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Hi guys! Welcome to Cantonese Top Words. Today we are at Central looking at the Dragon Boat Race.
So behind me... you can see the race.
1. 扒 (paa4 ) is the verb "to row (a boat)"
So "to row a boat" is 扒艇 (paa4 teng5).
So 扒 (paa4 ) is the verb "to row (a boat)"
扒龍舟 (paa4 lung4 zau1) "to row a dragonboat"
2. And "dragon boat" is 龍舟 (lung4 zau1)
"dragon" is 龍(lung4), 舟(zau1) is "boat"
今日有扒龍舟賽事。 (gam1 jat6 jau5 paa4 lung4 zau1 coi3 si6.) "Today there's a dragon boat competition."
And the next word is...
3. 嘉年華 (gaa1 nin4 waa4) "carnival"
So over there, there are a lot of booths, they are having a carnival, with food trucks and artificial beach for the kids, and a lot of shows so people can enjoy this festival more.
And the next word is...
4. 打鼓 (daa2 gu2) "to strike the drum"
Maybe you can hear the drums, maybe not?
So 打鼓 (daa2 gu2); 鼓(gu2) is "drum(s)", and 打(daa2) is "to hit", "to strike".
So, 打鼓 (daa2 gu2).
扒龍舟要打鼓。 (paa4 lung4 zau1 jiu3 daa2 gu2.) "People strike the drums when they row the dragon boat."
5. 添馬公園 (tim1 maa5 gung1 jyun2) "Tamar Park"
And that is the government buildings, 政府大樓 (zing3 fu2 daai6 lau4) "government general building (headquarters)".
That's it for today, thanks for watching! And I'm Olivia. See you next time! 下次見 (haa6 cie3 gin3).