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    (Original post by 薇薇公主)
    朋友之间,不必客气。( cantonese )
    朋友之间,唔使客气。( mandarin )

    in english, it's bucketing down last night.
    昨天晚上下了一场大雨。( cantonese )
    琴晚落,(口左)场大雨。( mandarin )

    they vary in both writing system and phonetics aspect.

    i speak mandarin and i also feel cantonese sound very cute~~~

    here are excellent tv series for you to learn mandarin and cantonese.

    http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTQ5MzI3MTY=.html

    ( this is one of the lessons. click the videoes on the right, which will link to the rest lessons. )

    i hope it helps.

    you really put far too much thought into this
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    you really put far too much thought into this
    It's true though. :yes:
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    ummm
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    seriously dude, stop bumping this thread.
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    I used to know how to speak cantonese!!And people speak it in hongkong!!
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    ^ if u used to know, then i doubt it was dat good in the first place!
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    Always. Seriously though, it's not that great being tall, being a BBC and being in HK at the same time.
    Can I just say, I completely agree haha. All my relatives call me 'go mui' as I tower over everyone (including the majority of males) and the stares I get :/ Living in NT, I get even more stares too :/

    Also, I prefer Canto as that's what I have been brought up with :p: Mando is ok though too but a bit annoying sometimes as some words sound the same?! Especially when you listen to some Mando songs.

    For me:

    Canto>Hakka>Mando :p:

    On a sidenote, sorry for ressurecting this old thread :o: but I didn't ressurect it first!
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    ^ so wot's ur height?
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ so wot's ur height?
    It's best to quote people if you want replies.

    Mandarin is nicer than Cantonese. :yes:
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ so wot's ur height?
    Almost 5 foot 9 I'm taller than my dad haha, and my mum is short too so it seems I'm an anomaly :/
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    I like the sound of cantonese, but mandarin flows of my tongue better
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    (Original post by Hamcock)
    ^ dat height is so not towering over all the guys! maybe people in HK was staring at u coz u was scantily clad! haha
    Err, well, everytime I was on the MTR, I could see over everyone's heads, even the males, so err...

    And no, I always covered up! Cos the men in HK are kinda pervy so I covered everything up tbh. So errr... :/
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    ^ maybe they r staring at u because your style is british!
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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    It's true though. :yes:
    dafunkyguy :yep:
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    6' 2". It's not amazingly tall but tall enough for people to look up and go "Wah!".
    it's a perfect height. you ought to be proud of it.
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    (Original post by 薇薇公主)
    it's a perfect height. you ought to be proud of it.
    Not sure about perfect, but thanks. :p:
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    (Original post by 薇薇公主)
    dafunkyguy :yep:
    What? dafunkyguy?
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    Not sure about perfect, but thanks. :p:
    hmm, i don't understand...anyway, i think 6'2 is a perfect height for me. :ahee:

    but seriously, i really think it's a very good height that other males would be jealouse of.

    it's such a gift that you are of this height since your parents passed on good genes on you, given that you are chinese-originated, isn't it?

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    (Original post by zero_Gravity91)
    What? dafunkyguy?
    aren't you? :p:

    ( gravity, release me. don't ever hold me down. and now my feet won't touch the ground~~~^O^~~~ )
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    (Original post by 薇薇公主)
    hmm, i don't understand...anyway, i think 6'2 is a perfect height for me. :ahee:

    but seriously, i really think it's a very good height that other males would be jealouse of.

    it's such a gift that you are of this height since your parents passed on good genes on you, given that you are chinese-originated, isn't it?

    I meant that I'm not quite sure whether 6'2" is perfect or not, but thanks for the compliment nonetheless. :p:

    Yeah, both my parents are of Cantonese origin. Judging by the looks I get in HK, I'm not sure whether I'm the envy or hate of the male population there. :p: How tall are you, out of interest?
 
 
 
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