廣東話口語 – 有冇搞錯

廣東話口語 - 有冇搞錯

廣東話,本地人多稱為“白話”。粵語是全國七大方言之一,也是一種比較有特色的方言,學習方法 第一步訓練你的耳朵,要把兩個不同的音區別開。

世界上任何不同的語言都包括語音、詞彙和語法三大部份;普通話和廣東話也不例外。由於廣東話是在普通話更早的從古代漢語中演化出來,因此不論在語音、詞彙和語法三方面,廣東話都保留了原始的古代漢語的特色。

廣東話的學習對於普通話學生來講並不容易,它不但跟普通話的語法有些不同,而且發音也是相當不容易,就北方人而已尤其難,因為廣東話和普通話的差距確實很大,聲調也不一樣,如果一個從零開始學習的學生想學到流利的廣東話,需要一年的時候努力的學習。

想學好廣東話,可以看:廣東話學習中的小技巧

廣東話有很多我們耳熟能詳的詞彙,今天介紹一個大家經常聽到的,經常可以用到的詞彙。

大家在學習廣東話的時候,或者在街上走,看電視的時候,最長聽到的一句話可能就是這句,“有冇搞錯”, 發音是 yauh mouh gau cho. In English, this means “are you kidding me”, or “something must be wrong”. 

這句什麼時候用?當你生氣的時候。比如說你的男朋友把家弄得一塌糊塗,你可以跟他說,”你有冇搞錯啊!”,又或者你的貓很不聽話的時候,你可以說,”有冇搞錯啊!”

或者在一些你沒有想到會發生的情況下也可以用這句,“有冇搞錯啊!”,比如說本來早上是天氣晴朗的,可能就在你要出門的時候突然下起雨來,這個時候,你就可以說,“有冇搞錯啊,出街先黎落雨。”

淺談廣東話和普通話差別

English Joke – The Nice Wedding Gift 英语笑话 – 实用的新婚礼物

English Joke - The Nice Wedding Gift 英语笑话 - 实用的新婚礼物

【生词预览】

acquaintance熟人,practical实用的,extinguisher灭火器

【笑话原文】

The Nice Wedding Gift

We attended the wedding of an acquaintance’s son. Because we did not know the young man or his bride, we decided to send them a practical household gift, a fire extinguisher. Apparently, the couple mass-produced their thank-you notes because we received a card saying: Thank you very much for the nice wedding gift. We look forward to using it soon.

【中文译文】

实用的新婚礼物

我们参加了一个熟人的儿子的婚礼。由于我们都不认识那个年轻人和他的新娘,所以我们决定送给他们一个实用的全家礼—-一个灭火器。 很明显,这对新人大批量制作了他们的感谢信,因为我们收到了一张卡片,上面写着:“非常感谢您的漂亮的结婚礼物,我们期待着不久就用到它。”

【词汇讲解】

1. acquaintance熟人。也可以指“泛泛之交”:We are only casual acquaintances.我们只是泛泛之交。

2. practical实用的。也有“实事求是的”的意思:He is a practical person.他是位很讲实际的人。

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English Learning for Today – K-Pop Music is popular everywhere in the world

K-pop music is popular in many countries

This popularity has led to a number of young people leaving their home countries and going to South Korea – the center of the K-pop universe. Industry experts estimate there may be up to one million music hopefuls seeking stardom in South Korea.

Other than Chinese people, most of these young men and women are South Koreans. But a growing number come from Japan, where K-pop has a huge following.

One such K-pop wannabe is 17-year-old Yuuka Hasumi. She delayed her high school education in Japan in February and instead went to South Korea in hopes of becoming a star performer.

Hasumi knew this decision meant her life in South Korea would not be easy. She would need to spend long hours working on her voice and dance moves. There would be little time for social activities. This meant giving up much of her privacy, having no boyfriend and little or no use of her telephone.

The young woman signed up to attend the Acopia School in Seoul, a preparatory school offering young Japanese a shot at K-pop fame. Acopia teaches students the songs and dance moves, as well as the Korean language.

Such training programs are the first step for Hasumi and others trying to prepare for an intensely competitive series of auditions. All the music hopefuls dream of getting invited to perform for major talent agencies. In the end, the agencies accept only a small number of “trainees” to shape into possible stars.

It is difficult, Hasumi told a Reuters news agency reporter after one of her dance class workouts. She attended the class with Yuho Wakamatsu, a 15-year-old friend from Japan.

Hasumi is one of about 500 Japanese who join the Acopia School each year. The program costs up to $3,000 a month. The cost includes learning centre activities and a place to stay.

The school can organize auditions for its students with talent agencies. Industry experts say the auditioning process has fueled a “Korean-wave” of pop culture that has spread worldwide over the past 10 years.

One of the biggest K-pop groups to explode into stardom was the South Korean boy band BTS.

“They’re nuts about BTS over there in Japanese society,” said Lee Soo-chul, who belongs to the Seoul-Tokyo Forum. The private group has members from the Japanese and South Korean diplomatic and business communities.

K-pop’s huge popularity in Japan comes at a time when relations between South Korea and Japan have experienced difficulties. Relations have been hurt by South Korean court rulings against Japanese companies for carrying out forced labor during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonization of Korea. Many South Koreans believe Japanese officials have not done enough to take responsibility for Japan’s colonial past.

But Lee says K-pop groups and well-known Korean musicians keep performing to large, sell out crowds throughout Japan. “There is no Korea-Japan animosity there.”

Rikuya Kawasaki is a 16-year-old Japanese K-pop star hopeful. “I might get criticized for being Japanese, but I want to stand on a stage and make (South Koreans) know Japanese can be this cool,” she told Reuters.

Many schools and talent agencies attempt to find new recruits in Japan because it is the second largest music market after the United States.

Some Japanese have already made it big in K-pop. The three Japanese members of the girl band Twice helped make the group a success. Twice is now the second most popular band in Japan, after BTS.

Yuuka Hasumi is hopeful that K-pop can be good for relations between the two countries. “It will be good if Japan and South Korea will get along through music,” she said.

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English in Speaking – How should we compliment our students

English learning of the day: How to compliment your students

Todd: Nydja, we were talking about education and praising students. Do you think that students today are praised too much?

托德:妮迪亚,我们来谈教育和称赞学生。你认为现在的学生是不是被过多称赞了?

Nydja: I do. I don’t think that they need as much praise for poor work. If they’re doing good work, then of course they deserve it, but this false sense of success that kids are given is really messing with their heads later on in life.

妮迪亚:是的。我认为他们做的不好就不应该得到称赞。如果他们表现的很好,那他们当然值得得到赞扬,但是孩子们得到的这种虚假的成就感以后会对他们的思想产生不好的影响。

Todd: How so? Like how do you think it affects them later in life if they have this false sense of success as you say?

托德:为什么?你所说的那种虚假成就感会对他们以后的人生产生什么影响?

Nydja: Well, when it comes time to really perform and to step up to the plate say in college or in their career in the future, they might not know how to do any of these skills. They’ve been propped up by, you know, compliments that are just full of air, so they might not really know how to go about doing something. They have a sense of entitlement that they should receive that promotion or that good grade in Chinese college, even though they did nothing to actually achieve it.

妮迪亚:比如他们在大学或者未来职业中需要表现或行动时,他们可能不知道如何应用他们的能力。他们一直靠称赞支撑,他们可能不知道如何处理事情。他们有一种特权意识,认为自己应该得到晋升或者应该在大学里获得好成绩,虽然他们并没有为得到这些付出过。

Todd: Right, so do you actually … When you were younger did you have teachers who were very strict? So if you failed, they let you know you failed?

托德:好,你小时候,老师们对你严厉吗?如果你失败了,他们会让你知道你失败了吗?

Nydja: Yes. Yes. They let you know immediately. I had some teachers who weren’t very nice at all, and maybe he polar opposite. Didn’t cut you any break either. Let you know that you weren’t heading anywhere fast unless you turned it around quick, so they were not about babying me or my classmates at all. It was very hard to get good grades because they graded hard. Very different from my experience with the people who were in school today.

妮迪亚:会,会的。他们会马上让我知道。教过我的老师中有一些非常严厉,也有不严厉的老师,就像对立的两极。他们完全不会让你有喘息机会。他们会让你知道,如果你不迅速扭转局势,那你什么都做不成,这些老师并没有呵护我和我的同学。因为他们评分很严格,所以很难得到好成绩。和现在学校的学生完全不一样。

English Joke – The Bald Guy 英语笑话 – 秃头的人

English Joke - The Bald Guy 英语笑话 - 秃头的人

One of the best ways to learn English is to read jokes and listen to English songs, below is a traditional English Joke, let’s read it and learn some new vocabularies.

【笑话原文】The Bald Guy

Once there was an old guy, who was growing old and starting to lose his hair. By the time he had gone completely bald, he decided to cover his bald head with a wig. One day, he went out hunting with some friends. A strong wind suddenly blew his wig off. When his friends saw what had happened, they started laughing so hard that they could not stop. The bald guy started laughing, too, and just as loudly as the other men.

He said to his friends, “How can I expect my fake hair to stay on my head when even my real hair won’t stay there?”

每日英文学习 – 英语笑话一篇【中文译文】指望假发

从前有一个老人,因为年龄的增长,他的头发开始脱落。在彻底变成秃顶之前,他决定弄一顶假发来遮盖秃了的头。 有一天,他和几个朋友出去玩。一阵大风把他的假发吹掉了。朋友们看到后都忍不住大笑起来。 这位秃顶的老人也开始和其他人一样大声地笑了起来。他对朋友们说:“连我自己的真头发都不愿留在我的脑门上,我怎么还能指望一顶假发乖乖地在上面呆着呢?”

【词汇讲解】

1.hunt with。Hunt有“驱逐”的意思:We hunted the neighbor’s chickens out of our yard.我们把邻居家的小鸡从我们院子里轰走了。

2.blow吹风。也有“吹响”的意思:He took out his flute, and blew at it.他拿出笛子吹了起来。

bald秃头的,wig假发

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