22 episodes

Bite-size Taiwanese is a brand new podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, friendly (and occasionally funny) conversations on how it’s used in today’s Taiwan.

The Elementary level podcast, geared towards those who already have a little background in the language, expands on useful, commonly heard phrases, and digs a bit deeper into the grammar and culture, so that you’re not always stuck saying the same sentences over and over again.

Bite-size Taiwanese | Elementary Bite-size Taiwanese

    • Language Learning
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Bite-size Taiwanese is a brand new podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, friendly (and occasionally funny) conversations on how it’s used in today’s Taiwan.

The Elementary level podcast, geared towards those who already have a little background in the language, expands on useful, commonly heard phrases, and digs a bit deeper into the grammar and culture, so that you’re not always stuck saying the same sentences over and over again.

    Ep20: Cut up the scallions! | Kā tshang-á tshiat tsò tshang-á-tsu 共蔥仔切做蔥仔珠!

    Ep20: Cut up the scallions! | Kā tshang-á tshiat tsò tshang-á-tsu 共蔥仔切做蔥仔珠!

    In this episode, we’ve talked about cooking, the recipe for scallion pancakes, and one of the uses of “hōo” in Taiwanese.

    • 28 min
    Ep19: What’s your opinion? | Lí ū siánn-mih khuànn-huat 你有啥物看法?

    Ep19: What’s your opinion? | Lí ū siánn-mih khuànn-huat 你有啥物看法?

    In Taiwan, (2/28) is a day to remember February 28, 1947 when violent suppression by government forces led to the massacre of tens of thousands of ordinary citizens. In this episode, we’ve talked about where in Taiwan to visit for more info about 2/28 and the White Terror period. Also, in the spirit of freedom of speech, we talked about basic ways to express your point of view, and how to show agreement or disagreement in Taiwanese.

    • 28 min
    Ep18: How about we speak in Taiwanese? | Lán lâi kóng Tâi-gí, hó--bô? 咱來講台語, 好無?

    Ep18: How about we speak in Taiwanese? | Lán lâi kóng Tâi-gí, hó--bô? 咱來講台語, 好無?

    Feb 21 is International Mother Language Day. In this episode, we’ve talked about language learning and words to describe someone’s fluency.

    • 28 min
    Ep17: Do you have internet here? | Lín tsia kám ū bāng-lōo? 恁遮敢有網路?

    Ep17: Do you have internet here? | Lín tsia kám ū bāng-lōo? 恁遮敢有網路?

    In this episode, we’ve talked about online communication, internet culture and some related words in Taiwanese.

    • 31 min
    Ep16: The Lantern Festival | Guân-siau 元宵

    Ep16: The Lantern Festival | Guân-siau 元宵

    In this episode, we’ve talked about some traditions of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan.

    • 26 min
    Pronounce it Like a Pro | Ep05: The Neutral Tone [Re-broadcast]

    Pronounce it Like a Pro | Ep05: The Neutral Tone [Re-broadcast]

    NOTE: This week we're off for the Lunar New Year holiday, so today's episode will be a re-broadcast of Ep05: The Neutral Tone from our Pronounce it Like a Pro podcast series (show notes at link).  Don't worry, we'll have a brand new Elementary episode next week!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

anononop ,

Finally a resource to learn Taiwanese!

So happy to know this podcast exists

Htylvr ,

I've been dying for a Taiwanese podcast

The hosts have good interaction and speak clearly.

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