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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five tourist attractions and places 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: 山頂
Gabriella: The Peak
Olivia: (slow) 山頂 (regular) 山頂
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 山頂
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Victoria Peak, often referred to simply as the Peak, is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It’s a major tourist attraction that offers views over the surrounding areas.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 每次有朋友嚟香港我都帶佢哋上山頂睇風景。
Gabriella: Whenever my friends come visit Hong Kong, I bring them to the Peak for the great view.
Olivia: (slow) 每次有朋友嚟香港我都帶佢哋上山頂睇風景。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 維港
Gabriella: Victoria Harbor
Olivia: (slow) 維港 (regular) 維港
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 維港
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Victoria Harbor is described as "the million-dollar night view." Every night it presents Symphony of Lights, a synchronised outside decorative light and laser multimedia display featuring 44 buildings on both sides of the harbor.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 維港兩岸嘅大廈十一月已經掛滿燈飾。
Gabriella: The buildings along Victoria Harbor have had lighting decorations since November.
Olivia: (slow) 維港兩岸嘅大廈十一月已經掛滿燈飾。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 星光大道
Gabriella: Avenue of Stars
Olivia: (slow) 星光大道 (regular) 星光大道
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 星光大道
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The Avenue of Stars is modelled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. It’s located along the Victoria Harbor waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 星光大道有一個李小龍嘅雕像。
Gabriella: There is a statue of Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars.
Olivia: (slow) 星光大道有一個李小龍嘅雕像。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 海洋公園
Gabriella: Ocean Park
Olivia: (slow) 海洋公園 (regular) 海洋公園
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 海洋公園
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Ocean Park is a marine mammal park, aquarium, animal theme park, and amusement park which opened in 1977. The park has been named the world's Seventh Most Popular Amusement Park and is one of the “50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions," according to Forbes.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我個仔話海洋公園比迪士尼好玩啲。
Gabriella: My son said Ocean Park is more fun than Disneyland.
Olivia: (slow) 我個仔話海洋公園比迪士尼好玩啲。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 天壇大佛
Gabriella: Tian Tan Buddha
Olivia: (slow) 天壇大佛 (regular) 天壇大佛
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 天壇大佛
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The Buddha is 34 meters tall, weighs 250 metric tons, and was the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha until 2007.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 雖然我唔係佛教徒,但係都覺得天壇大佛好值得去。
Gabriella: Although I'm not a Buddhist, I think it's worthwhile to visit the Tian Tan Buddha.
Olivia: (slow) 雖然我唔係佛教徒,但係都覺得天壇大佛好值得去。
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: 山頂
[pause]Gabriella: The Peak
Olivia: 維港
[pause]Gabriella: Victoria Harbor
Olivia: 星光大道
[pause]Gabriella: Avenue of Stars
Olivia: 海洋公園
[pause]Gabriella: Ocean Park
Olivia: 天壇大佛
[pause]Gabriella: Tian Tan Buddha

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five tourist attractions and places 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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Have you ever been to any of these Cantonese tourist attractions?