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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Cantonese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 16 - Going on a Trip.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Siuling: And I'm Siuling.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Cantonese about being at the airport and waiting for a flight. 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1) waits at the airport for her flight, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Siuling: 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
Eric: Meaning "Waiting to board the plane~" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
(clicking sound)
威仔: 手信!! (sau2 seon3!!)
小儀: 玩開心D!! (waan2 hoi1 sam1 di1!!)
Maggie: 記得幫我買Mask! (gei3 dak1 bong1 ngo5 maai5 Mask!)
Lisa姐: 祝旅行愉快! (zuk1 leoi5 hang4 jyu6 faai3!)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
Eric: "Waiting to board the plane~"
(clicking sound)
威仔: 手信!! (sau2 seon3!!)
Eric: "Souvenir please!!"
小儀: 玩開心D!! (waan2 hoi1 sam1 di1!!)
Eric: "Have fun!"
Maggie: 記得幫我買Mask! (gei3 dak1 bong1 ngo5 maai5 Mask!)
Eric: "Remember to buy masks for me!"
Lisa姐: 祝旅行愉快! (zuk1 leoi5 hang4 jyu6 faai3!)
Eric: "Have a pleasant trip!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1)'s post.
Siuling: 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
Eric: "Waiting to board the plane~"
Siuling: (SLOW) 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~) (Regular) 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression literally meaning "wait for plane boarding."
Siuling: 等上機 (dang2 soeng5 gei1)
Eric: Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world's busiest airports. It covers an area of 1,255 hectares and handles over 60 million passengers every year. Listen again- "wait for plane boarding" is...
Siuling: (SLOW) 等上機 (dang2 soeng5 gei1) (REGULAR) 等上機 (dang2 soeng5 gei1)
Eric: Then comes an indication of present progressive tense.
Siuling: ing (ING)
Eric: The use of "ing" indicates that the action is going on now. Instead of following the verb, here "ing" follows the whole phrase…
Siuilng: 等上機. (dang2 soeng5 gei1)
Eric: Which literally means "wait to board plane." It's a common way on social media to announce what one is doing at that moment. Listen again.The indication of present progressive tense is...
Siuling: (SLOW) ing (ING) (REGULAR) ing (ING)
Eric: All together, "Waiting to board the plane~"
Siuling: 等上機ing~ (dang2 soeng5 gei1 ING~)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her college friend, 威仔 (wai1 zai2), uses an expression meaning "Souvenir please!!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 手信!! (sau2 seon3!!) (REGULAR) 手信!! (sau2 seon3!!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 手信!! (sau2 seon3!!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are expecting a souvenir from someone.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, 小儀 (siu2 ji4), uses an expression meaning "Have fun!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 玩開心D!! (waan2 hoi1 sam1 di1!!) (REGULAR) 玩開心D!! (waan2 hoi1 sam1 di1!!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 玩開心D!! (waan2 hoi1 sam1 di1!!)
Eric: Use this expression to give good wishes to a departing traveler.
Eric: Her high school friend, Maggie (MAGGIE), uses an expression meaning "Remember to buy masks for me!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 記得幫我買Mask! (gei3 dak1 bong1 ngo5 maai5 Mask!) (REGULAR) 記得幫我買Mask! (gei3 dak1 bong1 ngo5 maai5 Mask!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 記得幫我買Mask! (gei3 dak1 bong1 ngo5 maai5 Mask!)
Eric: Use this expression to remind someone to do a favor for you.
Eric: Her neighbor, Lisa姐 (LISA ze2), uses an expression meaning "Have a pleasant trip!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 祝旅行愉快! (zuk1 leoi5 hang4 jyu6 faai3!) (REGULAR) 祝旅行愉快! (zuk1 leoi5 hang4 jyu6 faai3!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 祝旅行愉快! (zuk1 leoi5 hang4 jyu6 faai3!)
Eric: Use this expression to give good wishes to a departing traveler.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being at the airport, waiting for a flight, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Siuling: 拜拜 (baai1 baai3)

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