December 27, 2007

Chu Yeh Ching

This is a Hong Kong TV ads from the late 70's. It is a classic.

Chu Yeh Ching Chiew (竹葉青) is a very famous wine from China. It is transparent, yellow-green in colour, slightly sweetish in taste.

Here is the summary of the plot. The Caucasian boss of a construction company invited his employees for dinner. To their surprise, he ordered the Chinese wine. The slogan is "You are smart. I am also smart. Drink Chu Yeh Ching Chiew".



Transcript (Transliteration) / Jyutping / Translation


喂!今晚阿Sir請食飯呀
wai3 gam1 maan5 aa3 Sir ceng2 sik6 faan6 aa3
Hey! The boss (Sir) is treating us dinner tonight!

隨便坐
ceoi4 bin2 zo5
Have a seat

飲啲咩酒呢﹖
jam2 di1 me1 zau2 ne1
What wine do you want to drink?

山西竹葉青
saan1 sai1 zuk1 jip6 ceng1
Shanxi Chu Yeh Ching Chiew

竹葉青芳香醇和,點飲都得
zuk1 jip6 ceng1 fong1 hoeng1 seon4 wo4, dim2 jam2 dou1 dak1
Chu Yeh Ching Chiew is sweet and mellow, drink it in any way

名貴新裝,新式封蓋,方便到極
ming4 gwai3 san1 zong1, san1 sik1 fung1 goi3, fong1 bin6 dou3 gik6
With prestigious packaging, new type of cap, very convenient.

嘩!
waa3
Wow!

你精我都精
nei5 zing1 ngo5 dou1 zing1
You are smart. I am also smart.

飲杯竹葉青
jam2 bui1 zuk1 jip6 ceng1
Drink Chu Yeh Ching Chiew

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