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  • 日紀念鄧麗君 多名歌星齊唱

    We'll always remember you

    A concert is held in Japan to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Taiwansee diva Teresa Teng. (CNA photo)

  • 選我選我

    Hunting for bargains

    A large number of people flock to the 2015 Tapei Tourism Expo to hunt for travel package bargains. (CNA photo)

  • 環保團體百人排字反基改食品

    No to GM food!

    Environmental protection groups stage a protest in Taipei and spell out a slogan in human bodies against Monsanto and GM food. (CNA photo)

  • 土星衝最佳觀賞期 把握23日

    Bright Saturn

    The Taipei Astronomical Museum says Saturn will be at the brightest it has been in the past year on Saturday, when it moves close to Earth. (CNA photo)

  • 張志軍抵金門 台聯舉牌抗議

    Not a warm welcome

    Head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office Zhang Zhijun arrives on the outlying Taiwanese island of Kinmen amid protests. (CNA photo)

  • 六福村狐猴寶寶誕生(1)

    Baby lemur

    A newborn baby lemur cuddles on her mother's lap on Wednesday at the Leofoo Village Theme Park in Hsinchu on Wednesday. (CNA photo)

  • 女子拳擊世錦賽 王思婷出賽(1)

    Four Taiwanese boxerscompete in quarterfinals at AIBA games

    Four boxers from Taiwan compete in the quarterfinals of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) tournaments for young women, held in New Taipei City on Friday. (CNA photo)

  • 技職實作大展 充氣爵士鼓吸睛

    Inflatable drum set

    A group of college students in Taiwan invented this inflatable jazz drum set that could come in very handy when bands go on tours. (CNA photo)

  • Billy Chang, Asia's Got Talent semi-finalist (Part I)

  • Billy Chang, Asia's Got Talent semi-finalist (Part II)

  • Interview with Kate Hsu, Director of Design for Change Taiwan

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – The Energy Equation

  • Taiwan Today – Megatrends – Smart Machines and the Internet

  • Phil Tchernegovski, a fan of Taiwanese diva Jody Chiang, thanks Taiwan with his book

  • Elias Ek, author of How to Start a Business in Taiwan

  • Interview with Chris Carnahan of Taipei Trends

Broadcast dates: 2015-05-21 00:00:00 Host: Huang Shih-han

Broadcast dates: May 21, 23

Host: Huang Shih-han




A: 這菜看起來不太好,

zhè cài kàn qǐ lái bú tài hǎo

(Literally: This vegetable looks not too good.)

This vegetable doesn’t look good.



zěn me zhè me guì a

(Literally: How come so expensive?)

Why is it so expensive?


B: 這不是當季的菜,

zhè bú shì dāng jì de cài

(Literally: This is not of-the-season vegetable.)

This is not a seasonal vegetable



dāng rán guì a

(Literally: Of course expensive.)

so of course it’s expensive.



yí dìng shì jìn kǒu de

(Literally: Certainly imported..)

It must be imported.


A: 又貴品質又不好,

yòu guì pǐn zhí yòu bù hǎo

(Literally: And expensive quality and not good.)

It’s expensive and the quality is poor.



wǒ men hái shì xuǎn dāng jì de cài bǐ jiào xīn xiān

(Literally: )

We should pick seasonal vegetables because they’re fresher.







菜 cài



看起來 kàn qǐ lái

to look


不 bù/bú

no; not


太 tài



好 hǎo



怎麼 zěn me

how come


這麼 zhè me



貴 guì



便宜 pián yí



啊 a

a particle at the end indicating that the sentence is a question


是 shì



當季 dāng jì

(literally “of the season”) seasonal


當然 dāng rán



貴 guì



一定 yí dìng

certainly; without a doubt


進口 jìn kǒu



又 + adjective +又 + adjective

a construction indicating a dual quality


品質 pǐn zhí



我們 wǒ men

we; us


還 hái



選 xuǎn

to pick; to choose


比較 bǐ jiào

1)      to compare

2)      a cue for a comparative


新鮮xīn xiān