Dumplings and Dragon Boats: Dragon Boat Festival -- Fiona and Iona Tian

Dragon Boat Festival 端午节/端午節 is this Saturday, falling on the 5th of the 5th of the lunar calendar, hence it's other name; Double Fifth Festival. The focus o...


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on July 7, 2015 at 3:56am

Subtitles for much of what Iona says in Mandarin can be seen by clicking gear box and transcript on Youtube ( there is only simplified and traditional characters no English ).  Here is the simplified Chinese for Iona's lines:
0:03 欢迎大家来到中文播客 我是Iona
1:12 北部粽通常都是用蒸的
1:17 南部粽通常都是用水煮的
1:31 豆沙粽
2:22 他投江自尽了
2:29 所以那时候 人们就会投一些糯米团子到河里面
2:33 怕他的尸体被鱼吃掉
3:09 因为后来 就慢慢变成是要方便携带之类的嘛
3:13 就会用竹叶包起来 因为后来 就慢慢变成是要方便携带之类的嘛
3:13 就会用竹叶包起来
3:15 然后也是因为竹叶有消暑的作用 因为那时候是夏天 很热嘛
3:53 因为刚刚说了嘛 要找到屈原的尸体
3:56 那大家就要赶快去找阿 怕真的被鱼吃掉了嘛
4:00 所以越快越好 然后慢慢的就变成一种竞赛了
4:24 对 也是为了要吓走鱼 因为鱼会怕那个鼓声嘛 就要把鱼吓走
4:52 要一起来看喔
4:58 还有吃很多粽子 吃很多粽子 


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on July 7, 2015 at 3:57am

The corresponding Pinyin:

0:03 Huānyíng dàjiā lái dào zhōngwén bòkè wǒ shì Iona
1:12 Běibù zòng tōngcháng dōu shì yòng zhēng de
1:17 Nánbù zòng tōngcháng dōu shì yòngshuǐ zhǔ de
1:31 Dòushā zòng
2:22 Tā tóu jiāng zìjìnle
2:29 Suǒyǐ nà shíhòu rénmen jiù huì tóu yīxiē nuòmǐ tuánzi dào hé lǐmiàn
2:33 Pà tā de shītǐ bèi yú chī diào
3:09 Yīnwèi hòulái jiù màn man biàn chéng shì yào fāngbiàn xiédài zhī lèi de ma
3:13 Jiù huì yòng zhú yè bāo qǐlái yīnwèi hòulái jiù màn man biàn chéng shì yào fāngbiàn xiédài zhī lèi de ma
3:13 Jiù huì yòng zhú yè bāo qǐlái
3:15 Ránhòu yěshì yīnwèi zhú yè yǒu xiāoshǔ de zuòyòng yīnwèi nà shíhòu shì xiàtiān hěn rè ma
3:53 Yīnwèi gānggāng shuōle ma yào zhǎodào qūyuán de shītǐ
3:56 Nà dàjiā jiù yào gǎnkuài qù zhǎo ā pà zhēn de bèi yú chī diàole ma
4:00 Suǒyǐ yuè kuài yuè hǎo ránhòu màn man de jiù biàn chéng yī zhǒng jìngsàile
4:24 Duì yěshì wèile yào xià zǒu yú yīnwèi yú huì pà nàgè gǔ shēng ma jiù yào bǎ yú xià zǒu
4:52 Yào yī qǐlái kàn ō
4:58 Hái yǒu chī hěnduō zòngzi chī hěnduō zòngzi 

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Comment by Thomas Doherty on July 7, 2015 at 4:02am

and here is the first pass no tweaking ( So the translation needs some work ) GOOGLE Translate into English of the Chinese lines above:

0:03 Welcome to the Chinese podcast I am Iona
1:12 northern steamed dumplings are usually used
1:17 southern dumplings are usually boiled in
1:31 red bean dumplings
2:22 He committed suicide a river
2:29 So then people will cast some of glutinous rice dumplings into the river inside
2:33 afraid of his body was eaten by the fish


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on July 7, 2015 at 4:03am

( continued )

3:09 because then slowly turn out to be easy to carry the kind of thing
3:13 will be wrapped in bamboo leaves because then slowly turn out to be easy to carry the kind of thing
3:13 will be wrapped in bamboo leaves
3:15 then also because the role of the summer heat because bamboo is hot in the summer time thing
3:53 because just told you to find the body of Qu Yuan
3:56 that we should really be afraid Ah up to find fish eaten a thing
4:00 So the sooner the better and then slowly it becomes a contest of
4:24 to also fish in order to scare away the fish will be afraid because it is imperative that drum thing scare away fish
4:52 To look oh together
4:58 to eat a lot and eating a lot of dumplings dumplings 


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Comment by Thomas Doherty on July 7, 2015 at 4:14am

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