Learn Cantonese
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Learn Cantonese

#3: What other languages do you speak or want to speak?

This series is part of the 30 Day Record Yourself Challenge where I will record myself speaking my target language (Cantonese) for 1 minute a day.

There is a big problem. Due to me being a beginner still, the best I can do is to write in Mandarin and translate the sentences to Cantonese. However, this does mean that the sentence structure and grammar is correct.

第三天:我知道的语言

我从小在新加坡念书,懂英文和华文。十三岁时,我报名了日语的课程,不过没有拿到排位。后来,因为需要去日本文化交流的关系,所以也学了几句。

两年前到瑞典留学时,也报名了瑞典语的课程。今天也只不过能叫一杯咖啡罢了。现在呢,我想认真的学广东语。

And here’s the yale romanisation with the tone numbers:

New vocabulary learnt

从 chung4
念 nim6
懂 dung2
英 ying1 文man
华 wa4 文man4
时 si4
报 bou3 名ming4/meng2/meng4
了 liu5 → should be used as zhor for speaking
课 fo3 程ching4
排 paai4/paai2 位wai6/wai2
后 hau6 来loi4
需 seui1 要yiu3
文 man4 化fa3 交gaau1 流lau4
关 gwaan1 系hai6
也 ya5
几 gei1/gei2 句geui
年nin4前chin4
瑞seui6典din2
留lau4学hok6
今gam1天tin1 → should be used as gam yat 今日 for speaking
能nang4
认ying6真jan1

Here are also some sites I have used:

  1. https://hongkongvision.com/tool/cc_py_conv_en
  2. https://www.chineseconverter.com/cantonesetools/en/cantonese-text-to-sound

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