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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 23! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and around town. These are five popular chain stores 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: 百老匯
Gabriella: Broadway
Olivia: (slow) 百老匯 (regular) 百老匯
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 百老匯
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Broadway is a one-stop shop for electronic and electrical appliances in Hong Kong.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 我想去百老匯睇下買邊個牌子嘅相機好。
Gabriella: I want to go to Broadway and check which brand of camera I should buy.
Olivia: (slow) 我想去百老匯睇下買邊個牌子嘅相機好。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 萬寧
Gabriella: Manning's
Olivia: (slow) 萬寧 (regular) 萬寧
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 萬寧
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Manning’s is a chain of personal health and beauty retail stores which offers a comprehensive range of medicines, healthcare and personal care products, skin care items, and baby care products.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 萬寧啲奶粉全部俾自由行買晒。
Gabriella: The tourists from the mainland bought all the milk powder at Manning's.
Olivia: (slow) 萬寧啲奶粉全部俾自由行買晒。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 七十一
Gabriella: 7-eleven
Olivia: (slow) 七十一 (regular) 七十一
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 七十一
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: 7-Eleven has operated in Hong Kong since 1981 under the ownership of Dairy Farm. With most locations being in urbanized areas, approximately 40 percent are franchised stores.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 八達通冇錢嘅話可以去七十一增值。
Gabriella: If your Octopus card is out of credit, you can add credit at any 7-eleven.
Olivia: (slow) 八達通冇錢嘅話可以去七十一增值。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Olivia: 周生生
Gabriella: Chow Sang Sang
Olivia: (slow) 周生生 (regular) 周生生
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 周生生
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Chow Sang Sang is one of the major jewellery manufacturers and retailers in Hong Kong.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 而家周生生開到周街都係,仲多過便利店。
Gabriella: Chow Sang Sang has opened so many branch stores, you see them more often than convenience stores!
Olivia: (slow) 而家周生生開到周街都係,仲多過便利店。
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Olivia: 惠康
Gabriella: Wellcome supermarket
Olivia: (slow) 惠康 (regular) 惠康
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Olivia: 惠康
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The Wellcome supermarket chain is one of the two largest supermarket chains in Hong Kong.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Olivia: (normal) 屋企冇晒米呀?落惠康買啦。
Gabriella: We're out of rice? Go buy it at Wellcome supermarket.
Olivia: (slow) 屋企冇晒米呀?落惠康買啦。
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: 百老匯
[pause]Gabriella: Broadway
Olivia: 萬寧
[pause]Gabriella: Manning's
Olivia: 七十一
[pause]Gabriella: 7-eleven
Olivia: 周生生
[pause]Gabriella: Chow Sang Sang
Olivia: 惠康
[pause]Gabriella: Wellcome supermarket

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five popular chain stores 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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