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Cantonese Beginner's Course- Day 51- Measure words: A bowl of beef rice
We are now at the Japanese restaurant and get ready to order, but we must understand the use of measure words. We reviewed
- a can of
- a cup of
- an individual of/ a/ an (gor, the generic measure word)
and will introduce
- a bowl of
- a set/ portion of
Intermediate 04 - What to say at a tea ceremony of a Cantonese Wedding - Part 2
Learn to catch and respond to the following:
1) This is a gift for you!
2) Here are some red packets for you!
3) The bride/ groom (probably you) is very beautiful/ handsome today!
4) Let's kneel down
5) Call them Mom and Dad now
6) Pour some tea to Mom and Dad
Intermediate 03 - What to say in a tea ceremony in a Cantonese wedding - Part 1
You are going to attend a wedding and have Cantonese speaking mother-in-law and/or father-in-law. Learning some vocabulary and phrases will get you more involved or take some stress out of you. In part 1, you will learn some vocabulary that you may hear on the tea ceremony day. In part 2, you you will have to respond and react do different scenario.
Cantonese Beginner's Course- Day 50- Why do you want to learn Cantonese?
Someone compliments your Cantonese while in Hong Kong- you know how to respond. Someone asks you how long you have been in Hong Kong- you know how to respond to that. Someone asks you why did you come to Hong Kong- you also know how to respond to that. How about when someone asks you why do you want to learn Cantonese?
Cantonese Beginner's Course- Day 49 - How long have you been in Hong Kong?
We learned how to ask "why did you want to come to Hong Kong". It may also be useful to understand the question, and able to ask "How long have you been in Hong Kong?"
Cantonese Beginner's Course- Day 48- Why do you want to come to Hong Kong?
We are finally seated at the Japanese restaurant. People may ask you: why did you want to come to Hong Kong? One possible reason is for a job. We will learn how to say that. We will also learn to say "thank you" in Cantonese.