Learning Cantonese? Let your other textbooks teach you office pleasantries. At Popup Cantonese we're all about the watercooler gossip: who is sleeping with whom, who was spotted drunk at Lan Kwai Fong last night, and the perfect angle of descent for really sticking it to the worst of your office chums. Or maybe you landed that job at HSBC and your office environment is amazingly good. In which case you can skip this lesson no harm done.

On a separate note, since it's been a while since our last lesson we wanted to share meta-news about the reason why. For those of you who haven't noticed, we've just upgraded the whole backend behind our platform for learning mandarin and are preparing to upgrade this site in a few weeks. This all takes a bit of work, so if you have any suggestions on things you would love or hate to see here as we move forward, please get them in to us at suggestions@popupcantonese.com. We'd love to hear from you.
 said on
May 12, 2011
Bonus complimentary words as opposed to the mean gossip phrases in the dialogue:

眼大,嘴細,腰細,腳長

ngaan5 daai6, zeoi2 sai3, jiu1 sai3, geok3 ceung4

eyes are big; mouth is small; waist is thin; legs are long
 said on
May 12, 2011
Hahaha. Never crossed my mind that "mouth is small" is a compliment!
 said on
May 13, 2011
@first.last824

There's a compliment in Chinese called 櫻桃小嘴(jing1 tou4 siu2 zeoi2), or "mouth as small as a cherry" :)
 said on
May 31, 2011
This is a great lesson! One little bit of errata: it looks like the audio for 條 and 起碼 are broken in the vocabulary section.
 said on
June 1, 2011
@John B

Thanks for the feedback. Fixed now! 搞掂晒啦(gau2 dim6 saai3 laa3, all taken care of).
 said on
November 27, 2011
This site is good one


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