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Practice Cantonese

Let's get together again.

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

意見 ji3 gin3 /yi4 jian4 opinion

日程 jat6 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


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leung5 leung2 /  liang3 - two; pair
ming4 meng2 /  ming2 - name; fame
遇難 yu6 naan6 /  yu4 nan4 -  to encounter a tragedy; to meet disaster
女孩 neui5 haai4 /  nv3 hai2 - girl; lass
hai6 /  xi4 - system; department
浙江 jit3 gong1 /  zhe4 jiang1 -  Zhejiang province, China
中學生 jung1 hok6 saang1 /    -  a secondary school student
家長 ga1 jeung2 /  jia1 zhang3 -  parent or guardian of a child
yi5 /  yi3 - already; finish; stop; cease
fu6 /  fu4 - go to
舊金山 gau6 gam1 saan1 /  jiu4 jin1 shan1 -  San Francisco

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肇事 siu6 si6 /    -  cause trouble
機師 gei1 si1 /    -  pilot
gan2 /  jin3 jin4 - only; merely; solely; alone
小時 siu2 si4 /  xiao3 shi2 -  hour
駕駛 ga3 sai2 /  jia4 shi3 -  to drive
經驗 ging1 yim6 /  jing1 yan4 -  experience
首次 sau2 chi3 /  shou3 ci4 -  for the first time
降落 gong3 lok6 /  jiang4 luo4 -  to descend; to go down; to come down; to land
goi1 /  gai1 - should, need to
gei1 /  ji1 - machine
ying4 /  jia2 xing2 - pattern; model; type; standard

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  • Stephanie R.

    Loved it! It was very helpful.

    July 15, 2013

  • Sherm

    期待 kei4 doi6 - to look forward

    July 13, 2013

  • Stephanie R.

    I'm looking forward to it!

    July 7, 2013

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