我比較喜歡吃亞式蛋糕。美式蛋糕有時太甜，有時奶油太多。今年我特別找亞式蛋糕。Paris Baguette 是一間韓國法式麵包店。雖然食品是法式，可是口味是亞式。連蛋糕上的裝飾也是亞洲風格。吃了一口之後，就想起台灣的蛋糕。真好吃!
中興街 in 永和 (新北市) is a street that is known for stores selling goods imported from Korea. There were posters next to each store with a phrase in Korean and the translation in Chinese. 注音符號 was placed next to the Hangul to help with pronunciation. This was the first time I’ve seen 注音符號 to represent the sounds of Hangul. With the first image, I think 니 is pronounced “ni” and should be represented by ㄋㄧ in 注音符號.
One day the word ichigo came to mind, but I could not figure out the meaning of the word. It means strawberry!
Chinese: 草莓 [ㄘㄠˇㄇㄟˊ]
Japanese: 苺 (イチゴ) (ichigo)
Korean: 딸기 (ddalgi)
French: une fraise
Remember to visit my other blog Learning Traditional Chinese Characters.
We’re back to the original format for “Word of the Week” posts. Once a week, I explore a word in different languages.
The word for this week is firefly, the little insect that lights up.
Chinese: 螢火蟲 [ㄧㄥˊ ㄏㄨㄛˇ ㄔㄨㄥˊ]
Japanese: 蛍 (ほたる) (hotaru)
Korean: 개똥벌레 (gae ttong beol le)
French: une luciole
Reminder: if you want to learn Chinese characters, visit the blog Learning Traditional Chinese Characters.
I often pass by So Gong Dong Tofu House, but had not given it a try until recently. I kept seeing the “Tofu House” sign. There is a good sized parking lot in front. From the outside, it looks like an unassuming little place. But the inside was the large chatter of many diners at multiple tables. There is a good selection of tofu dishes and BBQ dishes. There were soft drinks on the menu, and no alcohol. The banchan were good and plenty. The rice was really good and was a mix of different grains. The tofu soup was good and spicy. The galbi was so tender and did not need a strong pulling off the bone. I will definitely go back.
So Gong Dong Tofu House
4127 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
The word 燥 (zao) means dry. It is commonly used with the character 乾 (gan), to form the word 乾燥, which also means dry or arid. In Japanese, 乾燥 is かんそう (kansou). In Korean, 燥 is 조 (jo).
Chinese: 夏天 (xia tian)
Japanese: 夏 (なつ) (na tsu)
Korean: 여름 (yeo reum)
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