Learn Cantonese from Stories (3): 課室𥚃的猩猩 The Class Orangutan

I believe in learning a new language through short but interesting stories, such as the following joke - The Class Orangutan

It is interesting that different Cantonese characters can share the same pronunciation that sometimes creates an innocent joke. Let's look at some necessary vocabularies before reading the following article.

老師 [lou5 si1] = teacher
同學 [tung4 hok6] = classmate
重要 [jung6 yiu3] = important
星星 [sing1 sing1] = star
猩猩 [sing1 sing1] = orangutan (animal)

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快考了,老師在課堂上幫同學們做重點提示。老師說:「這一題很重要,在前面畫個星星。」
Before the test, the teacher was helping the students by focusing on the key topics of the lesson. The teacher said, “This topic is very important. Mark this section with a star.”
快[faai3]考[haau2]了[liu5],老[lou5]師[si1]在[joi6]課[fo3]堂[tong4]上[seung6]幫[bong1]同[tung4]學[hok6]們[mun4]做[jou6]重[jung6]點[dim2]提[tai4]示[si6]。
老[lou5]師[si1]說[syut3]:
「這[je5]一[yat1]題[tai4]很[han2]重[jung6]要[yiu3],
在[joi6]前[chin4]面[min6]畫[wa2]個[go3]星[sing1]星[sing1]。」

一個同學回答說:「老師…可不可以用打勾的啊,猩猩好難畫哦?」
A student replied, “Teacher, may I use a checkmark? An orangutan is too hard to draw.”
一[yat1]個[go3]同[tung4]學[hok6]回[wui4]答[daap3]說[syut3]:
「老[lou5]師[si1]…
可[ho2]不[bat1]可[ho2]以[yi5]用[yung6]打[da2]勾[ngau1]的[dik1]啊[a1],
猩[sing1]猩[sing1]好[hou2]難[naan4]畫[wa2]哦[ngo4]?」
27. März 2020
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Currently having a DISCOUNT from the original rate $25 per hour to $22 per hour (single lesson) due to recent pandemic! Meet me and learn Cantonese together by trying the free trial :)  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 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 conversational and interesting. Other than grammar and textbooks, I find reading and learning from stories and newspaper articles daily help me to develop not only communication skills but also a good range of vocabulary. I will also send you audio after class so that you could continue to practice on your way to school or work. Any questions, let me know! See you soon!
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Currently having a DISCOUNT from the original rate $25 per hour to $22 per hour (single lesson) due to recent pandemic! Meet me and learn Cantonese together by trying the free trial :)  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 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 conversational and interesting. Other than grammar and textbooks, I find reading and learning from stories and newspaper articles daily help me to develop not only communication skills but also a good range of vocabulary. I will also send you audio after class so that you could continue to practice on your way to school or work. Any questions, let me know! See you soon!
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