This is my 2nd teaching video, special thanks to Khan Academy.
新年快樂(san1 nin2 faai1 lok6) ，happy new year!
Many people may know日(yat6 is day), 月(yuet6)
is month ,星期(sing1 gei1) is week and 年(nin2) is year.
But do you know that 日(yat6) also means Sun,
月(yuet6) means moon
星(sing1) means star?
And can you guess what is the other meaning of 年(nin2)?
Do you know what does 騎牛搵馬(ke4 ngau4 wan2 maa5) mean？
騎(kei4)is to ride, sit astride on,
牛(ngau4) is cow or ox.
搵(wan2) is find,
Then, do you know how to look for a horse while riding an ox?
In Cantonese, 釣 (diu3) means fish (v),
金 (gam1) is gold,
and 龜 (gwai1) is turtle or tortoise.
Literally, 釣金龜 (diu3 gam1 gwai1) means fish for gold turtle, however, there is another meaning in Cantonese, Can you guess what that is? (Tips :many girls dream about it.)
搵 (wan3) is find/ search,
食 (sik6) is eat.
So, 搵食(wan3 sik6) means finding something to eat. However, there is another meaning in Cantonese, what is that?
Since 擦 caat3 means polish
鞋haai4 is shoe,
擦鞋caat3haai4 means polish the shoes.
However, there is another meaning behind擦鞋caat3haai4 in Cantonese, can you guess what that is.
If 打(daa2)is Hit,
麻雀 (maa4 zoek2) is Sparrow
Then, Do you know how to 打麻雀(daa2 maa4 zoek2)?
Last Week, Canton Monkey stayed in森林 (Sam1 lam4),
as木 (muk6) is wood
can you guess what is森林?
Canton168 - 廣東一路發
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Photos by Kelly Lai