Qingdao (Part One) Posted by sasha on Nov 23, 2011 in Culture
After a solid summer back home in the US, we got back to Beijing only to head out again two days later, this time to the coastal city of Qingdao (青岛). On the Yellow Sea, this famous Chinese city still shows its German influence, and it is known mostly for its namesake – Tsingtao Beer. While the biggest beer brand in China still uses the old-fashioned spelling, it’s still brewed in the city, and the annual beer festival there brings thousands of visitors each and every summer. For our first day there, we walked around the water, stopped at what was probably the most crowded beach in the world, and enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner.
青岛 – Qīng dǎo
山东省 – Shān dōng shěng
美国 – Měi guó
雨伞 – yǔ sǎn
栈桥 – zhàn qiáo
黄海 – huáng hǎi
救生衣 – jiù shēng yī
回澜阁 – huí lán gé
Pavilion of the Rebounding Waves
贝壳 – bèi ké
海军舰船 – hǎi jūn jiàn chuán
水族馆 – shuǐ zú guǎn
夏天的时候，青岛是很受欢迎的 – xià tiān de shí hou, qīng dǎo shì hěn shòu huān yíng de
In the summertime, Qingdao is very popular.
沙滩装 – shā tān zhuāng
玩球 – wán qiú
锻炼身体 – duàn liàn shēn tǐ
做后空翻 – zuò hòu kōng fān
睡觉 – shuì jiào
海鲜 – hǎi xiān
蚕，海星，海胆 – cán, hǎi xīng, hǎi dǎn
silkworm, starfish, and sea urching
你可以自己选则一条鱼 – nǐ kě yǐ zì jǐ xuǎn zé yī tiáo yú
you can choose a fish yourself
这个小不小…要这个 – zhè ge xiǎo bù xiǎo… yào zhè ge
Is this one small or not? (Do you) want this one?
这个行 – zhè ge xíng
this one’s fine
非常好吃 – fēi cháng hǎo chī
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