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Answer to Quiz Time! Which One Is Made for the Lantern Festival?

Feb. 19, 2019

Answer:
1. C

Analysis:

Dialogue:
Míng Ming: Xiǎo Xīn, zhège shì shénme?
明明:小新,这个是什么?
Ming Ming: Xiao Xin, what’s this?

Xiǎo Xīn: Zhège shì (tāngyuán), yě jiàozuò yuánxiāo, shì yuánxiāo jié de chuántǒng shíwù o.
小新:这个是(汤圆),也叫做元宵,是元宵节的传统食物哦。
Xiao Xin: It’s (Tangyuan), also called Yuanxiao, which is a traditional food made for the Lantern Festival.

HSK 3 quiz

饺子 (Jiǎozi) dumpling

HSK 3 quiz

粽子 (Zòngzi) rice dumpling

The Glutinous rice dumpling is wrapped in bamboo or reed leaf and a kind of traditional food made for the Dragon Boat Festival.

HSK 3 quiz

汤圆 (Tāngyuán) Tangyuan; glue pudding

It’s stuffed dumplings made partly or wholly from glutinous rice flour served in the soup which is one of the traditional foods served during the Lantern Festival in Southern China.

In Southern China, people call it “汤圆 (Tāngyuán)” while in Northern China, people prefer to call it “元宵 (Yuánxiāo).”

HSK 3 quiz

元宵 (Yuánxiāo) Yuanxiao; rice glue ball; sweet dumpling

It’s sweet dumplings made from glutinous rice flour which is one type of traditional food made for the Lantern Festival in Northern China.

Eating “元宵 (Yuánxiāo) Yuanxiao” is one of the customs for the Lantern Festival.

HSK 3 quiz

On the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, southerners say they eat “汤圆 (tāngyuán) glue pudding” while northerners say they eat “元宵 (yuánxiāo) sweet dumplings.”

The differences between “汤圆 (tāngyuán) glue pudding” and “元宵 (yuánxiāo) sweet dumplings” are mainly reflected in four aspects: size, the ways they are made, stuffing selection, and cooking style.

But with the development of the economy and the fusion of northern and southern culture, the differences between “汤圆 (tāngyuán) glue pudding” and “元宵 (yuánxiāo) sweet dumplings” gradually become less obvious.

Above all, the correct answer is C.

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