你去過幾多國家呀?

Last Saturday, in Cantonese class, we were asked to make up five questions – each one following one of the five basic sentence patterns we’ve learned so far. One of the fellow students asked this question: “你去過幾多國家呀?” How many countries have you been to? (The question dealt with quantities, numbers and 幾-). Dealing with the answer was easy — until the teacher asked me to name a few. Country names in Chinese… Errr… Right. I could have cheated and blurt out the ones I know already — stuff like 中國 zung1 gwok3, 德國 dak1 gwok3, 英國 jing1 gwok3, etc… But this is about learning, right..? So I was kind of floundering. So here are a few names I learned last week:

  • 柬埔寨 gaan2 pou4 zaai6 Cambodia
  • 菲律賓 fei1 leot6 ban1 Philippines
  • 印尼 jan3 nei4 Indonesia [This one I knew]
  • 馬來西亞 ma5 loi4 sai1 aa3 Malaysia
  • 歐洲 au1 zau1 Europe
  • 意大利 ji3 daai6 lei6 Italy

I should’ve checked Sheik’s countries page

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