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Sunday, January 13th, 2013

My Cantonese after 7 years of learning


5 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Learning to count in Cantonese

Master all the tones with this song, in addition, learn to count too!

3 Comments » - Posted in Learning, Cantonese by 馬先生

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

I’m a novice and I want to learn Cantonese.

I’ve read on many expat and Cantonese forum posts people who are new to Hong Kong are asking for Cantonese teachers and private tutors. Even those that are asking for language exchange partners.
At a novice level you do not need a tutor or teacher! Yes that’s right, you don’t need a tutor to teach […]

20 Comments » - Posted in Learning, Cantonese by 馬先生

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

TVB has its first Indian News Reporter

Finally some cultural diversity…

8 Comments » - Posted in Hong Kong by 馬先生

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Cantoneseclass101.com

I came across a free site cantoneseclass101.com, they provide free mp3 and transcripts for many many lessons in beginner, intermediate, and advanced. I think, however, they could remove the 10 second English trailer on each MP3 which becomes annoying when looping the audio on your mp3 player.
Edit: Oh wait… It’s not really free… […]

8 Comments » - Posted in Cantonese by 馬先生

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

10,000 Hour Rule

I came across this video explaining what it takes to “master” a language. There is a rule of 10,000 hours in order to master anything. It would take 30 years of 1 hour per day to master a language, 10 years of 3 hours per day, 5 years of 6 hours per day […]

4 Comments » - Posted in Learning by 馬先生

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A Dictionary of Cantonese Slang

I actually bought this book online a year ago from America. Learnt tons of swear words, slang, daily conversation words, rude sayings and tons of informal words. I’m also told the book is up to date and doesn’t contain out of date phrasing. Contains Chinese characters and Yale Pinyin. Much of […]

5 Comments » - Posted in Language, Cantonese by 馬先生

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I explain how to speak Fluent Cantonese

… yes I know I have an accent and made some tone mistakes, but hey, I don’t actively learn it anymore nor practice much
EDIT: I deleted the link from facebook because someone said they couldn’t understand 1 word I said What a blow to my confidence!

8 Comments » - Posted in Learning, Cantonese by 馬先生