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INTRODUCTION
Gabriella: Hi everyone, I’m Gabriella.
Olivia: And I’m Olivia!
Gabriella: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Cantonese Vocabulary, Lesson 15! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five districts in Hong Kong. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at CantoneseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella: Olivia, what’s our first word?
Olivia: 中西
Gabriella: Central and Western
Olivia: (slow) 中西 (regular) 中西
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 中西
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:
This district is located on the northern part of Hong Kong Island. Central is the central business district, while Western is the earliest urban settlement in colonial Hong Kong.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 中西區係香港最早發展嘅地區。
Gabriella: The Central and Western district was developed the earliest in Hong Kong.
Olivia: (slow) 中西區係香港最早發展嘅地區。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 離島
Gabriella: Islands
Olivia: (slow) 離島 (regular) 離島
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 離島
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: This district is where Hong Kong International Airport and Tian Tan Buddha are located.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 香港機場係喺離島嘅。
Gabriella: Hong Kong airport is in the Islands district.
Olivia: (slow) 香港機場係喺離島嘅。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 油尖旺
Gabriella: Yau Tsim Mong
Olivia: (slow) 油尖旺 (regular) 油尖旺
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 油尖旺
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Yau Tsim Mong is the core urban area of Kowloon. The district has the third highest population density of all districts.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 油尖旺係由嗰區嘅三個主要區域 - 油麻地,尖沙咀,同埋旺角嘅字首組合而成。
Gabriella: The name "Yau Tsim Mong" comes from the initials of the three main areas in the district: Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Mong Kok.
Olivia: (slow) 油尖旺係由嗰區嘅三個主要區域 - 油麻地,尖沙咀,同埋旺角嘅字首組合而成。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 沙田
Gabriella: Sha Tin
Olivia: (slow) 沙田 (regular) 沙田
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 沙田
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: This district is Hong Kong’s most populated district with a density of 9,173 people per square kilometer.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 通常禮拜日嘅跑馬都係喺沙田馬場進行嘅。
Gabriella: The horse race on Sundays usually takes place at the Sha Tin racecourse.
Olivia: (slow) 通常禮拜日嘅跑馬都係喺沙田馬場進行嘅。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 灣仔
Gabriella: Wan Chai
Olivia: (slow) 灣仔 (regular) 灣仔
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 灣仔
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: This district has the second most educated residents with the highest income population, and is also the only district without any public housing estates.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 灣仔有好多地道嘢食。
Gabriella: There is a lot of authentic food in Wan Chai.
Olivia: (slow) 灣仔有好多地道嘢食。
QUIZ
Gabriella: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Olivia will give you the Cantonese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Olivia: 中西
[pause]Gabriella: Central and Western
Olivia: 離島
[pause]Gabriella: Islands
Olivia: 油尖旺
[pause]Gabriella: Yau Tsim Mong
Olivia: 沙田
[pause]Gabriella: Sha Tin
Olivia: 灣仔
[pause]Gabriella: Wan Chai

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five districts in Hong Kong! We have more vocab lists available at CantoneseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Olivia: 拜拜!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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If you had the opportunity to visit only one district in Hong Kong, which one would it be?

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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 油尖旺


robert