饮料 (yǐnliào) Drinks

It’s been a very long week, but it’s nearly the weekend! I know I deserve a drink. Hmm, what’s that? What are the names of different drinks in China? Well, I’m glad you asked!

水 (shuǐ) water

水 (shuǐ) water

茶 (chá) tea

茶 (chá) tea

咖啡 (kāfēi) coffee

咖啡 (kāfēi) coffee

可乐 (kělè) cola

可乐 (kělè) cola

That’s nice and all, but my personal favourite is:

果汁 (guǒzhī) juice

果汁 (guǒzhī) juice

“But I’ve worked so hard!” I hear you say. Do you want a more adult drink? How about some:

啤酒 (píjiǔ) beer

啤酒 (píjiǔ) beer

葡萄酒 (pútaojiǔ) wine

葡萄酒 (pútaojiǔ) wine (from grapes, because in China we have wine made from rice, or from other fruits too)

白酒 (báijiǔ) white spirit

白酒 (báijiǔ) white spirit (like a Chinese vodka)

Have you ever tried 白酒 (báijiǔ)? It certainly packs a punch! I don’t like it myself, but I hear they can be like whiskey, the cheap stuff is awful but the expensive stuff is awesome 🙂

Have you worked hard this week? Better yet, did you find the answers to last week’s post? In their original order, they were:

  1. 红色的苹果 (hóngsè de píngguǒ) red apple
  2. 黄色的公车 (huángsè de gōngchē) yellow bus
  3. 绿色的叶子 (lǜsè de yèzi) green leaves
  4. 蓝色的大海 (lánsè de dàhǎi) blue ocean
  5. 紫色的茄子 (zǐsè de qiézi) purple aubergine/eggplant
  6. 白色的云 (báisè de yún) white cloud
  7. 黑色的忍者 (hēisè de rěnzhě) black ninja

If you got everything right, go ahead and have that drink!

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