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Cantonese Survival phrases lesson 40. Post office part 2. Today, we are going to work on getting your package one step closer to its intended destination. In the previous lesson, we discussed the phrase, I would like to send this letter to Italy which was 我要寄呢封信去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 fung1 seon1 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6). I would like to send this letter to Italy.我要寄呢封信去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 fung1 seon1 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6). Now let’s try sending a package instead 我要寄呢個包裹去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6). I would like to send this package to Italy. 我要寄呢個包裹去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6) The word for package is 包裹(baau1 gwo2) package 包裹(baau1 gwo2) package. 我要寄呢個包裹去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6). I like to send this package to Italy. As we learned in our last lesson, we can change our destination really easily. Let’s practice it with America 美國(mei5 gwok3) America 美國(mei5 gwok3) I would like to send this package to America. 我要寄呢個包裹去美國(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 mei5 gwok3) I would like to send this package to America. 我要寄呢個包裹去美國(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 mei5 gwok3) How about Britain 英國(jing1 gwok3) Britain 英國(jing1 gwok3). I would like to send this package to Britain. 我要寄呢個包裹去英國(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 jing1 gwok3). I like to send this package to Britain. 我要寄呢個包裹去英國(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 jing1 gwok3). When sending a package though, you would probably have to explain what’s in the package. They may even ask you what’s in the package. In Cantonese, this is 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) What’s in the package? 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) Let’s break it down by syllable. 包 裹 入 面 有 乜 嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) Now let’s hear it one more time. 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) We already know the first word 包裹(baau1 gwo2), it means package. Next we have 入面(jap6 min6) inside 入面(jap6 min6) inside. Finally we have 有乜嘢?(jau5 mat1 je5) which in Cantonese is, to have what 有乜嘢?(jau5 mat1 je5). Let’s hear it one more time 有乜嘢?(jau5 mat1 je5). So we have 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) This means package inside have what 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5) Since you’ve just come from a hotel, we all know what you’ve got inside, towels 毛巾(mou4 gan1) shampoo, 洗頭水(sai2 tau4 seoi2) soap 番梘(faan1 gaan2) and all that. Please remember that as in many other places, there are some rules for things you can or cannot send but most of the time, you will be safe for sending this stuff.
Now let’s go to our regular quiz and see how much you can remember. I would like to send this package to Italy. 我要寄呢個包裹去意大利(ngo5 jiu3 gei3 ni1 go3 baau1 gwo2 heoi3 ji3 daai6 lei6). what’s in the package 包裹入面有乜嘢?(baau1 gwo2 jap6 min6 jau5 mat1 je5). All right that’s about does it for today. Remember to stop by cantoneseclass101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF and if you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Bye bye.

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