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Xian (西安) – City Wall (城墙) Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Culture, festivals, food, history, sightseeing, travel

Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China, dating back over 3,000 years. One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, and also the east terminus of the Silk Road, this city is rich in Chinese history and culture. In this short video, stroll along the ancient City Wall, and go around the world at a special Lantern Festival. For great food, wander down the Muslim Quarter, where you’ll find all sorts of Xi’an specialties.

高速列车 – gāo sù liè chē
high-speed train

郑州 – Zhèng zhōu
Zhengzhou

西安 – Xī’ān
Xi’an

陕西省 – Shǎn xī shěng
Shaanxi Province

西安的特色菜是羊肉泡馍 - Xī’ ān de tè sè cài shì yáng ròu pào mó
Xi’an’s specialty is the shredded bread soaked in mutton stew.

辣椒 – là jiāo
hot pepper

大蒜 – dà suàn
garlic

南门 – nán mén
South Gate

城墙 – chéng qiáng
City Wall

他们在打乒乓球 – tā men zài dǎ pīng pāng qiú
They’re playing ping pong.

他们在打牌 – tā men zài dǎ pái
They’re playing cards.

春节 – chūn jié
Spring Festival

元宵节 – yuán xiāo jié
Lantern Festival

2012年是龙年 – Èr líng yāo èr nián shì lóng nián
2012 is the year of the dragon.

中国文化和历史 – zhōng guó wén huà hé lì shǐ
Chinese culture and history.

东方明珠塔 – dōng fāng míng zhū tǎ
Oriental Pearl Tower

布达拉宫 – bù dá lā gōng
Potala Palace

亚洲 – Yà zhōu
Asia

日本 – Rì běn
Japan

马来西亚 – Mǎ lái xī yà
Malaysia

欧洲 – Ōu zhōu
Europe

意大利荷兰法国和英国 – yì dà lì hé lán fà guó hé yīng guó
Italy, Holland, France, and England

非洲 – Fēi zhōu
Africa

澳洲 – Ào zhōu
Australia

北美 – Běi měi
North America

吉他手 – jí tā shǒu
guitar player

回民街 – huí mín jiē
Muslim Quarter

包子 – bāo zi
steamed stuffed bun

肉夹馍 – ròu jiā mó
Chinese hamburger

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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