Chopsticks define the experience of eating in Asia. 筷子定義了亞洲的用餐體驗。
East Asian cultures such as China, Korea, and Japan all use chopsticks for eating. Even though they might appear similar at first glance, the style of chopsticks varies from place to place. Chopsticks were invented in China about 5,000 years ago. Traditional Chinese chopsticks are made of wood and are very long. A Chinese meal is often composed of many small dishes which are laid out all over the table. In this way, long chopsticks help people reach across the distance from their seat to the food they would like to eat. Japanese chopsticks are also wooden, but they are clearly shorter than the Chinese variety, because Japanese people usually hold their bowls close to their mouths when eating. In Korea, chopsticks are typically made of metal, flat rather than round, and used in combination with a western-style spoon. For people who are not used to them, this kind of chopstick can feel very slippery at first. No matter where you are in Asia, chopsticks are a useful tool for eating all kinds of delicious food and local dishes.
1. define vt. 下定義 define A as B 把 A 定義為 B Most people define that word as an insult. 大部分人會把那個字定義為一種羞辱。 * insult n. 羞辱，侮辱 Carol defines happiness as spending time with her family. 卡蘿把與家人共度時光定義成幸福。 2. at first glance 乍看之下，第一眼看到時 glance n. 一瞥，很快地看一眼 I thought you would be a person who is hard to approach at first glance. 第一眼看到你的時候，我以為你是個難以親近的人。 3. style n. 款式，設計；風格 The style of this skirt is in this season. 這條裙子的款式現在正夯。 4. lay...out / lay out... 展開／攤開…… Mom laid out all the fruit she bought on the table. 媽媽把所有她買的水果都擺在桌上。 5. variety n. 種類；品種 a variety of... 各種各樣的…… Our company sells a variety of study books for English tests. 我們公司出售各式英語考試的學習用書。 6. typically adv. 一般地，通常 Male birds are typically more colorful than female birds. 公鳥的顏色通常會比雌鳥來得鮮豔。 7. combination n. 搭配，組合 Lots of medicines are taken in combination with water. 許多藥物要與水搭配服用。 8. slippery a. 濕滑的，滑溜的 The path is wet and slippery after the rain. 下過雨後，這條小徑又濕又滑。