该晒西红柿了!Drying tomatoes in the Gobi desert

China Plus Published: 2017-08-11 11:24:06
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A total of 70,900 mu(亩), or 4,727 hectares(公顷), of tomatoes(西红柿) are now ripe(成熟) in Xinjiang. Local workers are busy sun baking(烤) and drying(变干) those harvested(收获) tomatoes in the Gobi desert. 

The tomatoes will be made(制作) into sun dried tomatoes(番茄干) or tomato paste(番茄酱) and exported(出口) to America, Japan and southeast Asian countries.

词汇 Words:

[kǎo] 烤 bake
[biàn gān] 变干 dry
[zhì zuò] 制作 make
[chū kǒu] 出口 export
[shōu huò] 收获 harvest
[chéng shú] 成熟 ripe
[xī hóng shì] 西红柿 tomato

重点词汇 Key Word:

晒  <动词 v.> 

  • (of the sun)shine upon
    E.g. Zhè jǐ tiān shài de yào mìng。
    这几天晒得要命。
    There is too much sun these days.

  • dry in the sun
    E.g. Nà xiē yī fú yǐ jīng shài gān le。
    那些衣服已经晒干了。
    The clothes have been dried in the sun.

  • (方言 dialect) ignore; give the cold should to
    E.g. Nǐ bù yīng gāi bǎ tā men shài dào nàr 。
    你不应该把他们晒到那儿。
    You shouldn't have given the cold shoulder to them.

  •  (网络用语)show
    E.g. Xiàn zài de rén dōu xǐ huān zì pāi、shài zhào piàn。
    现在的人都喜欢自拍、晒照片。
    People like taking and posting selfie these days.

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