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.

????? half Peking duck
????? one whole soy source chicken
???? 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

????? ginger and green scallion steamed lobster
? = spicy
?? = not spicy
? = salty
? = plain
? = sweet

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







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