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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to CantoneseClass101.com. This is Business Cantonese for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 25 - Giving a Business Presentation in Hong Kong. John here.
Siuling: 大家好!(daai6 gaa1 hou2!) I'm Siuling.
John: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to give a presentation. The conversation takes place at an office.
Siuling: The speaker is Linda.
John: The speaker is an employee, therefore, she will speak formal Cantonese. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
張麗珊: 大家好,多謝大家畀呢個機會我哋。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: daai6 gaa1 hou2, do1 ze6 daai6 gaa1 bei2 ni1 go3 gei1 wui2 ngo5 dei6.)
張麗珊: 佳美公司一直擴展緊佢嘅業務,而且喺市場已經超過十年。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: gaai1 mei5 gung1 si1 jat1 zik6 kong3 zin2 gan2 keoi5 ge3 jip6 mou6, ji4 ce2 hai2 si5 coeng4 ji5 ging1 ciu1 gwo3 sap6 nin4.)
張麗珊: 我哋提供多類型嘅化妝及護膚產品。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: ngo5 dei6 tai4 gung1 do1 leoi6 jing4 ge3 faa3 zong1 kap6 wu6 fu1 caan2 ban2.)
張麗珊: 盡力滿足顧客嘅需求。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zeon6 lik6 mun5 zuk1 gu3 haak3 ge3 seoi1 kau4.)
張麗珊: 希望你會對本公司嘅產品有興趣。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: hei1 mong6 nei5 wui2 deoi3 bun2 gung1 si1 ge3 caan2 ban2 jau5 hing3 ceoi3.)
張麗珊: 請睇下第一張圖!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: cing2 tai2 haa5 dai6 jat1 zoeng1 tou4!)
John: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
張麗珊: 大家好,多謝大家畀呢個機會我哋。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: daai6 gaa1 hou2, do1 ze6 daai6 gaa1 bei2 ni1 go3 gei1 wui2 ngo5 dei6.)
張麗珊: 佳美公司一直擴展緊佢嘅業務,而且喺市場已經超過十年。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: gaai1 mei5 gung1 si1 jat1 zik6 kong3 zin2 gan2 keoi5 ge3 jip6 mou6, ji4 ce2 hai2 si5 coeng4 ji5 ging1 ciu1 gwo3 sap6 nin4.)
張麗珊: 我哋提供多類型嘅化妝及護膚產品。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: ngo5 dei6 tai4 gung1 do1 leoi6 jing4 ge3 faa3 zong1 kap6 wu6 fu1 caan2 ban2.)
張麗珊: 盡力滿足顧客嘅需求。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zeon6 lik6 mun5 zuk1 gu3 haak3 ge3 seoi1 kau4.)
張麗珊: 希望你會對本公司嘅產品有興趣。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: hei1 mong6 nei5 wui2 deoi3 bun2 gung1 si1 ge3 caan2 ban2 jau5 hing3 ceoi3.)
張麗珊: 請睇下第一張圖!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: cing2 tai2 haa5 dai6 jat1 zoeng1 tou4!)
John: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
張麗珊: 大家好,多謝大家畀呢個機會我哋。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: daai6 gaa1 hou2, do1 ze6 daai6 gaa1 bei2 ni1 go3 gei1 wui2 ngo5 dei6.)
Linda: Hello and thank you for giving us this opportunity.
張麗珊: 佳美公司一直擴展緊佢嘅業務,而且喺市場已經超過十年。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: gaai1 mei5 gung1 si1 jat1 zik6 kong3 zin2 gan2 keoi5 ge3 jip6 mou6, ji4 ce2 hai2 si5 coeng4 ji5 ging1 ciu1 gwo3 sap6 nin4.)
Linda: KameCo is a growing company which has been on the market for over ten years.
張麗珊: 我哋提供多類型嘅化妝及護膚產品。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: ngo5 dei6 tai4 gung1 do1 leoi6 jing4 ge3 faa3 zong1 kap6 wu6 fu1 caan2 ban2.)
Linda: We offer a wide range of cosmetics and skincare products.
張麗珊: 盡力滿足顧客嘅需求。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: zeon6 lik6 mun5 zuk1 gu3 haak3 ge3 seoi1 kau4.)
Linda: We make efforts to meet the demands of our customers.
張麗珊: 希望你會對本公司嘅產品有興趣。
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: hei1 mong6 nei5 wui2 deoi3 bun2 gung1 si1 ge3 caan2 ban2 jau5 hing3 ceoi3.)
Linda: We hope that you will be interested in our products.
張麗珊: 請睇下第一張圖!
(zoeng1 lai6 saan1: cing2 tai2 haa5 dai6 jat1 zoeng1 tou4!)
Linda: Please look at the first slide.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
John: This time instead of a conversation, we heard a presentation from Linda.
Siuling: Public speaking isn’t easy, but Linda did a good job.
John: She did! What tips do you have for public speaking?
Siuling: Build a connection with your audience.
John: That’s a good idea. Pay attention to how you speak, and how that comes across to the audience.
Siuling: It’s good to practice your public speaking.
John: It’s also important to be well prepared.
Siuling: Yes, draft your speech and be willing to edit it until you’re confident with it.
John: The more confident and comfortable you are with your speech, the easier it will be to stand in front of an audience and say it.
Siuling: Remember to smile!
John: Yes, that gives a really good impression.
Siuling: Be clear and understandable and your audience will love your presentation.
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: 機會(gei1 wui6) [natural native speed]
John: "chance; possibility"
Siuling: 機會(gei1 wui6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 機會(gei1 wui6) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 見面(gin3 min6) [natural native speed]
John: "to meet"
Siuling: 見面(gin3 min6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 見面(gin3 min6) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 業務(jip6 mou6) [natural native speed]
John: "business"
Siuling: 業務(jip6 mou6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 業務(jip6 mou6) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 超過(ciu1 gwo3) [natural native speed]
John: "over"
Siuling: 超過(ciu1 gwo3) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 超過(ciu1 gwo3) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 興趣(hing3 ceoi3) [natural native speed]
John: "interested in"
Siuling: 興趣(hing3 ceoi3) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 興趣(hing3 ceoi3) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 化妝(faa3 zong1) [natural native speed]
John: "cosmetics"
Siuling: 化妝(faa3 zong1) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 化妝(faa3 zong1) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 護膚(wu6 fu1) [natural native speed]
John: "skin care"
Siuling: 護膚(wu6 fu1) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 護膚(wu6 fu1) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 盡力(zeon6 lik6) [natural native speed]
John: "try the best"
Siuling: 盡力(zeon6 lik6) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 盡力(zeon6 lik6) [natural native speed]
John: Next we have...
Siuling: 滿足(mun5 zuk1) [natural native speed]
John: "to satisfy"
Siuling: 滿足(mun5 zuk1) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 滿足(mun5 zuk1) [natural native speed]
John: And last...
Siuling: 圖 [natural native speed]
John: "picture"
Siuling: 圖 [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Siuling: 圖 [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: 對... 有興趣。(deoi3... jau5 hing3 ceoi3.)
John: meaning "to be interested in...; to show interest in... "
John: Let’s break down this phrase.
Siuling: First is 對(deoi3), which means "to, towards." Next is 有(jau5).
John: This means "have, be present." The last part means "interest."
Siuling: That is 興趣(hing3 ceoi3).
John: When you’re interested in something and want to learn more about it, you can use this phrase.
Siuling: You can also say 對... 感興趣。 (gam2 hing3 ceoi3.)
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Siuling: Sure. For example, you can say... 如果你對我哋嘅產品有興趣, 可以免費獲得試用裝。(jyu4 gwo2 nei5 deoi3 ngo5 dei6 ge3 caan2 ban2 jau5 hing3 ceoi3, ho2 ji5 min5 fai3 wok6 dak1 si3 jung6 zong1.)
John: ... which means "If you are interested in our product, you can get the free sample of it."
John: Okay, what's the next word?
Siuling: 化妝及護膚產品(faa3 zong1 kap6 wu6 fu1 caan2 ban2)
John: meaning "cosmetics and skincare products."
John: This is our last phrase for this series.
Siuling: First is 化妝(faa3 zong1), this means "make up, cosmetics." Next is 及(kap6).
John: That means "and, as well as." The next part means "skin care."
Siuling: That is 護膚(wu6 fu1). Finally is 產品(caan2 ban2) .
John: That means "product." You can use this phrase to cover any cosmetic or skincare products.
Siuling: You can also say 化妝品 (faa3 zong1 ban2) for "the make up product" and 護膚品(wu6 fu1 ban2) for "the skin care product".
John: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Siuling: Sure. For example, you can say... 有美白功能嘅化妝及護膚產品好受歡迎。(jau5 mei6 baak6 gung1 nang4 ge3 faa3 zong1 kap6 wu6 fu1 caan2 ban2 hou2 sau6 fun1 jing4.)
John: ... which means "The cosmetics and skincare products that come with the skin-whitening function are so popular."
John: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

John: In this lesson, you'll learn about giving a presentation.
John: When you present your company in a presentation, it’s important to say how old your company is and how long it’s been in business. Here are some phrases you can use for this.
Siuling: 我哋公司喺市場已經超過二十五年。(ngo5 dei6 gung1 si1 hai2 si5 coeng4 ji5 ging1 ciu1 gwo3 ji6 sap6 ng5 nin4.)
John: "Our company has been present on the market for 25 years."
Siuling: 我哋公司由一九五零年開始進入市場。(ngo5 dei6 gung1 si1 jau4 jat1 gau2 ng5 ling4 nin4 hoi1 ci2 zeon3 jap6 si5 coeng4.)
John: "Our company has been present on the market since 1950."
Siuling: 我哋公司二十五年前創立。(ngo5 dei6 gung1 si1 ji6 sap6 ng5 nin4 cin4 cong3 lap6.)
John: "Our company was established 25 years ago."
Siuling: 我哋公司喺一九五零年創立。(ngo5 dei6 gung1 si1 hai2 jat1 gau2 ng5 ling4 nin4 cong3 lap6.)
John: "Our company was established in 1950." Next, you can introduce what kind of company it is. You can use phrases such as...
Siuling: 我哋專門... (ngo5 dei6 zyun1 mun4…)
John: "We specialise in…"
Siuling: 我哋有多款... (ngo5 dei6 jau5 do1 fun2...)
John: "We have a wide range of…"
Siuling: 我哋處理... (ngo5 dei6 cyu2 lei5...)
John: "We are dealing with…"
Siuling: 我哋喺...業界最歷史悠久。(ngo5 dei6 hai2 … jip6 gaai3 lik6 si2 zeoi3 jau4 gau5.)
John: "We are the longest-lasting in the…industry." Finally, here are some other phrases you can use to show how good your company is.
Siuling: XYZ 係一間傳統公司。(XYZ hai6 jat1 gaan1 cyun4 tung2 gung1 si1.)
John: "XYZ is a company with traditions."
Siuling: XYZ 注重顧客嘅滿意程度。(XYZ zyu3 zung6 gu3 haak6 ge3 mun5 ji3 cing4 dou6.)
John: "In XYZ, we care mostly about our customers’ satisfaction."
Siuling: XYZ 非常注重公司提供嘅服務質素。(XYZ fei1 soeng4 zyu3 zung6 gung1 si1 tau4 gung1 ge3 fuk6 mou6 zat1 sou3.)
John: "In XYZ, we care mostly about the quality of our service."

Outro

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

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try to give a presentation in Cantonese!

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Friday at 04:47 PM
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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 我哋公司由一九五零年開始進入市場。


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Hello Carolina Lee,


Thanks for your nice words and question. 😄

First, you can take a look at the introduction of Jyutping system. 😉

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-olivia-3-what-is-jyutping/

And then here is the series for learning the pronunciation:

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson-library/ultimate-cantonese-pronunciation-guide/


Please feel free to let us know if any questions. 😉


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Carolina Lee
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Hello There,


I love your Cantonese lessons and the way you present it. However, I am still having a hard time reading the special character. I would appreciate it very much if you could direct me to the basic page where I can learn these special characters so I can learn the Cantonese easier.


This is an example of the special character that I am referring to:

keoi5 dei6 zyun1mun4 gwong2 dung1 waa2

nei5 jau5 mou5 lam2 gwo3 heoi3 wan2/gin3 go3 zyun1 gaa1


I need to learn the alphabet or the basic so I can able to read the sentence. Other than that, you guys a great.

Thank you very much.

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Hi Penny,


Thanks for your sentences! Very nice! 😉


1 佢哋專門廣東話(keoi5 dei6 zyun1mun4 gwong2 dung1 waa2)

They specialize in cantonese

=> If you're talking about majoring in a language or subject, it should be 專攻 (zyun1 gung1) rather than 專門 (zyun1 mun4).


2) 你有冇諗過去個專門家?(nei5 jau5 mou5 lam2 gwo3 heoi3 go3 zyun1 mun4 gaa1)

have you thought of going to the specialist ?

=> The translation of specialist is 專家 (zyun1 gaa1). I would also change the sentence to 你有冇諗過去搵/見專家?(nei5 jau5 mou5 lam2 gwo3 heoi3 wan2/gin3 go3 zyun1 gaa1).


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penny
Sunday at 10:30 AM
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1 keoi5 dei6 zyun1mun4 gwong2 dung1 waa2 They specialize in cantonese

2 nei5 jau5 mou5 lam2 gwo3 heoi3 go3 zyun1 mun4 gaa1 have you thought of going to the specialist ?