Lesson 6 How do you say this in Cantonese?
Welcome to CantonesePod.com! 欢迎大家来到粤语播客！
What! What did I say?
glad meet ( glad to meet you = welcome)
big family (= everyone)
Guangdong language (=Cantonese)
播 = broadcast
播客 = podcast ( derives from 博客 for blog and similar sound of podcast )
OK. Today’s sentence pattern:
A:英文 嘅 丑 字 点写啊? ( How do you write the word “ugly/shame” in English?)
A: 英文 嘅 LOVE 点串啊? ( How do you spell “love” in English?)
串 = spell ( literately means string something together )
啊 = question indicator (put at the end of a sentence to change a statement into a question. )
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Hi, everyone, 大家好。
In our last lesson, we learned how to say where you are from.
In Today’s lesson, we are going to learn to say the places you want to go.
Now sentence patterns:
1)I want to go to (Beijing…)
2)He needs to go to (Hong Kong…)
3)My wife has been to San Francisco and Los Angeles
Cities and places:
Guangzhou(Canton),Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Taipei, Taiwan, Las Vegas, New York, Saigon, Sydney,
Try to use what you have learned:
I want to go to Hong Kong.
I’ve been to Guangzhou.
Let me know what other places you want to say.
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Have a nice weekend!
Lesson 4 Where Are You From?
English: I’m from the US.
Cantonese: ngo5 hai2 mei5gwok3 lai4
English: I’m American Chinese.
Cantonese:ngo5 hai6 mei5zik6 waa4jan4
English: Born in Hong Kong, grew up in the US.
Cantonese: hai2 hoeng1gong2 ceot1sai3 hai2 mei5gwok3 zoeng2daai6
hoeng1gong2 香港：Hong Kong
mei5gwok3 美国: beautiful country = America
Please note that in the recording, “lazy” sound “gok” is used instead of “gwok” as in our daily life. We did this on purpose as you should also understand it when you hear it from a native Cantonese speaker.
English: I’m American
Cantonese:ngo5 hai6 mei5gwok3 jan4
Extra in the 2nd mp3 file:
1）Please tell me where you are from.
2）I am from the US.
3）I’m from Canada.我喺加拿大来。
4) I’m from Japan.我喺日本来。
5) I’m from Korea.我喺韩国来。
6) I’m from South Korea.我喺南韩来。
7)I’m from UK (England).我喺英国。
8) I’m from Sweden. 我喺瑞典来。
9)I’m from the Netherlands.我系荷兰人。
10) I’m from Hong Kong.我系香港人。
11) I’m from Macau我系澳门人。
12) I’m from Vietnam。我系越南人 (Note: 1st one jyut6laam4jan4 uses “lazy” sound. 2nd one jyut6naam4jan4 is “correct” or official. We let you hear it because young people are using lazy sound everywhere.)
14)I’m from Brazil.我系巴西人。
Not: in the mp3:
Holland is a very beautiful country.
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Lesson Three: Please tell me, what you are doing.
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Today we are going to focus on some useful verbs.
Let’s get actions!
First, the sentence pattern of this lesson:
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.
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In this lesson, we’ll learn about food, which is considered “heaven” by us human being.
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