Cantonese 101 Jul 28, 2018 17:56:44 GMT
Post by siuyiu on Jul 28, 2018 17:56:44 GMT
no worries--i'd've been astounded if you could've followed the pure-canto videos!
Thanks a lot for all these posts, but really, it's too difficult for me !!
While looking at one of your videos form this guy Tomy, I found this one in Mandarin, and I'm very proud of me, becaue I almlost understood all what she saw saying when comparing the Cantones words to the Mandarin ones !! And I even recognized some Cantonese sentences I'm used to hear when watching old Cantonese movies !
since you have a grasp of mandarin, i'm not surprised you were able to follow this video! i'm glad you recognized some of the canto sentences from having watched old canto movies! just take note that the person who created this video speaks HK-style canto and has some of the lazy sounds common in that area. she's better than most, but it's unavoidable that she's picked up some of the bad habits prevalent in the population.
if i manage to find any english-based canto lessons that are decent, i'll share! there are plenty of people who are not native to guangdong who have lived in HK most of their lives, so as a result, they know how to speak canto. however, most of them speak it with their native accent. and i've heard too many of these trying to pass off expertise in canto--to the point of teaching people how to speak it and reading tang poems to inform on the differences between canto and mandarin. i can only roll my eyes and try and find a better source.