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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Cantonese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing 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 visiting a landmark. 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1) visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Siuling: 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: Meaning - "It's really really beautiful here, I want to live here." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
(clicking sound)
威仔: 發夢冇咁早。 (faat3 mung6 mou5 gam3 zou2.)
小儀: 影多D相俾我哋睇! (jing2 do1 di1 soeng2 bei2 ngo5 dei6 tai2!)
Lisa姐: 景色怡人,好似人間天堂。 (ging2 sik1 ji4 jan4, hou2 ci5 jan4 gaan1 tin1 tong4.)
Maggie: 中咗六合彩咪可以搬過去囉! (zung1 zo2 luk6 hap6 coi2 mai6 ho2 ji3 bun1 gwo3 heoi3 lo1!)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: "It's really really beautiful here, I want to live here."
(clicking sound)
威仔: 發夢冇咁早。 (faat3 mung6 mou5 gam3 zou2.)
Eric: "It's too early to be dreaming."
小儀: 影多D相俾我哋睇! (jing2 do1 di1 soeng2 bei2 ngo5 dei6 tai2!)
Eric: "Take more pictures and show us!"
Lisa姐: 景色怡人,好似人間天堂。 (ging2 sik1 ji4 jan4, hou2 ci5 jan4 gaan1 tin1 tong4.)
Eric: "Nice scenery. It's like heaven on earth."
Maggie: 中咗六合彩咪可以搬過去囉! (zung1 zo2 luk6 hap6 coi2 mai6 ho2 ji3 bun1 gwo3 heoi3 lo1!)
Eric: "You can move there if you win the lottery!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1)'s post.
Siuling: 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: "It's really really beautiful here, I want to live here."
Siuling: (SLOW) 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.) (Regular) 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "It's really really beautiful here."
Siuling: 呢度真係好靚好靚, (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, )
Eric: The sentence ends with the duplicates of
Siuling: 好靚 (hou2 leng3)
Eric: It creates emphasis. Listen again- "It's really really beautiful here, " is...
Siuling: (SLOW) 呢度真係好靚好靚, (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, ) (REGULAR) 呢度真係好靚好靚, (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3,)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "I want to live here."
Siuling: 好想喺度住。 (hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: There have been several mass migration waves in Hong Kong since World War II, most of them triggered by concerns about the political environment and economic outlook. Listen again. "I want to live here." is...
Siuling: (SLOW) 好想喺度住。 (hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.) (REGULAR) 好想喺度住。 (hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
Eric: All together, "It's really really beautiful here, I want to live here."
Siuling: 呢度真係好靚好靚,好想喺度住。 (ni1 dou6 zan1 hai6 hou2 leng3 hou2 leng3, hou2 soeng2 hai2 dou6 zyu6.)
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 "It's too early to be dreaming."
Siuling: (SLOW) 發夢冇咁早。 (faat3 mung6 mou5 gam3 zou2.) (REGULAR) 發夢冇咁早。 (faat3 mung6 mou5 gam3 zou2.)
[Pause]
Siuling: 發夢冇咁早。 (faat3 mung6 mou5 gam3 zou2.)
Eric: Use this expression to comment on something which is impossible to achieve.
Eric: Her husband's high school friend, 小儀 (siu2 ji4), uses an expression meaning "Take more pictures and show us!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 影多D相俾我哋睇! (jing2 do1 di1 soeng2 bei2 ngo5 dei6 tai2!) (REGULAR) 影多D相俾我哋睇! (jing2 do1 di1 soeng2 bei2 ngo5 dei6 tai2!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 影多D相俾我哋睇! (jing2 do1 di1 soeng2 bei2 ngo5 dei6 tai2!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: Her neighbor, Lisa姐 (LISA ze2), uses an expression meaning "Nice scenery. It's like heaven on earth."
Siuling: (SLOW) 景色怡人,好似人間天堂。 (ging2 sik1 ji4 jan4, hou2 ci5 jan4 gaan1 tin1 tong4.) (REGULAR) 景色怡人,好似人間天堂。 (ging2 sik1 ji4 jan4, hou2 ci5 jan4 gaan1 tin1 tong4.)
[Pause]
Siuling: 景色怡人,好似人間天堂。 (ging2 sik1 ji4 jan4, hou2 ci5 jan4 gaan1 tin1 tong4.)
Eric: Use this expression to show you approve of something.
Eric: Her high school friend, Maggie (MAGGIE), uses an expression meaning "You can move there if you win the lottery!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 中咗六合彩咪可以搬過去囉! (zung1 zo2 luk6 hap6 coi2 mai6 ho2 ji3 bun1 gwo3 heoi3 lo1!) (REGULAR) 中咗六合彩咪可以搬過去囉! (zung1 zo2 luk6 hap6 coi2 mai6 ho2 ji3 bun1 gwo3 heoi3 lo1!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 中咗六合彩咪可以搬過去囉! (zung1 zo2 luk6 hap6 coi2 mai6 ho2 ji3 bun1 gwo3 heoi3 lo1!)
Eric: Use this expression to comment on something which is impossible to achieve.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, 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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If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark which phrase would you use?

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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is 影多D相俾我哋睇!


robert