Learning Cantonese? We're almost finished our Critical Verb series and are onto more dialogue-based lessons. And we've covered a lot of ground, which means our listening test for today is actually pretty difficult. If you've just started to learn Cantonese and stumbled across us, we encourage you to go back and start with our first Critical Phrases lesson. You'll be up to this level in no time.

For those of you who've been here here a while, join us for a test that starts by reviewing the three glottal stops you'll need to know how to pronounce. And then we have a range of questions covering everything from grammar patterns everything we've taught to date. We hope you find it challenging, and also useful as a way to reinforce the materials we've already learned. As always, questions are welcome on our site, or via email at service@popupcantonese.com.
 said on
March 10, 2011
Good test! The tongue twister one was hard! :)

美宝
 said on
March 10, 2011
@woaibento

Hi 美宝

Yeah, but it's hard. But I enjoy tongue twisters a lot. Try this one:

掘金掘龜掘鸡骨(gwat6 gam1 gwat6 gwai1 gwat6 gai1 gwat1)

 said on
March 11, 2011
Hi Nicole!

Hahahah that one is even hard! I like this one:

一蚊一斤龜,七蚊一斤雞。你話雞貴過龜,定係龜貴過雞﹖咁究竟雞貴定龜貴﹖

(jat1 man1 jat1 gan1 gwai1, cat1 man1 jat1 gan1 gai1. nei5 waa6 gai1 gwai3 gwo3 gwai1, ding6 hai6 gwai1 gwai3 gwo3 gai1? gam2 gau3 ging2 gai1 gwai3 ding6 gwai1 gwai3?).

美宝
 said on
March 11, 2011
@woaibento

Hi 美宝,

Wow. You just reminded me of my childhood. I remember saying that one with my friends at school and no one ever got through it. I always failed at the 龜貴過雞 part :( even now :)
 said on
March 12, 2011
Hahahah, same here!

I found some more tongue twisters at this site:

http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/zh-yue.htm

I like number 7 on there... And had to find the advertisement to help me out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSu75BcWLp0

 said on
March 14, 2011
@woaibento

Me, too!! Can't stop saying it now...

雙層牛肉巨無霸,

醬汁洋蔥夾青瓜,

芝士生菜加芝麻,

人人食過笑哈哈。