Cantonese for Beginner – Hong Kong Housing Problem

Cantonese for Beginner - Hong Kong Housing Problem
Conversation:

A: Zhānmǔsī, nǐ zhù zài xiānggǎng nǎlǐ?

B: Wǒ zhù zài xīnjiè qū.

A: Nà lí nǐ gōngzuò dì dìfāng hái tǐng yuǎn de.

B: Shì de, wǒ xūyào chàbùduō 1 gè xiǎoshí cáinéng qù wǒ de gōngsī.

A: Nǐ de gōngyù yǒu duōdà?

B: Hěn xiǎo, wǒ juédé zhǐyǒu 40 píngfāng mǐ.

A: Nà qíshí shì xiānggǎng gōngyù de píngjūn dàxiǎo.

B: Nǐ yīgè rén zhù ma?

A: Shì de.

B: Rúguǒ nǐ dúzì shēnghuó,40 píngfāng mǐ bùshì nàme xiǎo, wǒ zhīdào wǒ yǒu hěnduō péngyǒu hé tāmen de jiārén zhù zài yīgè 40 duō píngfāng mǐ de fángzi lǐ.
A: Nǐ zhīdào zài àodàlìyǎ, wǒ de fángzi hěn dà!

B: Dāngrán! Dàn nà shì àodàlìyǎ!

English:
A: James, where do you live in Hong Kong?

B: I live in the new territories.

A: That is quite far from where you work.

B: Yes, I need almost 1 hour to travel to my work.

A: How big is your apartment.

B: Very small, I think only 40 square metres.

A: That is actually the average size of Hong Kong apartments.

B: Do you live alone?

A: Yes.

B: If you live alone, 40 square metres is not that small, I know many of my friends live with their families in 40 square metres apartment.

A: You know that in Australia, my house is huge!

B: Of course, but that is Australia!

Chinese:
A:詹姆斯,你住在香港哪裡?

B:我住在新界區。

A:那離你工作的地方還挺遠的。

B:是的,我需要差不多1个小时才能去我的公司。

A:你的公寓有多大?

B:很小,我觉得只有40平方米。

A:那其实是香港公寓的平均大小。

B: 你一个人住吗?

A:是的。

B:如果你独自生活,40平方米不是那么小,我知道我有很多朋友和他們的家人住在一個40多平方米的房子裡。

A:你知道在澳大利亚,我的房子很大! B:当然!但那是澳大利亚!
Related: Cantonese Lesson – Housing Price in Hong Kong


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