Learn Cantonese from Stories (2): 關瓦斯 Turning off the Gas


I believe in learning a new language through short but interesting stories, such as the following joke - Turning off the Gas.

This is a simple joke that requires no additional explanation, however there are some necessary vocabularies you might need when reading it.

夫妻 [fu1 chai1] = 兩公婆 [leung5 gung1 po2] = married couple
丈夫 [jeung6 fu1] = 老公 [lou5 gung1] = husband
妻子 [chai1 ji2] = 老婆 [lou5 po4] = wife
瓦斯 [nga5 si1] = gas
火災 [fo2 joi1] = fire accident
洗手台 [sai2 sau2 toi4] = water faucet

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一對夫妻出去吃飯,妻子突然大叫:「啊!我忘了關瓦斯,可能會發生火災!」
A married couple went out for dinner. Suddenly, the wife shouted: “Oh! I forgot to turn off the gas. There could be a fire!”
一[yat1]對[deui3]夫[fu1]妻[chai1]出[cheut1]去[heui3]吃[hek3]飯[faan6],
妻[chai1]子[ji2]突[dat6]然[yin4]大[daai6]叫[giu3]:
「啊[a1]!我[ngo5]忘[mong4]了[liu5]關[gwaan1]瓦[nga5]斯[si1],
可[ho2]能[nang4]會[wui5]發[faat3]生[sang1]火[fo2]災[joi1]!」

丈夫卻安慰她說:「沒關係,反正我也忘了關洗手台的水。」
To comfort her, the husband said: “It’s okay. Anyway, I also forgot to turn off the water faucet.”
丈[jeung6]夫[fu1]卻[keuk3]安[on1]慰[wai3]她[ta1]說[syut3]:
「沒[mut6]關[gwaan1]係[hai6],
反[faan2]正[jing3]我[ngo5]也[ya5]忘[mong4]了[liu5]關[gwaan1]
洗[sai2]手[sau2]台[toi4]的[dik1]水[seui2]。」
27. März 2020
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Currently having a DISCOUNT from the original rate of $28 per hour to $24 per hour (single lesson, yet $22 for 10 lessons) due to recent pandemic! Meet me and learn Cantonese together by taking a 30-minutes FREE trial :)  Fun and interactive teaching style  Effective and conversational lessons  Learning through reading articles  A summarised audio to be delivered to you after class  Practise makes perfect! 你好! As I come from Hong Kong, I am a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker with over 5 years of private tutoring experience internationally. I have an interactive and versatile teaching style. Our 60-minutes class can be intensive and challenging, but also fun, conversational, and interesting. I love playing GAMES at the end of the lesson, to test your memory and vocabulary. Other than grammar and textbooks, I find reading and learning from stories and newspaper articles help me to develop not only communication skills but also a good range of vocabulary. I will also send you the PDF & audio (vocabularies & sentences) after class so that you could continue to practice on your way to school or work. Any questions, let me know! See you soon XD Please kindly make sure your time zone is correct :) Profile -> General -> Time Zone https://support.verbling.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007838757-Are-lessons-listed-in-my-timezone- Here are some questions students asked during the trial lesson: 1. What is your teaching style for the different age groups?  Children: I realized kids learn much quicker with songs and funny images. Therefore, we will listen and sing along with the songs.  Teenagers: They love challenging games and fewer "theories". I will provide them with useful vocabularies, so that they can make simple sentences which also increase their motivations and confidence during the learning journey. At the end of the lesson, we will play games that test their vocabularies and speaking ability, such as Tick-Tac-Toe, Five-in-a-Row, Find the Differences, etc.  Adults: Similar to teenagers, logics and theories help adults to learn effectively. Reading stories and daily conversations (dining, checking in, asking for directions, etc) can definitely help them to use the vocabulary learned in daily lives. I am also sure, no one hates games, we will also play some games at the end of the lesson. We are always learning and will never be bored XD  Advanced learner: Let me know if you would like to improve your interview skills, vocabulary in certain areas (marketing, psychology, business) ...  Most of my students have strong motivations in learning a language, either (1) their significant half comes from Hong kong, (2) children who have moved to the US / Canada with their parents, (3) ABC who would like to improve their accent, (4) Mandarin speaker who would like to seek job opportunities in Hong Kong, or (5) business / interviewing purposes... 2. How many hours should I take per week? With a busy work life, finding the time to commit to a new language can be a challenge in itself. It usually takes around 3 months (3 lessons per week + revision) to finish the beginner course, meaning you then can have a simple conversation with native speakers (when you come to Hong Kong). I will say, practicing and memorizing is more important than simply paying for the lesson. I am currently also learning Spanish because I am looking forward to going to Mexico and Peru soon. I am hoping to be also to talk to the locals about cultural differences and other fun stuff, but not only the weather or seeking help. Therefore I understand your difficulties when learning a new language. The skills gained from practicing a new language can feel like superpowers in the workplace and beyond. In the first step, join the FREE trial lesson. So that I could meet you in real person XD
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Currently having a DISCOUNT from the original rate of $28 per hour to $24 per hour (single lesson, yet $22 for 10 lessons) due to recent pandemic! Meet me and learn Cantonese together by taking a 30-minutes FREE trial :)  Fun and interactive teaching style  Effective and conversational lessons  Learning through reading articles  A summarised audio to be delivered to you after class  Practise makes perfect! 你好! As I come from Hong Kong, I am a native Cantonese and Mandarin speaker with over 5 years of private tutoring experience internationally. I have an interactive and versatile teaching style. Our 60-minutes class can be intensive and challenging, but also fun, conversational, and interesting. I love playing GAMES at the end of the lesson, to test your memory and vocabulary. Other than grammar and textbooks, I find reading and learning from stories and newspaper articles help me to develop not only communication skills but also a good range of vocabulary. I will also send you the PDF & audio (vocabularies & sentences) after class so that you could continue to practice on your way to school or work. Any questions, let me know! See you soon XD Please kindly make sure your time zone is correct :) Profile -> General -> Time Zone https://support.verbling.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007838757-Are-lessons-listed-in-my-timezone- Here are some questions students asked during the trial lesson: 1. What is your teaching style for the different age groups?  Children: I realized kids learn much quicker with songs and funny images. Therefore, we will listen and sing along with the songs.  Teenagers: They love challenging games and fewer "theories". I will provide them with useful vocabularies, so that they can make simple sentences which also increase their motivations and confidence during the learning journey. At the end of the lesson, we will play games that test their vocabularies and speaking ability, such as Tick-Tac-Toe, Five-in-a-Row, Find the Differences, etc.  Adults: Similar to teenagers, logics and theories help adults to learn effectively. Reading stories and daily conversations (dining, checking in, asking for directions, etc) can definitely help them to use the vocabulary learned in daily lives. I am also sure, no one hates games, we will also play some games at the end of the lesson. We are always learning and will never be bored XD  Advanced learner: Let me know if you would like to improve your interview skills, vocabulary in certain areas (marketing, psychology, business) ...  Most of my students have strong motivations in learning a language, either (1) their significant half comes from Hong kong, (2) children who have moved to the US / Canada with their parents, (3) ABC who would like to improve their accent, (4) Mandarin speaker who would like to seek job opportunities in Hong Kong, or (5) business / interviewing purposes... 2. How many hours should I take per week? With a busy work life, finding the time to commit to a new language can be a challenge in itself. It usually takes around 3 months (3 lessons per week + revision) to finish the beginner course, meaning you then can have a simple conversation with native speakers (when you come to Hong Kong). I will say, practicing and memorizing is more important than simply paying for the lesson. I am currently also learning Spanish because I am looking forward to going to Mexico and Peru soon. I am hoping to be also to talk to the locals about cultural differences and other fun stuff, but not only the weather or seeking help. Therefore I understand your difficulties when learning a new language. The skills gained from practicing a new language can feel like superpowers in the workplace and beyond. In the first step, join the FREE trial lesson. So that I could meet you in real person XD
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