My attorney resembled nothing so much as a madman, half-crazed under the Hong Kong sun, and gesticulating wildly as he tried to convince the cab driver to take us to the best hotel on the island, or - failing that - any hotel at all. The exact cause of his distress was lost on his skeptical subject, although any English speaker within earshot would have grokked his meaning almost instantly, if only from the stressed repetition of the single word "washroom"....
Learning Cantonese? Join us for this podcast and in the next eight minutes we'll teach you some must-have vocabulary for your next trip to Hong Kong, including the following high-frequency words: hotels (and cheap ones at that), restaurants and the ever-essential washroom. Some of our sample sentences in this lesson are also pretty tricky, so if you have trouble following along take a deep breath and make sure you've started from the beginning
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