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The art of Hong Kongese by a Dummy

The art of Hong Kongese by a Dummy

By Dummy
This podcast series is designed for English speakers to learn Hong Kong Cantonese & Culture. Cantonese is certainly a monster to master. The podcast series is framed around learning Cantonese as a CSL with an English framework. Logo credit: Wan Yiu Chui
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Cantonese Sayings with numbers - Number 2
We will talk about Cantonese Sayings with the number 2 and 20 today. Do you know how to say "Traitor", "side character", "rich person but not contributing to society", "nonsense", "no longer young anymore" and "regardless of what"? We will find out! Enjoy!
18:44
September 6, 2021
Cantonese Sayings with numbers - Number 1
Cantonese sayings are very interesting. Let's look at some Cantonese Sayings relating to numbers, starting with the number 1 :D! Enjoy!
17:34
August 30, 2021
Getting a hair cut - Part 3 - specifics, hair texture, parts of the hair, and hair products
This episode I will talk about some more specifics about haircut, parts of the hair, hair texture, and hair products. I will possibly have an episode on some conversations about going to the salon.  Have fun! Show me your haircut ;) Music credit: www.bensound.com
29:00
July 26, 2021
Getting a hair cut - Part 2 - how to cut?
This episode I will talk about how to tell your barber how you like your hair to be cut. So you can head to the salon soon! Next week I will talk about some more complicated hairstyles, hair products, and hair textures etc. Have fun! Show me your haircut ;) Music credit: www.bensound.com
20:17
July 19, 2021
Special request: Getting a hair cut - Part 1 - general
Ding ding Ding! We have a special request! This episode I will talk about how to talk about what kind of haircut you are getting at the salon in general, in Cantonese of course! Next week I will talk about how you like it cut, different haircut styles. The following weeks I can talk about some more complicated hairstyles like cornrow etc, and hair products, hair textures. Have fun! Show me your haircut ;) Music credit: www.bensound.com
22:18
July 12, 2021
Bonus: Hypnosis - Your garden of Cantonese colours
Disclaimer: please do not listen to this episode while driving or operating machinery. Only listen when you can safely relax and in a comfortable position.  This episode is a guided hypnosis session for learning Cantonese colours while you are deeply relaxed or asleep.  You can repeatedly listen to this episode and the end of this episode will not wake you. Enjoy, sit back, lie down and relax and submerge yourself in the Cantonese garden full of colours.  *Dummy has a certificate in Hypnosis from Hong Kong, but the goal of this episode is to help you relax and learn Cantonese. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  Website: www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com  Music credit: www.bensound.com
26:09
June 28, 2021
Vocab - indoor activities
Continuing on the free time activities topic, we will go through some vocab on indoor activities in this episode. Enjoy! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/indoor-activities music credit: www.bensound.com
20:25
June 21, 2021
Vocab- outdoor activities
Continuing on last week's topic, we will go through some vocab on outdoor activities in this episode. Enjoy! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/outdoor-activities music credit: www.bensound.com
12:41
June 14, 2021
Talking about free time activities 得閒會做啲咩?
This episode we will go through how to tell people what you do in your free time. Enjoy! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/talking-about-free-time-activities Music credit: www.bensound.com
22:44
June 7, 2021
Linking words: 又...又... ALSO... ALSO... 越...越... THE MORE... THE MORE....
This episode we will be going through some practices of the linking words: 又...又... ALSO... ALSO... 越...越... THE MORE... THE MORE.... structures. Hope you will find this helpful. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/linking-words- Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:48
May 31, 2021
Vocab - Nature
This episode we will be going through some vocab on nature. You will learn words about general nature scenery, disasters, and some idioms.  Happy learning! :D Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/vocab-nature Music credit: https://www.FesliyanStudios.com Background Music
16:27
May 17, 2021
yes/ no questions (past tense) - Part 2 (咗/ 完)
Hi! We will be doing some practices on the structure of the 咗/ 完 Yes and no questions in past tense. For the next couple of months and you will also get to do some practice in this episode on the (have/ not have) questions. Part 3 will be published first week of next month. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/yes-no-question-past-tense-part-2 Music credit: www.bensound.com
18:37
May 10, 2021
SHORT STORY: WHO IS THAT LADY THAT COMES EVERY NIGHT? 晚晚都出現嘅女人係邊個?
In this episode, I will interpret one of the stories that I wrote.  Disclaimer: This story is set at an unknown location. This story is purely fictitious and if anyone runs into a similar situation, it is simply a coincidence. This story involves the paranormal and Chinese superstitions. If you don’t feel comfortable, please enjoy my other episode. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/who-is-that-lady-that-comes-every-night Music credit: https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/royalty-free-music
15:22
May 3, 2021
Vocab - Job 工作 / Occupation 職業
This episode you will find a list of vocab on jobs and occupation. Pretty long list but do email me if I missed anything, I will add it back.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/vocab-job-occupation Music credit: www.bensound.com
15:52
April 26, 2021
Colours in Cantonese - 顏色
This episode I will introduce some colours to you, basic colours, a mix of colours, more complicated colours and how to systematically approach colours in Cantonese.   Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/colours-in-cantonese  Music credit: www.bensound.com
13:48
April 12, 2021
yes/ no questions (past tense) - Part 1 (have/ not have questions)
Hi! We will be doing some practices on the different structures of the Yes and no questions in past tense  for the next couple of months and you will also get to do some practice in this episode on the (have/ not have) questions.  I was running longer than expected. Part 2 will be published first week of next month.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/yes-no-question-past-tense-part-1 Exercise practice: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/yes-no-q-a-past-tense Music credit: www.bensound.com
29:56
April 5, 2021
Cantonese Triple & Multiple Character emotion sounds
This episode, I am wrapping up the topic on emotion sounds. I will talk about Triple-character emotion sound: 㗎啦噃/ 㗎囉噃, 㗎啦喎, 㗎喇吓 and 㗎啦喂 Multiple-character emotion sound: 㗎啦吓嘩 and 㗎啦囉噃 We will move onto linking words on the 4th week of each month. Stay tuned! Be back on April 5th Monday! Written materials: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/triple-multiple-character-emotion-sound Music credit: www.bensound.com
22:15
March 22, 2021
Daily Casual Conversation in a taxi
Hi! Today I have prepared a made up conversation for you in a taxi. This episode is in conjunction of the last episode on basic info vocab: https://anchor.fm/dummy-rivers/episodes/Vocab-list---basic-personal-information-erknm3 Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/daily-conversation-in-a-taxi Music credit: https://www.royaltyfree-music.com/
44:35
March 15, 2021
Vocab list - basic personal information
This episode is on vocab about basic personal info, you will also hear some vocab on growth and development. This episode is paired with next week's conversation episode. Stay tuned and happy learning!  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/vocab-list-basic-personal-info Music credit: https://www.royaltyfree-music.com/
12:19
March 8, 2021
Asking for clarifications and repeats in Cantonese
In this episode, you will find out different ways to ask for clarifications, to express you don't understand or that you understand, to ask for repeats, and to request for people to speak up and slow down or quicken their speech. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/asking-for-clarifications-and-repeats-in-cantonese YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ Music credit: https://www.royaltyfree-music.com/
29:55
March 1, 2021
Double-character emotion sound Part 2
This episode is on double-character emotion sounds, 呀[a3]嘛[ma1/ma4], 嘅[ge3]喳[ja1], 嘅[ge3]啫[je1/jek1], 啦[la1]喂[wai3], 啦[la1]咩[me1] and 呢[ni1]可[ho2] as ending emotion sounds. We will move onto triple-character emotion sounds next month. :) Keep it up! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/double-character-emotion-sounds-part-2 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ Music credit: https://www.royaltyfree-music.com/
22:46
February 22, 2021
Vocab list - body & health
In this episode, a list of vocab will be provided on body & health. You will hear common casual Hong Kong Cantonese words and the formal Chinese words, as well you will find out what classifiers pair with these words. Enjoy! You can go back to listening to "Seeing a Dr"'s episode: https://anchor.fm/dummy-rivers/episodes/Seeing-the-Doctor-with-Cantonese-with-Covid-Screening-Questions-ej5l3l Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/vocab-list-body-health Music credit: www.bensound.com
15:35
February 15, 2021
Daily conversation Chinese New Year - Part 4
In this episode, 榴[lau4]槤[lin4] Durian and 威[wai1]哥[go1] Brother Way came to my home to visit me during the Chinese New Year, you will hear some activities we do for Chinese New Year, some names of the decorations and food. Hopefully you will find this episode helpful, if not able to say or use these terms covered in this episode, as least you can understand what people are saying when you do go visit during Chinese New Year!  Exercise can be found: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/exercise-daily-conversation-chinese-new-year   YouTube video: https://youtu.be/OsoYcW_3QTU Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/daily-conversation-chinese-new-year  Music credit: https://soundcloud.com/beepcode/no-copyright-music-cheerful-chinese-song-background-music-world-music-chinese-music
42:35
February 8, 2021
Chinese New Year Part 3 - Chinese New year sayings and folklore story behind the Chinese Zodiac
In this episode, I will recap a little on Chinese New Year mentioned in the last 2 episodes on Chinese New Year (published last year). Then I will introduce a couple of new Chinese New Year lucky sayings, as well then I will tell you the folklore story about how the Chinese Zodiac came about.  Next week, there will be a conversation on people visiting friends and family during Chinese New Year. Excited, stay tuned.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/chinese-new-year-part-3-chinese-new-year-sayings-and-folklore-story-behind-the-chinese-zodiac YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-eCrRWc4a8&list=LLVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ Music credit: https://soundcloud.com/beepcode/no-copyright-music-cheerful-chinese-song-background-music-world-music-chinese-music
21:57
February 1, 2021
Cantonese Double character Emotion sound - Part 1
This year we have leveled up and now we will begin to explore double-character emotion sounds. This episode will be on 㗎喇 (Dummy PY: Ga la), 喳嘛 (Dummy PY: Ja Ma), 囉噃 (Dummy PY: Lo Bor), 囉喎 (Dummy PY: Lo Wor) and 吓嘩(Dummy PY: Ha wah) as ending emotion sounds. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-emotion-sounds-part-5 YouTube channel: The Art of Hong Kongese by a Dummy - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ music credit: www.bensund.com
14:54
January 25, 2021
Daily Conversation: New Year, setting goals
In this episode, I have prepared a conversation on new year and setting goal. This episode is paired with the last episode's vocab also about new year and setting goals. In this conversation, Dummy’s old friend John who is a Cantonese learner bumped into Dummy in the new year 2021. You will hear John talk about his goals and you will hear Dummy give him encouraging words. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/daily-convo-new-year-setting-goals YouTube channel: The Art of Hong Kongese by a Dummy - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ music credit: www.bensound.com
35:38
January 18, 2021
Vocab - new year setting goals
This episode, I will share a couple of vocab with you about the new year and setting goals, perseverance and giving up, succeeding and failing, as well as two 4-character idioms and some slang terms. Hopefully you will find them helpful.  Exercise paired with this episode: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/exercise-vocab-new-year-goals Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/vocab-new-year-setting-goals Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHR39Ao4nDL8iB21vw1XlQ Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:33
January 11, 2021
Cantonese pronouns, possessives and unit classifiers
Welcome to 2021! To begin the year, we are going back to the Cantonese basics, the pronouns (I, you, he/she/it, we, they), the possessive forms (my, your, his/ her/its, our, their) as well as the unit classifiers.  Exercises is posted on my webpage under exercises.  In the upcoming year, I will be doing 4 episodes a month, first 4 weeks of the month. First week on random topics, second week on vocab and sentences, third week on story or conversations on what we have covered in week 2, final week will be on emotion sounds.  Remember to check out my Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/xmas-homework-vocab-on-kitchen-appliance-cooking-method-ingredients YouTube video  on pronouns: https://youtu.be/HizuWS9bDFU on Unit Classifiers Part 1: https://youtu.be/OcTTF6Gt9qQ on Unit Classifiers Part 2: https://youtu.be/Kk2rRbdCcaY Music credit: www.bensound.com
36:19
January 4, 2021
Cantonese Vocabs on kitchen appliances & cooking ingredients and methods - Xmas Homework
This episode is on vocabs on kitchen appliances/ tool and cooking ingredients/ methods. Hopefully you will be able to have some vocab to talk about food and cooking this holiday :) Happy learning! YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/UJio6cl_eHY Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/xmas-homework-vocab-on-kitchen-appliance-cooking-method-ingredients Music credit: Jingle bells by Scoot Holmes Music on https://freemusicarchive.org/
09:52
December 23, 2020
Emotion sounds in Daily Conversations Part 1
In this episode, there is a conversation between a Cantonese speaking management officer and a Cantonese speaking resident. The resident was complained by someone regarding her garbage situation at home. I will analyze the conversation as well explaining the emotion sounds in the conversation.  Happy Holidays & Happy new year! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/emotion-sounds-in-daily-conversations-part-1 Music credit: www.bensound.com
40:11
December 18, 2020
Cantonese emotion sounds/words - part 4
This episode is a continued episode about Cantonese single-character emotion sounds end sentences, what do they mean and how to use them. This week we will chat about the 嘅 (Dummy PY: Ge), 啩 (Dummy PY: Gua), 咩 (Dummy PY: Meh), 咋 (Dummy PY: Ja) and 啫 (Dummy PY: Je) sounds. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-emotion-sounds-part-4 music credit: www.bensund.com
16:06
December 11, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 10
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 345-347 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself" Music credit: www.bensound.com
16:29
December 9, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 9
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 342-344 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself" Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:19
December 8, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 8
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 339-341 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself" Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:15
December 7, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 7
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 336-338 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself" Music credit: www.bensound.com
18:00
December 6, 2020
Cantonese emotion sounds/words - part 3
This episode is a continued episode about Cantonese single-character emotion sounds end sentences, what do they mean and how to use them. This week we will chat about the 囉/ 咯/ 囖 (Dummy PY: Lo)/ 嚕 (Dummy PY: Loo)/ 噃 (Dummy PY: Ball)/ 喎/啝 (Dummy PY: Wo) sounds. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-emotion-sounds-part-3 music credit: www.bensund.com
16:22
December 5, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 6
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 333-335 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself" Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:08
December 4, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 5
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 330-332 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself"   Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:58
December 3, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 4
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 327-329 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself"   Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:58
December 2, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 3
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 323-326 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself"  Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:18
December 1, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 2
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 321-323 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself"  Music credit: www.bensound.com
20:00
November 30, 2020
Cantonese Vocabulary list - Part 1
This episode is a special request by one of the listeners. I will be reading the vocabulary lists from page 318-320 of "Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new Language with Teach Yourself"  Music credit: www.bensound.com
18:54
November 29, 2020
4 character idiom 知恩圖報 & its story
This episode is about the 4 character idiom 知恩圖報 (know your favours and attempt to repay them), the background story of how the 4 character idiom came about, how to use it, and what it means.  **Pay attention to how the emotion sounds are used in the story.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/4-character-idiom Story Adapted from: http://read01.com/aL7Rkd.html Music credit: Wuxia by PeriTune | http://peritune.com. Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
36:33
November 28, 2020
Cantonese emotion sounds/words - part 2
This episode is a continued episode about Cantonese single-character emotion sounds that begin sentences & end sentences, what do they mean and how to use them. This week we will chat about the 呀 吖 啊 (Dummy PY: Ah)/ 啦 喇 嘞 (Dummy PY: La)/ 哩 (Dummy PY: Le)/ 呢(Dummy PY: Ne) / 㗎 (Dummy PY: Ga) sounds.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-emotion-sounds-part-2 music credit: www.bensund.com
12:49
November 20, 2020
Cantonese emotion sounds/words 助語詞 - Part 1
This episode is about Cantonese emotion sounds that begin sentences, what do they mean and how to use them. Know them so you can express your emotions seamlessly with Cantonese! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-emotion-sounds-part-1 Music credit: www.bensound.com
11:05
November 13, 2020
Buying furniture in Hong Kong in Cantonese
This episode includes a conversation between a Cantonese learner and a furniture store keeper. Learn a couple of Furniture words and how you can inquire about deals and promotions. The whole conversation can be found at 18:56/ 18 min 56 sec of the podcast.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/buying-furniture-in-hong-kong-in-cantonese Music credit: www.bensound.com
29:31
November 7, 2020
Cantonese Tongue twisters
Learn a couple of tongue twisters today to enhance your Cantonese fluency and clarity, exercise those tongue muscles. Let's see if you get as tongue tied as I do. :) Written material:  http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cantonese-tongue-twisters Music credit: www.bensound.com
13:58
October 30, 2020
Basic past, present perfect, "Future past tense"
This episode explores the different usages and meanings of 咗 (Dummy PY: Jaw), 完 (Dummy PY: Yuen) and 晒 (Dummy PY: Sai), 過 (Dummy PY: Gwoh), how they are applied to form Basic past, present perfect, "Future past tense" sentences. Written material:  http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/past-present-perfect-future-past-tense Music credit: www.bensound.com
17:26
October 24, 2020
Cantonese basic present tense & present continuous tense
In this episode, I am going to talk about the grammatical structure of forming present tense sentences as well as present continuous tense. As well, some keywords you might here to indicate the present and routine. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/present-tense-present-continuous-tense Music credit: www.bensound.com
14:37
October 17, 2020
Why do Cantonese people speak English when you want to speak Cantonese?
In this episode, I am going to talk about some reasons why the Cantonese speaking person would suddenly switch to English when you are speaking Cantonese. Is it you, or is it them? What can you do? Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/why-do-cantonese-people-speak-english-when-you-want-to-speak-cantonese Music credit: www.bensound.com
28:35
October 9, 2020
Do you know enough Cantonese to travel in Hong Kong?
This episode, I will summarize a lot of what we have talked about. already, eg. greeting, thank you, sorry, excuse me, how to say you don't understand, getting info and ordering food, etc. Reality check, do you think you know these phrases to travel in Hong Kong? Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/do-you-know-enough-basic-cantonese-to-travel-in-hong-kong Music credit: www.bensound.com
29:20
October 3, 2020
Mid autumn festival 中秋節(Dummy PY: Chong Chow Jeet)
This episode, I will tell you a couple of stories about 中秋節(Dummy PY: Chong Chow Jeet) Mid Autumn Festival and its origins. I hope you enjoy this festival and get to spend some time with your family and friends! Music credit: www.bensound.com Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/mid-autumn-festival
20:25
September 26, 2020
Saying Yes in various ways in Cantonese
This episode, you will find various different ways of saying yes in Cantonese so you won't confuse the Cantonese speaker! Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/the-various-ways-of-saying-yes-in-cantonese Music credit: www.bensound.com
15:47
September 18, 2020
Thank you in Cantonese: 19 ways to say it & how to respond
In this episode, I will talk about 19 different ways of saying thank you in Cantonese, and how you can respond to the thank yous like a native. Enjoy :) Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/thank-you-in-cantonese-19-ways-how-to-respond Music credit: www.bensound.com
22:42
September 12, 2020
Seeing the Doctor with Cantonese *with Covid Screening Questions
In this episode, you will learn some commonly used Cantonese terms for going to see the doctor. You will find a made-up scenario of a senior going to the hospital. The patient will be screened for Covid at the triage. The patient then gets to see the doctor. Happy learning. :) Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/seeing-the-doctor-in-cantonese-covid-screening-questions Music credit: www.bensound.com
36:00
September 5, 2020
Ghost Festival盂蘭節 or 鬼節 in Hong Kong & ghost stories
In this episode, I will share some of the origins of the ghost festival盂蘭節or 鬼節. Will be talking about some rituals we do for this festival, and some haunted places in Hong Kong and a personal Hong Kong ghost story. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/ghost-festival-in-hong-kong-ghost-stories Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:19
August 28, 2020
How to ask questions - 5Ws & 1H
This episode focuses on how to ask the what, who, where, why, which and how questions in Cantonese. I hope you will find this useful and start truly conversing with other Cantonese learners and speakers. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/how-to-ask-questions Music credit: www.bensound.com
20:58
August 20, 2020
Buying groceries at the wet market in Hong Kong/ meat
Today I am chatting a little about buying groceries at the wet market in Hong Kong. You will learn about how we refer to the people who work there, names of the different cuts of meat and, some names of fish. Hope you enjoy it.  Written material: www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com Music credit: www.bensound.com
20:43
August 14, 2020
Cantonese auxiliary verbs (Need to/ Willing to/ Dare to)
This episode is on Cantonese auxiliary verbs (Need to/ Willing to/ Dare to), pretty straightforward lesson.  Vocab & sentences start at around 19:00. Exercises are also created: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/auxiliary-verbs-exercise-need-to-willing-to-dare-to Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/auxiliary-verbs-need-to-willing-to-dare-to Online Cantonese Conversation class is open for enrolment: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/services Music credit: www.bensound.com
29:01
July 31, 2020
Cantonese grammar - Linking words (If...then.../Because...so...)
In this episode, I am talking more on grammar, linking words (If...then.../Because...so...). I have also included some exercise on my webpage: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/exercise-linking-words-if-then-because-so Feel free to practice :) Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/grammar-linking-words-ifthen-because-so music credit: www.bensound.com
32:43
July 23, 2020
How to order Dim Sum 點心 at a Cantonese Dim Sum restaurant 茶樓 ?
In this episode, I will talk more on ordering dim sums, the traditional ways vs the modern ways. At the end, I will have a scenario of someone ordering at a dim sum restaurant. Enjoy :) Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:17
July 20, 2020
Cantonese grammar - Linking words (And & but)
In this episode I am talking about grammar, linking words (and & but). I am created some exercises on my webpage, feel free to visit and practice.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/linking-words-and-but Exercise: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/exercise-linking-words-and-but Music credit: www.bensound.com
31:37
July 16, 2020
Skill based: Harnessing your brain power to learn Cantonese
In this episode, I am going to talk about some learning techniques from "Learning how to learn: powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects" by Dr. Barbara Oakley & Dr. Terry Sejnowski provided by McMaster University and the University of California San Diego. These techniques are not exclusive to learning Cantonese but it might be very helpful in your journey of language learning. Hope you will find some golden nuggets in this episode.  Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/skill-based-harnessing-your-brain-power-to-learn-cantonese Music credit: www.bensound.com
23:21
July 10, 2020
Special request - How to order food from a Cantonese Restaurant - 茶餐廳(Cha Chan Tang) Tea Cafe?
In this episode, I will be talking about how to order food from a more casual Cantonese restaurant - 茶餐廳 Tea cafe. I will be talking about some dishes and their names. Enjoy! **Vocab starts at 25:00 Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/how-to-order-food-from-a-cantonese-restaurant-cha-chan-tang-tea-cafe Music credit: www.bensound.com
31:13
June 30, 2020
Dragon Boat Festival端午節 -What do we do and why?
This is a short episode on Dragon Boat Festival. I will talk a little about what kinds of things we do surrounding Dragon Boat Festival, and the story behind the origin of Dragon Boat Festival. Thank you and enjoy!
10:42
June 21, 2020
Introducing yourself in Hong Kong Cantonese Part 1
This episode I will be talking about how to introduce yourself in Hong Kong Cantonese. I will be focusing on 3 questions - what is your name? Where are you from? What languages do you speak? I will also be speaking about a quite controversial topic in Hong Kong, which has been talked about for years, that is whether Cantonese is a language.
23:25
June 16, 2020
Happy Father’s Day! 父親節快樂
In this episode, I will be sharing some stories about fathers. At the end I will let you know a couple of sweet things you can say to your dad in Hong Kong Cantonese. Enjoy :)
18:11
June 9, 2020
What is happening in Hong Kong? National Security Bill 國安法? Popular places for Hong Kongers to move.
In this episode I will be sharing the news of what’s happening in Hong Kong. - The National Security Bill 國安法. I will also be talking about the places where Hong Kongers might want to move to or visit. Thank you for supporting Hong Kong and our people.
15:25
May 27, 2020
Seasons and weather 季節同天氣
I will be talking about seasons and weather. Included 2 poems for you to enjoy! YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/oz6sL5TYlik Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/seasons-and-weather Music credit: www.bensound.com
18:54
May 21, 2020
Tips for pronunciation & Cantonese romanization systems - mailbox answered
In this episode I am responding to a question I got from a listener on Cantonese pronunciations. I will be talking a bit about the different Cantonese romanization systems as well as some suggestions when pronouncing words. For written materials: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/tips-for-pronunciation-romanization-systems
25:56
May 12, 2020
What to say to your mother in Cantonese for Mother's Day?
This episode will be on some things you can say to your mother in Cantonese for Mother's day. Also introducing the concept of filial piety 孝順. Wishing all mothers here happy mother's day. 祝所有既媽媽母親節快樂!
11:56
May 9, 2020
Movies for Hong Kong Cantonese Learning
This episode I have invited my student Hobert to chat together about some tips and technique with learning Cantonese with Movies, some movies recommendations, and more. Written material for this episode: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/hong-kongese-movies
22:12
May 7, 2020
All about the dates- Year, Month, Day
In this episode, I will introduce the 3 units of year month and day to you, so you can start to read dates! Don’t miss any appointments because you don’t know them!
10:16
April 28, 2020
Speaking with your Ears - Excel in your listening and speaking
This episode is more on the technical side. We look into why even though u listen to “accurate” Cantonese and still can’t get the tones right. Here is why.
10:10
April 27, 2020
How to call your immediate family members in Hong Kong Cantonese -Kinship
In this episode, I will talk about how you called your immediate family members. Watch out for when people are cursing at you with your own family members.
10:32
April 21, 2020
Establishing good habits - 建立好習慣
Today I will be talking about 3 good habits that we have that I believe can reflect well on our culture. What are the good habits specific to your culture? Let me know :)
15:59
April 8, 2020
Emotions 情緒 - mood 心情
This episode is on emotions. I will explain a little on Chinese sense of emotions and desires, then move onto smaller emotions and a story :) hope everyone is safe and healthy at this time. Written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/emotions music credit: www.bensound.com
12:48
March 31, 2020
Global stockpiling hacks- HongKongese Grocery list
This episode I will talk about some of my own personal tips in stockpiling, learn Cantonese vocab for groceries. Stay safe and stay healthy!
14:26
March 12, 2020
Time will tell? - what time is it?
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend” - Theophrastus. In this episode I will focus on talking about how to use the numbers you have learn to tell time. What is the secret to Cantonese time telling? Written materials: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/time-will-tell
15:33
February 26, 2020
Simple rules for counting in Hong Kongese numbers
Numbers are important, from telling others your age, how much in prices, to getting someone’s numbers. Cantonese numbers are even more straightforward than English! Learn these rules of Cantonese numbers, and start calculating faster!
10:10
February 19, 2020
Learn Cantonese numbers 1-10 with Hypnosis I Fall Asleep quickly
This is a special episode for you to fall asleep while learning number 1-10 in Cantonese. ONLY listen when you are safely relaxed, and not while driving or operating machinery. Visual Material: https://youtu.be/n8s1xkgb4eI Written Material:  http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/restored-post
12:22
February 15, 2020
Hong Kongese Valentines Day
This episode, we will explore Valentines days in Hong Kong, things you would give to your partner, and how to confess your love. Enjoy!
12:55
February 8, 2020
Hong Kongese Happy Birthday Part 1
In this episode, I will be exploring Hong Kongese birthdays. Some cultural stuff regarding birthdays, what to say to wish people happy birthday. :) Enjoy! For YouTube visual materials, visit « The Art of Hong Kongese by a Dummy »
09:22
February 5, 2020
Hong Kongese Greetings Part 2
In this episode, you will learn more about conversational greetings, different ways of saying “how are you”, how to respond to how are you, the degrees of wellness. Enjoy! For written materials: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/hong-kongese2
07:23
January 30, 2020
Coronavirus, Wuhan Pneumonia, SARI- information and how to prevent it?
In this episode, we will be exploring coronavirus 冠狀病毒, Wuhan Pneumonia 武漢肺炎, What Hong Kong government has done so far, what you can do to prevent it, and some random Mandarin when you are in contact with a Chinese person who might’ve travelled to China and been infected. Wishing you all 身體健康good health! For written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/coronavirus-amp
15:01
January 25, 2020
Chinese New Year In Hong Kong Part. 2
This episode, I will talk about some important dates in the Chinese New Year, some lucky sayings, and some foods to eat during Chinese New Year. Enjoy! For written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/chinese-new3
09:19
January 23, 2020
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong Part 1
In this episode, we will look into some Chinese New Year Traditions in Hong Kong. You will hear about why red is the go to colour during CNY, where to do firecrackers, and some traditions during CNY. Enjoy! For written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/cny-part-1
08:18
January 22, 2020
Hong Kongese Greetings
In this podcast you will learn about common greetings used by Hong Kongers in daily life. For written material: http://www.theartofhongkongesebyadummy.com/hong-kongese-greetings-1
05:58
January 21, 2020