湄 – Mei2 – Shore, Brink, Edge
Archive for December, 2006
蕪 – Wu2 – Undergrowth
荒蕪 – Huang1 Wu2 – Uncultivated Undergrowth — Wasteland
蕪菁 – Wu2 Jing1 – Undergrowth Leek — Turnip
熔 – Rong2 – To Smelt, Fuse
We found a secret new good restaurant in North Haven: Formosa. It’s been open just 2 months, and isn’t even in the online yellow pages yet (132 Middletown Avenue, for your reference). Attracted simply by the name, we went in and recognized the owner. Turns out that Formosa is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Szechuan Delight, our favorite local Chinese place! The new restaurant is fusion. For example, my mango chicken came with a side of mashed potatoes! I’m sometimes a fusion skeptic, but in this case I think everything has fused correctly. Recommended.
糖 – Tang2 – Sugar, Sweets
糖果 – Tang2 Guo3 – Sweet Fruit — Candy
Trying to see how to say fudge in Chinese, I found the wikipedia page for 糖果. It lists fudge, and a few others, but the ultimate Chinese/English candy rosetta stone web page apparently has yet to be created. By the way, fudge is 法奇軟糖 – Fa3 Qi2 Ruan3 Tang2 – “Fudge” Soft Candy.
渣 – Zha1 – Dregs, Sediment
Possibly the best part of french-press brewed coffee: that last magic sip that you can CHEW.