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Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Monologue - Holidays

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放假你會做啲乜嘢呢?
fong3 gaa3 nei5 wui5 zou6 di1 mat1 je5 ne1?
what do you do on vacations?
唔… 咁就要睇下個假期有幾長啦.
m4… gam2 zau6 jiu3 tai2 haa5 go3 gaa3 kei4 jau5 gei2 coeng4 laa1
hmmm,,, it depends how long is the vacation.
如果係平時週末嘅話, 靜態嘅活動, 會喺屋企睇書, 無話特定睇乜嘢書, 有時睇雜誌, 有時睇小說.
jyu4 gwo2 hai6 ping4 si4 zau1 mut6 ge3 waa2, zing6 taai3 ge3 wut6 dung6, wui5 hai2 […]

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Ho Kwok Wing 河國榮 - New Interview

Aussie speaking Cantonese…. I hope one day I’ll speak as good as Gregory Rivers 河國榮. I wonder if his accent is similar to mine….

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010

How to type Cantonese

The above video introduces how to type Cantonese. The method I use is Jyutping from http://cpime.hk - it will allow you type easily type all those fancy 啲 and 嘅 characters directly from Windows.

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Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Cantonese, Please

By VERNA YU
Published: July 22, 2010
HONG KONG — I had always presumed that speaking to your child in your native tongue was the most natural thing in the world. Apparently not everyone thinks so.
When we held a birthday party for our two-year-old daughter several months ago, I had a bit of a shock.
The first sign […]

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

How to learn Cantonese Super-Fast

I know tons of foreigners that think that if they kept listening to Cantonese, they will eventually pick it up - no matter if its the radio and it all sounds like gibberish.
I have probably done around 80% input (listening) to about 20% output (speaking). This means, you don’t speak your way […]

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Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Monologue - 7 daily necessities

開門七件事
7 daily necessities

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‘柴米油鹽醬醋茶’自古以來就稱為開門七件事. 開門, 呢個字, 照字面睇, 即係話, 打開門, 但係, 喺呢個情況, 佢嘅意思係, 一個家庭日常生活嘅必需品.
‘Caai4 mai5 jau4 jim4 zoeng3 cou3 caa4’, zi6 gu2 ji4 loi4 zau6 cing1 wai4 hoi1 mun4 cat1 gin6 si6. Hoi1 mun4, ni1 go3 zi6, ziu3 zi6 min6*2 tai2, zik1 hai6 waa6, daa2 hoi1 mun4, daan6 hai6, hai2 ni1 go3 cing4 fong3, keoi5 […]

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Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Does my accent give away which country I come from?


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Monday, January 25th, 2010

口若懸河 - White female New Zealander acting on TVB

Its was rare for me to watch a female 茄喱啡 (ke1 le1 fe1) act on TVB yet alone 口若懸河 (hau2 joek6 jyun4 ho4), meaning to speak very fluently. In this case, I think she is probably the first native Cantonese speaking white actor used by TVB. Though I’ve seen many white actors who have […]

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