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Bite-size Taiwanese is a podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, fun (and occasionally funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Newbie podcast is geared towards newcomers to this language and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Elementary, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

Bite-size Taiwanese is a podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, fun (and occasionally funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Newbie podcast is geared towards newcomers to this language and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Elementary, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

Location:

United States

Description:

Bite-size Taiwanese is a podcast giving you a taste of real, everyday Taiwanese. Co-hosts Phil & Alan will guide you through the ins and outs of the Taiwanese language (Southern Min/Hokkien) with light-hearted, fun (and occasionally funny) conversations on how it’s used in Taiwan. The Newbie podcast is geared towards newcomers to this language and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. Listen to our other podcasts: Bite-size | Elementary, Bite-size | Pronounce it like a Pro

Twitter:

@bitesize_TW

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep20: Cut up the scallions! | Kā tshang-á tshiat tsò tshang-á-tsu 共蔥仔切做蔥仔珠!

3/5/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about cooking, the recipe for scallion pancakes, and one of the uses of “hōo” in Taiwanese.

Duration:00:28:07

Ep19: What’s your opinion? | Lí ū siánn-mih khuànn-huat 你有啥物看法?

2/27/2020
In Taiwan, (2/28) is a day to remember February 28, 1947 when violent suppression by government forces led to the massacre of tens of thousands of ordinary citizens. In this episode, we’ve talked about where in Taiwan to visit for more info about 2/28 and the White Terror period. Also, in the spirit of freedom of speech, we talked about basic ways to express your point of view, and how to show agreement or disagreement in Taiwanese.

Duration:00:29:33

Ep20: How much is a plate? | Tsi̍t puânn ài guā-tsē 一盤愛偌濟?

2/25/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about eating at “stir-fry places” in Taiwan, asking for recommendations, and also the price.

Duration:00:29:22

Ep18: How about we speak in Taiwanese? | Lán lâi kóng Tâi-gí, hó--bô? 咱來講台語, 好無?

2/20/2020
Feb 21 is International Mother Language Day. In this episode, we’ve talked about language learning and words to describe someone’s fluency.

Duration:00:28:42

Ep19: Who is this? | Tse sī siánn-lâng 這是啥人?

2/18/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about personal pronouns like “you” and “I”, the “exclusive we” and “inclusive we”, and also how to express possession in Taiwanese. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:29:45

Ep17: Do you have internet here? | Lín tsia kám ū bāng-lōo? 恁遮敢有網路?

2/13/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about online communication, internet culture and some related words in Taiwanese.

Duration:00:31:55

Ep18: It's cold outside! | Guā-kháu tsin kuânn 外口真寒!

2/11/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about how to express the four seasons and common weather conditions in Taiwanese. Also, we learned some names of seasonal fruits. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:31:42

Ep16: The Lantern Festival | Guân-siau 元宵

2/6/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about some traditions of the Lantern Festival in Taiwan.

Duration:00:26:31

Ep17: How are you getting there? | Lí án-tsuánn khì 你按怎去?

2/4/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about traveling by train to the beautiful east side of Taiwan, and also how to use prepositions to talk about your route and manner of transportation. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:23:58

Pronounce it Like a Pro | Ep05: The Neutral Tone [Re-broadcast]

1/30/2020
NOTE: This week we're off for the Lunar New Year holiday, so today's episode will be a re-broadcast of Ep05: The Neutral Tone from our Pronounce it Like a Pro podcast series (show notes at link). Don't worry, we'll have a brand new Elementary episode next week!

Duration:00:25:00

Pronounce it Like a Pro | Ep06: The Ninth Tone [Re-broadcast]

1/28/2020
NOTE: This week we're off for the Lunar New Year holiday, so today's episode will be a re-broadcast of Ep06: The Ninth Tone from our Pronounce it Like a Pro podcast series (show notes at link). Don't worry, we'll have a brand new Newbie episode next week!

Duration:00:16:59

Ep15: Lunar New Year | Sin-tsiann-nî-thâu 新正年頭

1/23/2020
In this episode (Part 2 of our special coverage of the Lunar New Year holiday in Taiwan), we’ve talked about some of the traditions that happen on New Year's Day and afterwards. Check out this week's Newbie episode for Part 1, which covers New Year's Eve.

Duration:00:26:57

Ep16: Lunar New Year's Eve | Jī-káu-mê 二九暝

1/21/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about some of the Lunar New Year’s Eve traditions in Taiwan. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:27:32

Ep14: End-of-Year Party | Tsia̍h bué-gê 食尾牙

1/16/2020
In this episode we’ve talked about the traditions and food that are associated with the end-of-year party held by most workplaces in Taiwan.

Duration:00:24:57

Ep15: What time is it? | Tsit-má kuí-tiám 這馬幾點?

1/14/2020
In this episode, we’ve learned how to ask “What time is it?”, “When are you going?”, and also time on the clock and different parts of the day. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:26:33

Ep13: Will you go vote? | Lí kám ē khì tâu-phiò 你敢會去投票?

1/9/2020
As Taiwan’s presidential election is drawing near, in this episode we’ve talked about elections in Taiwan and related vocabulary.

Duration:00:18:50

Ep14: What is your phone number? | Lí ê tiān-uē kuí hō? 你的電話幾號?

1/7/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about the “literary” pronunciation of numbers. We’ve also talked about several number-related expressions and how to ask for someone’s phone number and year of birth. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:29:11

Ep12: Let's make a toast! | Lán lâi kan--tsi̍t-pue! 咱來乾一杯!

12/19/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about the holiday season, going to a restaurant with friends, and a few expressions you can use to toast someone. Also, we talked about the use of “kā” as “for”, or a beneficiary marker.

Duration:00:21:58

Ep13: Days of the Week | Kin-á-ji̍t pài-kuí 今仔日拜幾?

12/17/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about the days of the week (Monday, Tuesday, etc.) in Taiwanese. Also, we learned about expressing days and weeks in a relative sense, such as “today” or “last week”. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:16:01

Ep11: Have you seen a doctor? | Lí ū khì hōo i-sing khuànn--bô? 你有去予醫生看無

12/12/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned some useful phrases about one’s health condition, body parts, and seeing a doctor. Also, we talked a little bit about the passive voice in Taiwanese and the passive marker “hōo” and “khì-hōo”.

Duration:00:19:27