Cantonese

Cantonese kids waving flags, Image Credit: jonrawlinson on flickr
Human Relations Statements

Hello - Nay Homa?

What is your name? - Nay gu mut man?

Thank you - Doe cheh

You are Welcome - Nay foon ying

Please - Mm Goi

Excuse me - Doi mm chu, (Formal) Mm sye hah(T) haye

Goodbye - Joy Geen

"Colorful Facts"

Hong Kong consists of three main territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and The New Territories.

Location: Cantonese is spoken in Guangzhou (formerly Canton City in Southern China. It is spoken in Hong Kong, Macau, and widely spoken in Vancouver.

Capital: of Hong Kong, Victoria

Population: 7,055,071 (Estimated 2010) (70,000,000 Cantonese speakers in the world)

Geography: Land area=400 sq. miles. Hong Kong is on the coast of Mainland China. Up until July 1, 1997 it was a British dependency; now it is a part of China. Hong Kong is a major center of economic activity.

Hong Kong is on the coast of mainland China. Up until July 1, 1997, it was British dependency; now it belongs to China. Hong Kong is a major center of economic activity and one of the world's most crowded places. It ranks among Asia's major ports.

Foods: Dim Sum in Cantonese means small snacks; it is bite-sized food that is steamed, boiled, fried, or baked. Dim Sum dishes include rice rolls, buns, dumplings. Cantonese dining tradition is called Yum Cha e.g. eat while drinking tea.

(Primary Sources) World Book Encylopedia/CIA World Factbook.


 

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