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 Fu’s Cantonese, but up to now, I have no idea how I can make it interesting.Due to license issue, I can’t use copyright videos in my channel and if just teaching Cantonese, I don’t 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.
When learning a new language, we have to remember a lot of expressions and vocabulary. The common expressions or common phrases like saying “hello”, saying “thank you” are the basic greeting expressions. What’s else we should know?
There is another way to practice reading numbers in Cantonese. It is to memorize the multiplication table. As I said in the video, it is a secret of why Chinese people calculate so fast. If you are familiar with the table, you can treat multiplication as addition.
For example, 87*56, you can treat it as addition of 350+4000+42+480.
Writing a Chinese character is like drawing a picture. Learning the basic strokes is the first step of writing Chinese characters. The character 永 consists of the basic eight strokes. If you can write it in a correct way, you will draw a good picture of Chinese character.
You may know that there is a year cycle of Chinese year. It is related to Chinese Zodiac or 12 Zodiac animals. The animals in the year order are Rat 鼠, Ox 牛, Tiger 虎, Hare 兔, Dragon 龍, Snake 蛇, Horse 馬, Goat 羊, Monkey 猴, Rooster 雞, Dog 狗 and Boar 豬. After finishing one cycle, the next year will start another cycle. This year (2018) is “Dog” year. Next year (2019) is “”Boar” year and the year of 2020 will return to “Rat”.
I found a video “Story of the Chinese Zodiac” on YouTube . If you are interested in it, you can click in and take a look.
Wet market is one of the attractive to the foreigners. They may be very interested in how people kill chicken, how to cut pork and beef into pieces (so bloody…). For us, it is our food centre. We can shop fresh foods there. Before buying, we always look around to check which shop’s food is cheaper and fresher. Sometimes we can even ask for cheaper.
Nowadays, there are many supermarkets in Hong Kong. Maybe some days later, supermarkets will totally replace wet markets. I hope I will not see of it in the rest of my life. I love wet market! Continue reading “Wet Market 街市”
Yum Cha (飲茶 jam2 caa4) is a traditional Cantonese culture. In the old days, people got up and would go to Cantonese restaurant 茶樓, having their breakfasts (we call it 飲早茶 – drink morning tea). Surely 飲茶 is not only drinking tea, but also have (Cantonese 廣東) dim sum 點心. Nowadays, we have more choices for breakfast (e.g. McDonalds) in Hong Kong. However, 飲茶 is still a good option for the people who want to be relaxed. Continue reading “Yum Cha 飲茶”