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Unformatted text preview: The specific food items listed the most by NCS are
‘steamed bread’, ‘noodle’, ‘meat’, ‘rice’, ‘jiaozi’, etc., which are the
typical food of the Chinese people. ‘Hamburgers’, ‘ice-cream’, ‘pizza’,
‘dessert’, etc. are the representative food items for NES. It seems that
NCS tend to associate the word food with more specific food items
than NES do.
2 From the second category, meals, it seems to us that the difference
between ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’, and ‘supper’ are much more significant
for NES than for NCS. It might be because for NCS breakfast, lunch
and supper tend to consist of similar food, but what the NES have for
breakfast, lunch and supper are quite different.
3 From the third category, flavours, we know that NES include many
more foreign flavours of food than NCS do. We guess that this is
because NES travel more widely.
4 From the fourth category, description, we find that NES tend to use
more adjectives to describe their food and feelings than NCS do. We
infer that this is related to their economic development period. People
only pay more attention to the quality of food when they have enough
5 From the fifth category, process, we find that NES tend to think more
about the cooking process than NCS do when they read the word
food. Actually, the Chinese cooking process (‘cuisine art’) is more
famous and exquisite. But the term shiwu (‘food’) is not...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2013 for the course BUSINESS 2255 taught by Professor Stan during the Winter '13 term at USC.
- Winter '13