In Guangzhou, Big Ha is known as a legendary figure.
He has excellent Mandarin writing and listening skills.
(Jay Chou’s lyrics) You'd better hope
that you might be as hardworking as I am.
However, upon meeting a foreigner like this in Guangzhou.
(Cantonese tongue-twister) My aunt went to IKEA
to buy IKEA furniture.
Madonna asked McDonald to go to McDonald Road
for McDonald's to eat oatmeal mixed with Angelica sinensis.
哎呀 有什么难的 很简单
That doesn't sound difficult at all.
Go to McDonald's
Go to McDonald's
to eat oatmeal.
Does the Little Ma Big Ha program want me out?
Why did you ask him to come here today?
You overthink things!
Didn’t you say you want to learn Cantonese this year?
This is the Cantonese teacher
I wanted to introduce you to, Vasily.
嘿嘿 唔好意思 无吓亲你吧
I hope I didn’t scare you off just now.
I am quite good at pinyin.
I know there are four tones in Mandarin.
Can I use these tones to learn Cantonese?
Honestly, Cantonese is a lot more complicated than Mandarin.
Cantonese has nine tones.
Let me teach you.
Xi1, xi2, xi3, xi4, xi5, xi6, xig1, ség3, xig6.
Mastering these nine tones is not the most difficult part.
The most difficult part is actually
learning the different pronunciations for particular characters.
the Cantonese word “名字,” meaning noun in English.
The pronunciation of 名 in written Cantonese is “ming4,”
however, sometimes it is pronounced as “méng2" in spoken Cantonese.
“Med1 méng2” means, "What’s your name?"
We read it as “méng2” in the Cantonese word “乜名.”
The Cantonese word “正” has different pronunciations
in written and spoken Cantonese too.
“正” is pronounced “jing3” in the word “正式”
in written Cantonese.
But “正”is pronounced “zéng3” in the word “好正”
in spoken Cantonese.
What are you talking about?
I have no idea what you just said.
As the tones are so difficult,
how do you usually go about practising them?
First of all,I would like to recommend a textbook for you.
It is called “25 Lectures of Cantonese.”
This textbook can help you learn Cantonese systematically,
and teach you the most authentic of Cantonese phrases.
I persist in reading every morning.
Today, only my body remains.
I often chat with the locals.
Little Ma,you have a lot of humidity in your body,
so you need to drink some herbal tea.
Is that any of your business？
By the way，
Cantonese is so challenging to learn，
so why do you still insist on learning Cantonese？
You know, Guangzhou is so close to Hong Kong and Macao.
Also, as the Outline Development Plan
for the Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Greater Bay Area
has been released,
learning Cantonese may help me
discover more employment opportunities.
That makes sense！
There will be more exchanges and cooperation
between cities in the future.
I also need to learn Cantonese as soon as possible.
Source: GDTV WORLD