If there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s different cultures. We have a tonne of language games helping people learn languages from all over the world. In this series, we look at some of the locations that fascinated us so much that we created language games for them. They are helpful for students, teachers, and travellers. On the last article of the travel series, we looked at the Czech Republic. This week, let’s take a look at China.
Chinese cuisine is rich in appealing colour, pleasant aroma, delicious taste, pleasing appearance and different meanings, as well as nutrition. Chinese cuisine is an essential part of China’s culture which highlights different cooking techniques, seasoning and ingredients based on their historical background and regional groups. The following are some of the favourites and must-try Chinese dishes.
Peking Duck is a dish from Beijing and one of China’s national dishes. It has been prepared since the imperial era and now famous worldwide because of its flavorful, thin and crisp skin.
Ma Po Tofu
Ma Po Tofu has been in existence for 100 years and is one of the most famous dishes in Chuan Cuisine. It is spicy and hot because of pepper powder. It is a tasty delicacy with red ground beef and chopped green onion.
Dumplings are popular in North China and usually eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve. It consists of minced meat and vegetables wrapped inside a thin piece of dough then cooked by boiling, steaming or frying.
Chinese people love to eat wontons on the winter solstice since the Tang Dynasty. Wontons are filled with minced pork or diced shrimp then boiled and served in a hot soup.
Shīzi Tóu is also known as “lion’s head” because the meatball’s shape resembles the head of the lion. It is a dish from eastern China consisting of large pork meatballs stewed with vegetables.
Pretty interesting and delicious, right?! However, before you try those scrumptious dishes, here are some of the Chinese Dining Etiquette that should know:
- The people of China consider using knives on the dining table as inappropriate. They use chopsticks instead for cutting and picking up food.
- Do not put the chopstick into the rice vertically because it resembles a funeral tribute.
- You should not hold the bowl with its bottom part because it resembles the act of begging.
- The youths should not sit at the table before the elders, and they can only start eating when the elders have already begun eating.
Aside from the dining etiquette, you may also want to learn some Chinese words and phrases to make your travel and food trip experience more exciting.
Overpass Apps has a wide array of Chinese language learning apps for you. You can learn the Chinese language in no time while having fun with the games. Moreover, the good news is…You can download them all for free!
Cantonese Spy is a language learning game that uses a one of a kind approach with taking in the Cantonese dialect. Embark on a very exciting, highly classified mission that will take you to several cities across China to save the Chinese president and the world. Play the game and learn Chinese Cantonese quickly.
Learn Chinese Mandarin, with characters and tones (Pinyin, traditional, and simplified), with a game that is far more fun and action-packed than writing flashcards.
Alpha Team features:
- Choose your own Alpha Team Hero
- Battle an evil professor and use your Mandarin skills at the same time
- Practice listening (all audio recorded by native speakers)
- Over 60 categories and over 600 words!
Building strong Chinese Mandarin vocabulary has never been so exciting for anyone who wants to learn the language. Learning is enhanced by playing against the clock, competing against other Mandarin students across the globe, and earning achievements all at the same time.
Embark on a very exciting, highly classified mission that will take you to several cities across China to save the Chinese president and the world. Once you accept the mission, you will be presented with a map that shows you the location of the training facilities in China where you need to sharpen your spy skills and learn Chinese Mandarin. Get through each of the levels by successfully completing the tasks assigned and be prepared to detonate bombs, decode encrypted messages, shoot targets, and stop assassins.
Learn Cantonese with a fun and engaging game. Cantonese Bubble Bath is a simple game where you are presented with 12 language categories of 10 words each. Each category has 10 levels with increasing difficulty.
We know you can learn some Chinese, and you can do it a lot faster than you might think. While playing this game, you will learn to:
- Read Chinese Characters (Hanzi)
- Listen to Mandarin Words and Phrases
- Practice with each level until you master your new vocabulary
Download them now and let us know about your experience, so don’t forget to leave a review!
Enjoy your food trip experience with the Chinese cuisine, etiquettes, words and phrases!
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