Thursday, 14 February 2008

饺子 – Jiǎo zi – Dumplings

The first character 饺, – jiǎo means dumplings.

The second character 子, zi is used after a noun as a suffix.

jiǎo is pronounce jee-ow to rhyme with cow. It has a 3rd or falling and rising tone.

zi is pronounced zer, and is untoned.

jiǎo zi are steamed dumplings with meat or vegetable fillings.