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Practice Cantonese

Changed date. Let's get together again. This time let's bring something to show and tell.

Cantonese study group. Practice conversations and go over vocabulary words. Also, if I may borrow an idean from another meetup, bring something interesting to say in Cantonese.

Vocab from Cantodict:

Vocab Yale/Pinyin

白菜 baak6 choi3 /bai2 cai4 bok choy

意見 yi3 gin3 /yi4 jian4 opinion

日程 yat6 cing4/ ri4 cheng2 schedule; itinerary

衛生部 wai6 sang1/ bou6 wei4 sheng1 bu4 health department; sanitation department

衛生wai6 sang1/ guk6 Officeof Health
廚師 chyu4 si1; cheui4 si1/ chu2 shi1 cook; chef

吸取 kap1 cheui2/ xi1 qu3 to absorb; to draw; to assimilate

吸收 kap1 sau1/ xi1 shou1 to absorb; to assimilate

記者 gei3 je2 /ji4 zhe3 reporter

生活費 sang1 wut6 fai3 /sheng1 huo2 fei4 living expenses; cost of living

溝通 kau1 tung1 /gou1 tong1 to connect, to exchange; communication

人工 edit yan4 gung1/ ren2 gong1 manpower; manual labour; pay

放心 edit fong3 sam1 fang4 xin1 to not worry, be at ease

反壟斷法 faan2 lung5 dyun6 faat3 /fan3 long3 duan4 fa3 anti-trust law; legislation against monopolies

存貨 edit chyun4 fo3 /cun2 huo4 inventory, existing stock

眼罩 edit ngaan5 jaau3 /yan3 zhao4 a blinder, a blindfold
保險 bou2 him2/ bao3 xian3 insurance
索賠 sok3 pui4 suo3/ pei2 claims, to ask for compensation
保險索賠 insurance claim
農夫 nung4 fu1/ nong2 fu1 farmer
市場 si5 cheung4 shi4 c/hang3 a market; a marketplace;
農夫市場 farmer’s market
浪費 long6 fai3 /lang4 fei4 to waste
牙醫助理 nga4 yi1 jo6 lei5 /ya2 yi1 zhu4 li3 dental assistant
cheui2 doi6/ qu3 dai4 to replace; to substitute; to supplant
bei6 ……cheui2 doi6 bei4……qu3 dai4 replaced by



捷運 zit6 wan6 jie2 yun4 -  rapid transit; express
工會 gung1 wui6*2 gong1 hui4 -  trade union; labour union
發出 faat3 ceot1 fa1 chu1 -  to issue; to send out
小時 siu2 si4 xiao3 shi2 -  hour
罷工 baa6 gung1 ba4 gong1 -  to go on strike
通知 tung1 zi1 tong1 zhi1 -  to inform; to notify


來自 loi4 zi6 lai2 zi4 - to come from
多個 do1 go3 -  multi-, many-
zau1 zhou1 - administrative district in ancient China
dik1 de5 di2 di4 - possessive suffix
工會 gung1 wui6*2 gong1 hui4 -  trade union; labour union
領袖 ling5 zau6 ling3 xiu4 -  leader
聯同 lyun4 tung4 -  herewith
本地 bun2 dei6 ben3 di4 -  local
數以百計 sou3 ji5 baak3 gai3 -  hundreds of
jan4 ren2 - person; human being
今天 gam1 tin1 jin1 tian1 - today
下午 haa6 ng5 xia4 wu3 -  afternoon; P.M.
齊集 cai4 zaap6 -  to assemble; to gather; to collect
zoi6 zai4 zai3 - at; in; on
uk1 wu1 - house
leon4 lun2 - Kunlun mountains
si5 shi4 - market; marketplace
fu2 fu3 - seat of government
外面 ngoi6 min6 wai4 mian4 -  outside

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  • Stephanie R.

    Have a great time today. I have a standing Cantonese tutoring session every Saturday morning so I can't make it today. But I'm really hoping to join you for the next meetup.

    August 17, 2013

  • Greg

    Unfortunately, I have a weekly meetup on Saturday morning.

    August 3, 2013

  • Stephanie R.

    Sorry I can't make it tomorrow. I was hoping to join but have family in town. See you all next time.

    August 3, 2013

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