Archive for July, 2007

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Caucasians speaking Cantonese to each other

From my experience, its quite acceptable that Asians speak English or other European languages with each other, however, to the typical Chinese it would seem quite funny or even ridiculous that that 2 Caucasians speak to each other using only Cantonese in social or day-to-day contexts.
I hope that one day it will be considered normal […]

1 Comment » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

I speak Cantonese, You speak English

I went to Delifrance with an overseas-born Chinese guy. He ordered and spoke only English with an Australian accent, and was replied back in Cantonese.
When I ordered in Cantonese “呢個朱古力酥唔該 - ni1 go3 zyu1 gu2*1 lik6*1 sou1 m4 goi1 - this chocolate croissant please”, I was replied back in English “fourteen dollars”. I […]

6 Comments » - Posted in Hong Kong by 馬先生

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Steve Kaufmann - Enjoy the experience and you will learn

I sent an email to Steve Kaufmann mentioning how I enjoyed him speaking in different languages and then posting the podcasts onto his blog. I asked him if he could make more podcasts in different languages as he speaks 9 languages fluently. Steve continues to motivate me each day as the once impossible seems […]

4 Comments » - Posted in Learning by 馬先生

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Monologue: Education

Download - 00:34min
今時今日嘅小朋友, 如果唔係琴棋書畫, 樣樣皆精, 最起碼都要有一技旁身, 以爭取入讀名校或者為前途著想.
Gam1 si4 gam1 jat6 ge3 siu2 pang4 jau5, jyu4 gwo2 m4 hai6 kam4 kei4 syu1 waa6*2, joeng6*2 joeng6*2 gaai1 zing1, zeoi3 hei2 maa5 dou1 jiu3 jau5 jat1 gei6 pong4 san1, ji5 zang1 ceoi4 jap6 duk6 ming4 haau6 waak6 ze2 wai6 cin4 tou4 zoek6 soeng2.
Children these days, if they aren’t […]

3 Comments » - Posted in MP3 - Monologues by 馬先生