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Two Minute Cantonese Lesson Two: Food(2)

Hi, everyone,

Here's the mp3 for Lesson Two. We continue to talk about food since it is important and useful.


pdf files will be available soon. We are looking for some volunteers for scripting work.

Thank you very much.

Have a great weekend!
Click this for the simple script:

Lesson Two: Food (2)

Today, we are going to continue to talk about food.

First we should learn a useful sentence pattern:
I want ...
ngo5 jiu3

How do you say "I want a bowl of soup of the day."?
ngo5 jiu3 jat1 wun2 lai6 tong1
I want/need a bowl sample soup.
Sample soup actually means the soup that they cook in a very big pot so that many people can get a portion from the same pot.

Now words that you can put into this sentence pattern:


two bowl white rice = two bowls of steamed rice.

jat1 dip6 haa1 jan4 caau2 gai1 daan2
one plate of shrimp meat stir fried with chicken egg.

半只北京鸭 half Peking duck
一只豉油鸡 one whole soy source chicken
麻婆豆腐 Mapo doufu (Mapo tofu) is a popular Chinese dish from the Sichuan (Szechuan) province. It is a combination of tofu (bean curd) and minced meat, usually beef, in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce, typically a thin, oily, and bright red suspension. See Wikipedia

姜葱蒸龙虾 ginger and green scallion steamed lobster
= spicy
唔辣 = not spicy
= salty
= plain
= sweet

= hot
= cold
皮蛋 = preserved egg (a thousand year old egg?)


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