From left: Jennifer Kong, 23; Andy Chiu, 28; Ivan Lam, 24; and Tiffany Wan, 22, work in the hotel industry. Their favourite new Cantonese phrase is ''kam chi pok kay liu''. Photos: Jonathan Wong

What the devil are you saying?

The locals go to great lengths to dissuade Westerners from learning Cantonese, but Cecilie Gamst Berg refuses to fall for the old "it's too difficult for you" ruse

From left: Jennifer Kong, 23; Andy Chiu, 28; Ivan Lam, 24; and Tiffany Wan, 22, work in the hotel industry. Their favourite new Cantonese phrase is ''kam chi pok kay liu''. Photos: Jonathan Wong
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