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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to CantoneseClass101.com. This is Business Cantonese for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 10 - Getting Around at a Conference in Hong Kong. John here.
Siuling: 大家好!(daai6 gaa1 hou2!) I'm Siuling.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to get around a conference center. The conversation takes place at an office.
Siuling: It's between Linda and a receptionist.
John: The speakers are employee and customer, therefore, they will speak formal Cantonese. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
張麗珊: 早晨,我叫張麗珊。我係參展商,請問邊度可以搵到我公司嘅攤位編號?
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zou2 san4, ngo5 giu3 zoeng1 lai6 saan1. ngo5 hai6 caam1 zin2 soeng1, cing2 man6 bin1 dou6 ho2 ji5 wan2 dou2 ngo5 gung1 si1 ge3 taan1 wai2 pin1 hou6?)
接待員: 參展商嘅資料喺二樓。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: caam1 zin2 soeng1 ge3 zi1 liu2 hai2 ji6 lau2.)
張麗珊: 請問喺邊度搭𨋢?
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: cing2 man6 hai2 gin1 dou6 daap3 lip1?)
接待員: 直行然後轉右。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: zik6 haang4 jin4 hau6 zyun3 jau6.)
張麗珊: 唔該晒!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: m4 goi1 saai3!)
John: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
張麗珊: 早晨,我叫張麗珊。我係參展商,請問邊度可以搵到我公司嘅攤位編號?
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zou2 san4, ngo5 giu3 zoeng1 lai6 saan1. ngo5 hai6 caam1 zin2 soeng1, cing2 man6 bin1 dou6 ho2 ji5 wan2 dou2 ngo5 gung1 si1 ge3 taan1 wai2 pin1 hou6?)
接待員: 參展商嘅資料喺二樓。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: caam1 zin2 soeng1 ge3 zi1 liu2 hai2 ji6 lau2.)
張麗珊: 請問喺邊度搭𨋢?
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: cing2 man6 hai2 gin1 dou6 daap3 lip1?)
接待員: 直行然後轉右。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: zik6 haang4 jin4 hau6 zyun3 jau6.)
張麗珊: 唔該晒!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: m4 goi1 saai3!)
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
張麗珊: 早晨,我叫張麗珊。我係參展商,請問邊度可以搵到我公司嘅攤位編號?
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zou2 san4, ngo5 giu3 zoeng1 lai6 saan1. ngo5 hai6 caam1 zin2 soeng1, cing2 man6 bin1 dou6 ho2 ji5 wan2 dou2 ngo5 gung1 si1 ge3 taan1 wai2 pin1 hou6?)
Linda: Good morning, Cheung Lai San. I am an exhibitor. Where can I get the number of my company's booth?
接待員: 參展商嘅資料喺二樓。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: caam1 zin2 soeng1 ge3 zi1 liu2 hai2 ji6 lau2.)
Receptionist: The information for exhibitors is on the second floor.
張麗珊: 請問喺邊度搭𨋢?
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: cing2 man6 hai2 gin1 dou6 daap3 lip1?)
Linda: Where is the elevator?
接待員: 直行然後轉右。
(zip3 doi6 jyun4: zik6 haang4 jin4 hau6 zyun3 jau6.)
Receptionist: Go straight and then right.
張麗珊: 唔該晒!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: m4 goi1 saai3!)
Linda: Thank you.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: Conferences and exhibitions are a staple of businesses all over the world.
Siuling: That’s right. And it’s no different in Hong Kong.
John: Are there many conferences in Hong Kong each year?
Siuling: There are hundreds! Both global ones, and local ones.
John: Where are they usually held?
Siuling: Usually at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the AsiaWorld-Expo.
John: The AsiaWorld-Expo is integrated with the airport, so if you’re coming from abroad, that one will be easy to find!
Siuling: The HKCEC has been awarded "Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia" many times.
John: Is it easy to get to?
Siuling: It’s really convenient. There are many transport links and they’re all excellent.
John: How do we get there?
Siuling: You can go to Wan Chai MTR station, take the Star Ferry, or one of many buses that stop there.
John: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
John: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Siuling: 參展商(caam1 zin2 soeng1) [natural native speed]
John: "exhibitor"
Siuling: 參展商(caam1 zin2 soeng1) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 參展商(caam1 zin2 soeng1) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 攤位(taan1 wai2) [natural native speed]
John: "booth"
Siuling: 攤位(taan1 wai2) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 攤位(taan1 wai2) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 編號(pin1 hou6) [natural native speed]
John: "number"
Siuling: 編號(pin1 hou6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 編號(pin1 hou6) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 喺(hai2) [natural native speed]
John: "to be at"
Siuling: 喺(hai2) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 喺(hai2) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 二樓(ji6 lau2) [natural native speed]
John: "second floor; 2/F"
Siuling: 二樓(ji6 lau2) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 二樓(ji6 lau2) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 搭𨋢(daap3 lip1) [natural native speed]
John: "to take the elevator"
Siuling: 搭𨋢(daap3 lip1) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 搭𨋢(daap3 lip1) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 資料(zi1 liu2) [natural native speed]
John: "information"
Siuling: 資料(zi1 liu2) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 資料(zi1 liu2) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 直行(zik6 haang4) [natural native speed]
John: "to go straight"
Siuling: 直行(zik6 haang4) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 直行(zik6 haang4) [natural native speed]
John: And lastly...
Siuling: 轉右(zyun3 jau6) [natural native speed]
John: "to turn right"
Siuling: 轉右(zyun3 jau6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 轉右(zyun3 jau6) [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
John: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Siuling: 參展商攤位(caam1 zin2 soeng1 taan1 wai2)
John: meaning "exhibitor's booth."
John: Let’s break down this phrase.
Siuling: First is 參(caam1), meaning "attend, join." Next is 展(zin2).
John: This means "display, show." The next part means "shop, company."
Siuling: That’s 商(soeng1). Last is 攤位(taan1 wai2).
John: That means "stall, booth." You use this phrase to talk about the area or booth where companies can display and introduce their product or service.
Siuling: You can also say 展覽攤位(zin2 laam5 taan1 wai2).
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Siuling: Sure. For example, you can say... 請前往參展商攤位索取更多資料。(cing2 cin4 wong5 caam1 zin2 soeng1 taan1 wai2 saak3 ceoi5 gang3 do1 zi1 liu2.)
John: … which means "Please go to the exhibitor's booth to request more information."
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Siuling: 全部資料(cyun4 bou6 zi1 liu2)
John: meaning "all information."
John: Let’s break down this phrase too.
Siuling: First is 全部(cyun4 bou6), which means "entire, all." Next is 資料(zi1 liu2).
John: "information." This phrase refers to all of the information.
Siuling: You can also say 所有資料(so2 jau5 zi1 liu2).
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Siuling: Sure. For example, you can say... 本公司歡迎客戶查詢全部資料。(bun2 gung1 si1 fun1 jing4 haak3 wu6 caa4 seon1 cyun4 bou6 zi1 liu2.)
John: ... which means "Our company welcomes customers to inquire about all information."
John: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about getting around an expo. To get around, you need to know how to ask for directions.
Siuling: The standard phrase is place, plus ...喺邊度? (…hai2 bin1 dou6?)
John: "Where is the….?" Unlike in English, the place goes first. What kind of places might we need to ask about?
Siuling: How about 會議室 (wui6 ji5 sat1)?
John: "meeting room"
Siuling: 人事部 (jan4 si6 bou6)
John: "HR department"
Siuling: 電梯 (din6 tai1)
John: "escalator"
Siuling: 𨋢 (lip1)
John: "elevator"
Siuling: 登記台 (dang1 gei3 toi4)
John: "registration desk"
Siuling: 洗手間 (sai2 sau2 gaan1)
John: "washroom." So an example of a full sentence is...
Siuling: 會議室喺邊度?(wui6 ji5 sat1 hai2 bin1 dou6?)
John: "Where is the meeting room?" Another important phrase is to ask where you can do something.
Siuling: The base phrase is 請問喺邊度...? (cing2 man6 hai2 bin1 dou6...?)
John: "Excuse me, where can I…?"
Siuling: For example, 請問喺邊度搭𨋢?(cing2 man6 hai2 gin1 dou6 daap3 lip1?)
John: "Excuse me, where can I take the elevator?" If you need to take the elevator, you’ll need to know what the floors are called in Hong Kong.
Siuling: Yes. First is 地下 (dei6 haa5)
John: "ground floor".
Siuling: Next is 一樓 (jat1 lau2)
John: "first floor".
Siuling: 五樓 (ng5 lau2)
John: "fifth floor".
Siuling: 十樓 (sap6 lau2)
John: "tenth floor".
Siuling: To say that something is "on" a floor, use 喺 (hai2) before the floor number. 參展商嘅資料喺二樓。 (caam1 zin2 soeng1 ge3 zi1 liu2 hai2 ji6 lau2.)
John: "The information for exhibitors is on the second floor."
Siuling: We use this preposition for other things too. 喺右邊 (hai2 jau6 bin1)
John: "on the right side."
Siuling: 喺左邊 (hai2 zo2 bin1)
John: "on the left side."

Outro

John: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Siuling: 拜拜!(baai1 baai3!)

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Try to ask for the direction in Cantonese!

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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


myfavorite phrase is 會議室


robert