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Bite-size Taiwanese is a 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, fun (and sometimes funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Elementary podcast is geared towards those who already have a background in the language and expands on useful, commonly heard phrases. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

Bite-size Taiwanese | Elementary Bite-size Taiwanese

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Bite-size Taiwanese is a 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, fun (and sometimes funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Elementary podcast is geared towards those who already have a background in the language and expands on useful, commonly heard phrases. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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!

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Ellieka ,

Incredible

The Elementary level podcast is exactly what the heritage speaker needs. It is simple enough to listen to, yet still fluent enough to keep it interesting. It increases exposure to normal Taiwanese grammar and vocabulary while showing you specific focus vocabulary and learning points.

There is an overwhelming number of young adults in the Taiwanese diaspora who are heritage speakers looking to learn their mother tongue, who understand a certain amount of vocabulary yet lack true verbal fluency. This is incredibly useful for this learning purpose.

Keep up the good work, you guys!

JujubeeLTaipei ,

Amazing

This is wonderful and so needed~ Keep it up! Can’t wait to hear more!

anononop ,

Finally a resource to learn Taiwanese!

So happy to know this podcast exists

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