Kung Fu

Last year, when I started the facebook page, one of my subscribers told me that he loved Chinese Kung Fu.  I promised him I would make a video about Kung Fus Cantonese, but up to now, I have no idea how I can make it interesting.  Due to license issue, I cant use copyright videos in my channel and if just teaching Cantonese, I dont need to make a video.

Therefore, I will introduce some words of the Kung Fu manual “圖解詠春拳” (tou4 gaai2 wing6 ceon1 kyun4) in this post.  The ebook I found in a facebook page.  This book was originally written by a student of Bruce Lee and then Bruce Lee revised it.  Hope that you are interested in this book.

There is a download link of the ebook at the end of the facebook post.

Continue reading “Kung Fu”

 2,431 total views

Practical Cantonese 4 – 作狀

作狀 / 扮嘢 (zok3 zong6 / baan6 je5):intentionally pretend you are cool, more important or better; but sometimes people may use it in opposite way – intentionally pretend you are pity, weak …

Continue reading “Practical Cantonese 4 – 作狀”

 16,639 total views

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities” (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.  We translated the first few sentences into Cantonese.  You can try to write down what “tones” of the characters are when listening to the audio clips.  Continue reading “A Tale of Two Cities”

 1,937 total views

Practical Cantonese 1 – 白食

白食 (baak6 sik6):Eating, but no need to pay – use in negative way

白撞 (baak3 zong6):Pretending to be familiar with someone, and mingling into his place to cheat – use in negative way. It can describe both the action and the person who does the action.

Continue reading “Practical Cantonese 1 – 白食”

 3,579 total views

Shop – Conversation

In the previous video, I gave some conservation examples in wet market.  A subscriber asked me if I can make a video for shopping in supermarket or shop, for she doesn’t understand what the cashier and salesman say.  I am quite busy in recent days so I can only write this article to give some common examples.

Shopping at a Shop

Continue reading “Shop – Conversation”

 835 total views

Chinese Character (Adjective 形容詞)

Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast.  They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions.  Without adjectives, the world becomes colourless or even full of darkness.  Learning adjective of a new language can help you see the deeper side of the culture.

Adjective Series

Continue reading “Chinese Character (Adjective 形容詞)”

 2,623 total views,  2 views today