Interestingly enough, when you go to different locations in China and find this type of street food, they often have different names. Confusing as hell, right?
So, you always have to ask “what is this?” 这是什么？zhè shì shén me? Then you’ll find out the ways local people say it. You don’t ask, you don’t learn.
Three Ways To Say Sesame Ball
zhī má qiú
The tuár is the “r” sound many North Eastern Chinese like to add.
zhī ma tuán
Pay attention to your tones
Rewind the video as many times as you need to listen to my tones. Listen over and over again. Repeat out loud. Then go outside into the real world and buy a sesame ball for yourself with your new-found confidence and language skills.
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