Practice Cantonese 练习广东话

Let's study Cantonese then Noodle soup lunch at Shandong at Taraval! Had such a good time last time, let's do it sooner.

I have a request for Medical terms, so give us a list and we can discuss.

Cantonese study group. Practice conversations and go over vocabulary words.

Vocab from Cantodict:

Vocab Yale/Pinyin

學習會  hok6 jaap6 wui6*2/xue2 xi2 hui4   study group

碩士 sek6 si6 /shuo4 shi4   master's degree

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

經紀人  ging1 gei2 yan4/ jing1 ji4 ren2   agent; broker

代理人doi6 lei5 yan4 /dai4 li3 ren2   agent; reprentative

先祖 sin1 jou2 /xian1 zu3   deceased grandfather; ancestry; ancestor

土木工程 tou2 muk6 gung1 ching4 /tu3 mu4 gong1 cheng2   civil engineering

海灘 hoi2 taan1 /hai3 tan1   beach

排球 paai4 kau4 /pai2 qiu2   volleyball

排華  paai4 wa4 /pai2 hua2   anti-Chinese; sinophobia; discriminate against the Chinese; persecute Chinese

醫療 yi1 liu4 / yi1 liao2   medical treatment

皺紋 jau3 man4 /zhou4 wen2   wrinkle

破產 po3 chaan2 po4 chan3   to go bankrupt

批發  pai1 faat3 /pi1 fa1   to sell wholesale


密州被狗咬女童家人發表聲明 不會直接拿到KFC捐款

密州 mat6 jau1 /  mi4 zhou1 - Mississippi
 bei6 pei5 /  bei4  - be; suffer; by; quilt
 gau2 /  gou3 hou4  - dog
 ngaau5 /  yao3  - bite; incriminate; articulate
女童  neui5 tung4 /    -  girl
家人  ga1 yan4 /  jia1 ren2  -  one's family
發表聲明  faat3 biu2 sing1 ming4 /  fa1 biao3 sheng1 ming2  -  to issue a statement; to issue a declaration
不會  bat1 wui5 /  bu4 hui4  -  unlikely, improbable; not able to
直接  jik6 jip3 /  zhi2 jie1  -  direct; directly
拿到  na4 dou3*2 /    -  get
捐款  gyun1 fun2 /  juan1 kuan3  -  donate money

東灣退休老婦中刮刮卡樂透 贏百萬美元獎金

 dung1 /  dong1  - east ; host, master, owner; family name
 waan1 /  wan1  - bay; cove; inlet; gulf
退休  teui3 yau1 /  tui4 xiu1  -  to retire
老婦  lou5 fu5 /    -  old woman
 jung1 jung3 /  zhong1 zhong4  - centre; middle; during; average; affected by
 gwaat3 /  gua1  - scrape; extort; blow
 ka1 /  ka3 qia3  - calorie; lorry; checkpoint; card
 lok6 ngok6 ngaau6 /  le4 yue4 yao4  - joy; music; be fond of
 tau3 /  tou4  - penetrate; reveal; thoroughly
 yeng4 ying4 /  ying2  - win, gain
百萬  baak3 maan6 /  bai3 wan4  -  a million, 1,000,000
美元  mei5 yun4 /  mei3 yuan2  -  American dollar, US dollar, $
獎金  jeung2 gam1 /  jiang3 jin1  -  cash prize

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  • Cindy

    Question. Is stonestown open at 10 tomorrow because it is Sunday...

    July 5

    • Sherm

      The Stonestown Stores don't open until 12n but you can get into the mall before 10am.

      2 · July 5

    • Cindy

      thanks for clarification!

      1 · July 5

  • Patrick

    Medical terms is a good idea. I can speak pretty decent Cantonese, but my medical vocabulary is very limited. This will help cause I work at a hospital.

    1 · June 27

    • Caitlyn C.

      I also work in the medical field. :)

      July 5

    • Patrick

      Caitlyn, we met once before. We work at the same place, remember?

      July 5

  • Wayne L.

    very interesting. That last sentence took me a while because of some Americanese. Jung1 means "hit", as in hit the jackpot. And the words that came after is an Americanese phrase meaning scratch card lottery. Thanks for the post.

    1 · July 5

    • Sherm

      Are you referring to:

      July 5

    • Sherm

      中標 jung3 biu1 award ; make a successful bid - that should be jung 3 not 1.

      1 · July 5

  • Sherm

    The Stonestown Stores don't open until 12n but you can get into the mall before 10am. I deliberately scheduled it before the stores open so the we can have a little quite time.

    1 · July 5

  • Caitlyn C.

    Just spoke with Stonestown and to Sherm. The food court along with Starbucks is open at 10am. Sherm will continue with the 10am meetup. See you all tomorrow!!

    July 5

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