发适合当地人口味的火鸡食谱。
            -- 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: 2001年2005年中国进口四十八万六千火鸡目前中国百分之七、八十火鸡消费者西方人
              -- 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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--Shirley Zhang

Written, Edited and Recorded On Sun, Nov 25, 2007