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Re: Chinese (wasUSAGE: Count and mass nouns)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Friday, January 16, 2004, 10:05
Staving J Y S Czhang:

> > I'm going to Chinatown for Chinese New Year soon. > > For the whole week plus? ;) > [NOTE: Chinese New Years proper is 9 days long... > aren't we Chinese party-animals so lucky?]
No, just for a day at the weekend. My wife and I often go with a BBC (your terminology, not my employer) friend of hers, who taught me the only Cantonese phrase I know - "Kung he fat choi". I can just about get the tones right. What I'd really like to know the Cantonese for is "Excuse me". That would be a very useful phrase when trying to get to Gerard's Corner. Pete