A drink that's been around for a while, but finally made it's way to the U.S within the last 8 to 10 years, Boba Tea, a.k.a Bubble Tea, is our topic for this episode of the Convo Club. Join us as we talk about ways to customize your Bubble Tea beverage, as well as who generally drinks it, and what are some of the good things about it.
Vocab:
珍珠奶茶 Zhēnzhū Nǎichá – Bubble Tea
街角处 Jiējiǎo chù – Street Corner
减肥 Jiǎnféi to lose weight
少糖 Shǎo táng reduced sugar
半糖 Bàn táng half sugar
低糖 Dītáng low sugar
红糖珍珠奶茶 hóngtáng zhēnzhū nǎichá Brown Sugar Bubble Tea
抹茶拿铁 Mǒchá ná tiě Matcha Latte
洒了 - To Spill
减少 Jiǎnshǎo To Reduce
卡路里 Kǎlùlǐ Calories

Dialogue:
Girl A: Hey, there’s a new Bubble Tea Shop that’s opened just on the corner over there. Want to go try it?
嗨,街角处那边新开了一家珍珠奶茶店,想不想去试试?
Hāi, jiējiǎo chù xīn kāile yījiā zhēnzhū nǎichá diàn, xiǎng bùxiǎng qù shì shì?

Girl B: Oh I love Bubble Tea! I had no idea you could buy it around here. Yes! Let’s go!
啊,我最爱珍珠奶茶了!我不知道附近就有卖的!好,那我们去看看吧!
A, wǒ zuì ài zhēnzhū nǎichále! Wǒ bù zhīdào fùjìn jiù yǒu mài de! Hǎo, nà wǒmen qù kàn kàn ba!

Tea Barista: Welcome to 香飘飘 how can I help you?
店员:欢迎来到香飘飘!请问,有什么可以帮您的?
Diànyuán: Huānyíng lái dào xiāng piāo piāo! Qǐngwèn, yǒu shén me kěyǐ bāng nín de?

Girl B: (to her friend) Do you know which one you’re going to get?
你知道要点哪种吗?
Nǐ zhīdào yào diǎn nǎ zhǒng ma?

Girl A: I’m not sure...I’m trying to watch my weight, so I’d like one that doesn’t have too much sugar.
我不确定...我正在减肥...我还是要一杯不太甜的吧!
Wǒ bù quèdìng... Wǒ zhèngzài jiǎnféi... Wǒ háishì yào yībēi bù tài tián de ba!

Tea Barista: No problem! We have “reduced sugar”, “half sugar” and “light sugar options” for all of our drinks.
店员:没问题!我们有“少糖”、 “半糖 ”和“低糖”几种可以选。
Méi wèntí! Wǒmen yǒu “shǎo táng”, “bàn táng” hé “dītáng” jǐ zhǒng kěyǐ xuǎn.

Girl A: I’ll try the Brown Sugar Milk Tea with “half sugar”
嗯...那我要一杯红糖珍珠奶茶,半糖。
Ń... Nà wǒ yào yībēi hóngtáng zhēnzhū nǎichá, bàn táng.

Girl B: And I’ll try the “Matcha Latte”.
那我就试一下抹茶拿铁味道的吧
Nà wǒ jiù shì yīxià mǒchá ná tiě wèidào de ba

(a minute later)

Tea Barista: Here you go!
您的奶茶好了!
Nín de nǎichá hǎole!

Girl A: Ahhhh! I just spilled it.
啊!!!我的奶茶洒了!
Ah!!! Wǒ de nǎichá sǎle!

Girl B: Well that’s one way to reduce the calories!
哈!这样也可以减少卡路里!
Hā! Zhèyàng yě kěyǐ jiǎnshǎo kǎlùlǐ!