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Learn the Cantonese and Mandarin ways to say things related to health and medical matters, and a hodgepodge of many other things you won't learn in a formal classroom.

Cantonese and Mandarin for medical matters and much more Leslie D.Y. Frank

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Learn the Cantonese and Mandarin ways to say things related to health and medical matters, and a hodgepodge of many other things you won't learn in a formal classroom.

    25 - Using the public restroom - PART A (English/Canto/Mando)

    25 - Using the public restroom - PART A (English/Canto/Mando)

    Hear and learn the start of two ppl talking in Eng/Canto/Mando about using the public bathroom, like so:
    I know we've got some project deadlines to meet, but you’ve been sitting in front of the computer since this morning. You didn't have lunch, and not once did you even go to the bathroom. Just take a break why don't you?

    What's it to you? Now, if you've really been paying attention, then you should know that at work, I usually don't eat or drink much, PRECISELY cuz I don't wanna have to use any public bathroom.

    This dialog will continue in another podcast episode and as a bit of a preview for the coming episode, there will be talk about death by kidney failure from holding pee.
    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    soundtrack: “Sky Chaser,” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license, at: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    24 - Sleep apnea + K-drama binging = falling asleep at the wheel (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    24 - Sleep apnea + K-drama binging = falling asleep at the wheel (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    Listen and learn how to chit chat and chastise someone in Canto and Mando about falling asleep behind the wheel, like so:

    A: Why haven’t you gone to sleep yet? Don't forget you're working the first shift tomorrow.
    B: It's not that I don't want to sleep; it’s just that this k-drama is so addictive--the moment you finish one episode, you just gotta keep on going and watch the next.
    A: Seriously? You already have sleep apnea, yet you still wanna add k-drama binging into the mix? If you don’t get enough shuteye, you’ll fall asleep behind the wheel again.
    B: I was only asleep at the wheel for a brief moment, and besides, I only drifted a little over to the next lane.
    A: Really--that's your excuse to binge drama through the night; what a waste it is talking to you.
    B: Alright already, I'll go to sleep now--happy?
    A: That's more like it, g’nite.
    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    The soundtrack is “Slow Motion City,” by The Flux Project, licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, at: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    23 - Two insurances is bullcrap (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    23 - Two insurances is bullcrap (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    Listen and learn to speak casual and informal Cantonese and Mandarin as in the dialogue about having dual insurance coverage:

    A: Someone said if there are two insurances, with the exception of insurance premiums, you won't need to pay for any other medical expenses.

    B: That's bullcrap--having two insurances is not necessarily as good as you think it is; when you have another insurance, that secondary insurance benefit is more likely gonna be reduced to avoid paying duplicate charges for the same service.

    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    soundtrack: “NARC,” by The Passion HiFi, www.thepassionhifi.com

    • 44 min
    22 - Condoms and STDs (in Eng/Canto/Mando)

    22 - Condoms and STDs (in Eng/Canto/Mando)

    Listen to, and learn a dialog about condoms and STDs:
    A: Now that you’re having sex again, I hope you guys are using condoms.
    B: I'm on the pill; who needs condoms?
    A: (Oh) please, condoms isn't just for birth control; don't you wanna protect yourself from STDs?
    B: How long have you known us for--don’t you think your insinuations are a bit much?
    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    The soundtrack is “Tru Steppas,” by The Passion HiFi, found at Music By The Passion HiFi at: www.thepassionhifi.com

    • 41 min
    21 - Workers' comp sucks (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    21 - Workers' comp sucks (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    Learn how to talk smack in Cantonese and Mandarin:
    A: My company sucks.
    B: Now what? More office politics? Somebody offend you?
    A: They denied my workers' comp claim.
    B: So what? Appeal it.
    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    The soundtrack is “Dream Big,” by audiobinger, licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License, at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

    • 24 min
    20 - Gluten makes me sick as a dog (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    20 - Gluten makes me sick as a dog (Eng/Canto/Mando)

    Learn a dialogue in Cantonese and Mandarin:
    A: Let’s go out to eat.
    B: No way--you forget I have celiac disease? It's a pain eating out.
    A: What's the big deal? Just tell the kitchen you can't eat gluten.
    B: Even if I say I can't eat gluten, who knows what the kitchen cooks up that may make me sick as a dog later on.
    Bonus Chinese idiom: burning zithers and cooking cranes (antibiotics, much?)
    ©2019 Leslie D.Y. Frank

    The soundtrack is “Harlem Incident,” by The Passion HiFi, whose tracks can be found at Music By The Passion HiFi at: www.thepassionhifi.com

    • 56 min

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