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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five popular sports 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: 跑馬
Gabriella: horse racing
Olivia: (slow) 跑馬 (regular) 跑馬
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 跑馬
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Established in 1884, the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club conducts nearly 700 races every season at the two race tracks in Happy Valley and Sha Tin.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我訂咗下個禮拜去賽馬會食飯,可以一邊食一邊睇跑馬。
Gabriella: I made a reservation for supper at the Jockey Club next week. We can watch the horse racing while we eat.
Olivia: (slow) 我訂咗下個禮拜去賽馬會食飯,可以一邊食一邊睇跑馬。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 足球
Gabriella: football (soccer)
Olivia: (slow) 足球 (regular) 足球
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 足球
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Football, also known as soccer in the U.S., is the most popular sport in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Football Association (The HKFA), is the governing body of football in Hong Kong.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 落酒吧睇足球賽事好有氣氛。
Gabriella: If you watch soccer games at the bar, it is a great atmosphere.
Olivia: (slow) 落酒吧睇足球賽事好有氣氛。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 羽毛球
Gabriella: badminton
Olivia: (slow) 羽毛球 (regular) 羽毛球
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 羽毛球
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: As a hugely popular sport in the urban confines of East Asia, badminton has a loyal following in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Open Badminton Championship is one among the Badminton World Federation’s line-up of Super Series events, with a big grand prize of US$250,000.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我先先仲以為羽毛球運動量小啲,但原來都好攰㗎。
Gabriella: I thought badminton was just a small amount of exercise, but it turns out it's very tiring.
Olivia: (slow) 我先先仲以為羽毛球運動量小啲,但原來都好攰㗎。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 保齡
Gabriella: bowling
Olivia: (slow) 保齡 (regular) 保齡
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 保齡
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: There are several major bowling alleys scattered around Hong Kong, including the South China Athletic Association, the Yacht Club, and the Aberdeen Marina Club.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 姨丈每個星期三都約埋啲朋友去打保齡。
Gabriella: My uncle goes bowling with his friends every Wednesday.
Olivia: (slow) 姨丈每個星期三都約埋啲朋友去打保齡。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 乒乓波
Gabriella: table tennis
Olivia: (slow) 乒乓波 (regular) 乒乓波
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 乒乓波
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Table tennis has been gaining in popularity since Hong Kong won its first silver medal for men’s doubles in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 呢間房可以放一張乒乓波枱,做遊戲室。
Gabriella: We can put a table tennis table in this room and make it into a game room.
Olivia: (slow) 呢間房可以放一張乒乓波枱,做遊戲室。
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: 跑馬
[pause]Gabriella: horse racing
Olivia: 足球
[pause]Gabriella: football (soccer)
Olivia: 羽毛球
[pause]Gabriella: badminton
Olivia: 保齡
[pause]Gabriella: bowling
Olivia: 乒乓波
[pause]Gabriella: table tennis

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five sports 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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Which sports are you good at?

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Thursday at 05:08 AM
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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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利凡特

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robert groulx
Wednesday at 10:52 PM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite is 足球


robert

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Friday at 11:53 AM
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Hi SRK,


Thanks for your comment!

Tennis in Cantonese is 網球 (mong5 kau4), literally "net - ball" :laughing:


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SRK
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Tennis