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Beardan
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Hi all,

 

For those interested I am doing a Cantonese 40 day challenge where i try and speak Cantonese for between 1 and 3 minutes each day. I am on day 6 today!

 

Just go to youtube and type in 'Cantonese 40 day challenge' and one of my videos should come up. As you will be able to tell I am a former model and once voted best looking guy on the planet (my wife was the judge and she wasnt allowed to count anyone she wasnt married to).

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Hi Shelley, I just keep the video at a decent length otherwise if its too long i feel people will tune out a bit. Also if i aim too big i may not be able to complete the task. However in saying that, Sundays video went for 6 minutes so the occasional video might go outside of the 1-3 minute range. Todays video was 3.52 so the 1-3 minutes is not very strict! 

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Oh okay, are you making a video of each 1-3 minute of talking? I am not learning Cantonese, and so try not expose my self to avoid confusion. I was just a bit confused as to how 1-3 minutes was a challenge but I suppose if you are just beginning it might be.

 

Hope it goes well.

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I have actually been learning for 4 years, but dont speak often enough, so if i set myself a goal of speaking everyday for 40 days, i will hopefully achieve it.. I am hoping that speaking everyday about different, and occasionally the same things, it will help me improve my speaking ability! :)

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Yup, the eternal learners problem when self studying, lack of speaking, I am guilty of it my self. have just found a nice little app, mandarin only, that includes a speaking section, has helped a lot. Its called Learnchinese HelloChinese.

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How did you manage to study Cantonese without speaking, I thought Cantonese is mostly spoken language...

can still listen :)

Cantonese can be represented by characters which are non-standard Chinese. That helped me a lot when I was learning.

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Beardan

I saw the day 4 about describing the books you use.

I would say your Cantonese is easily understandable though not so accurate. It's good!! Was that an unscripted video?

Here is a tip. When describing the inside of a book, you can use the word 内容 - contents

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Yes Flickserve my videos are all unscripted, however i do have a bit of an idea of what i want to say. Actually for this video i may have written a few points in English to help me remember what i wanted to say.

 

I cant read Chinese. Can you give me the yale or jyutping (my yale is far better but i use jyutping on Cantodict) for those characters please. Thanks for your advice!

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