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City Vocabulary: Xiàmén

In order to break up the monotony of my Song Vocabulary lists, I’ve decided to also start making vocabulary lists about various cities, as well! First up is Xiamen, since I will be going there this summer and hopefully also next school year! Let me know if you have a city you want me to do!

福建厦门 - fújiàn xiàmén - Xiamen, Fujian

Districts

  • 海沧区 – hǎi cāng qū – Haicang District
  • 湖里区 – hú lǐ qū – Huli District
  • 集美区 – jí měi qū – Jimei District
  • 思明区 – sī míng qū – Siming District
  • 同安区 – tóng ān qū – Tong’an District
  • 翔安区 – xiáng ān qū – Xiang’an District

Attractions

  • 鼓浪屿 – gǔ làng yǔ – Gulangyu Island
  • 日光岩 – rì guāng yán – Sunlight Rock
  • 皓月园 – hào yuè yuán – Haoyue Park
  • 钢琴博物馆 – gāng qín bó wù guǎn – Piano Museum
  • 菽庄花园 – shū zhuāng huā yuán – Shuzhuang Garden
  • 南普陀寺 – nán pǔ tuó sì – South Putuo Temple
  • 胡里山炮台 – hú lǐ shān pào tái – Hulishan Battery
  • 厦门园林植物园 – xià mén yuán lín zhì wù yuán – Xiamen Botanical Garden
  • 五缘湾湿地公园 – wǔ yuán wān shī dì gōng yuán – Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park
  • 厦门大学 – xià mén dà xué – Xiamen University
  • 集美学村 – jí měi xué cūn – Jimei School Village
  • 集美大学 – jí měi dà xué – Jimei University
  • 白城沙滩 – bái chéng shā tān – Baicheng Beach
  • 海沧大桥 – hǎi cāng dà qiáo – Haicang Bridge
  • 环岛路 – huán dǎo lù – Island Ring Road
  • 厦门爱乐乐团 – xià mén ài yuè yuè tuán – Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra

Famous People

  • 陈嘉庚 – chén jiā gēng – Tan Kah Kee, founder of Xiamen University
  • 郑成功 – zhèng chéng gōng – Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga), chief commander of Ming troops who resisted Manchu conquest

Food

  • 海鲜 – hǎi xiān – seafood
  • 沙茶面 – shā chá miàn – Seafood satay noodle soup
  • 金包银 – jīn bāo yín – Silver-wrapped gold (dumplings containing mushrooms, bamboo shoots, pickles, and sometimes meat)
  • 土笋冻 – tǔ sǔn dòng – Sea worm jelly
  • 薄饼 – báo bǐng – Baobing (spring rolls made with a thin wheat pancake and usually topped with a sweet red sauce)
  • 蚝仔煎 – háo zǐ jiān – Oyster omelet
  • 花生汤 – huā shēng tāng – Peanut soup