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  1. Mormon wins fans with humorous take on Cantonese slang

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... love for the Cantonese language started when he lived in Hong Kong from 2004 for two years doing voluntary missionary work with his church. 'It slowly progressed over time and I was able ... 'She's originally from Hong Kong and her native language is Cantonese so we speak mostly Cantonese together,' he said. Now in his final year of a business degree in Canada, Vidal said he ...

  2. Should secondary schools teach Chinese using Putonghua rather than Cantonese?

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's culture. Cantonese is the most commonly used language in Hong Kong, and because of this, it should be the language used to teach Chinese. Using Putonghua would not offer great benefits ... Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College As the official language of China, Putonghua not only reflects our national identity, but is also an international language. As China- ...

  3. The rhetoric of officialdom adds new tone to Cantonese usage

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... are inseparable. Language is a social mirror that reflects what is happening in society. 'Mr Tung shows us a new trend, and it reflects the line between Cantonese and Putonghua is blurring. He may ... an impact on Cantonese usage by using Putonghua expressions. Linguists said the strong Putonghua flavour in government leaders' public speeches reflected a new trend in Cantonese expressions, ...

  4. Language switch

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Education and Manpower Bureau is considering switching from Cantonese to Putonghua for teaching Chinese at primary and secondary schools. Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. News - China Insider - LANGUAGE

    Number of Chinese speakers in US rises 360pc in 30 years

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 04:59pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... a language other than English at home. In its report, the Census Bureau defined Chinese as including the following group of languages and dialects: Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Kan (Gan), Hsiang ... Census Bureau report, “Language Use in the United States: 2011”, released on Tuesday shows that there were nearly 2.9 million people speaking Chinese in 2011 – up almost 360 per cent from 1980. ...

  6. street talk

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... It's better than Chinese because it's an international language and it will be useful if I study or work overseas. I want to study in English at university, too, because it's easier, but I'm comfortable with Cantonese as well. I don't like Putonghua because the pronunciation is difficult. Angel Lo, 15 Top tunes: Mainly pop My school teaches in English. I think ...

  7. Toned up, tuned in, turned off by coarse language

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... back 1,000 years to the Song Dynasty. He holds that there should be consistency between the sounds of Cantonese and those of Middle Chinese. 'Cantonese has developed; all languages change. ... (cow). Lazy Cantonese has little to do with grasp of the language, it is most common among those who attended local schools. Critics attribute it to faster speech, celebrities vying for audience ...

  8. Speak and span

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Hongkongers guilty of so-called Lazy Cantonese are heading back to the classroom to clean up their language act, writes Patsy Moy EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT, 10 adults spend an hour in a tiny ... the standard of spoken Cantonese is bad enough to warrant prompt remedies. Chu Siu-cheung, a senior lecturer at Baptist University's language centre, admits that the Lazy Cantonese trend continues ...

  9. Lazy lingo

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... 'Cantonese has 19 consonants and 53 vowels. Like Putonghua learners who learn the language through pinyin, we should approach Cantonese in the same way,' said Ms Fung. Get it right Some centres ... By Elaine Yau With a Chinese oral exam incorporated into the HKCEE this year, Form Five student Samuel Lau is worried that his habitual mispronunciation of some Cantonese words could put ...

  10. Cultural experience

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... One of the best ways for expatriates in Hong Kong to experience Chinese culture is through learning Cantonese. Being able to interact with local people in their language provides ... basic language suitable for use on business trips and learning typical Cantonese expressions. The course comprises 12, 90-minute classes twice a week. Cost is HK$2,280 for members and HK$2,520 ...




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