Archive for February, 2007

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The importance of Cantonese in Hong Kong

Yesterday someone told me that I was obsessed with Cantonese, and consequently I took this comment as being quite negative and discouraging. The person thought that I would only be living in Hong Kong for a short period of time. He told me Cantonese shouldn’t be as important in comparison to English in […]

17 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Transcript: Little Librarian

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Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Wasting Time

I should be learning the language, instead I spend too much time reading about the language. To be more specific, reading about how people learn languages and opinions on language study. I regularly surf various language forums throughout the day reading about how people become fluent and getting involved in various debates. At […]

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Friday, February 9th, 2007

Monologue: Chinese New Year

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Produced by: 馬太太
Transcribed by: 鄺慧明
今年嘅二月係農曆新年.
Gam1 nin4 ge3 ji6 jyut6 hai6 nung4 lik6 san1 nin4.
February this year is the Lunar New Year.
二月十八號係正月初一.
Ji6 jyut6 sap6 baat3 hou6 hai6 zing1 jyut6 co1 jat1.
18 February is the first day of the first month.
喺年廿八嗰一日, 即係新年兩到三日之前, 中國人會大掃除.
Hai2 nin4 jaa6 baat3 go2 jat1 jat6, zik1 hai6 san1 nin4 loeng5 dou3 […]

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Thursday, February 1st, 2007

All foreigners speak English

Through daily contact with the HK Chinese I have built up a list of things that have irritated me.
Firstly, if you are a foreigner, most HK people that I have met believe that you must speak English to some degree of fluency being superior to their own. It doesn’t matter if you are from France, […]

8 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生