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.