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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. Pronounce it like a Pro is a 10-episode series geared towards improving Taiwanese pronunciation focusing on common problem areas for English speakers. Try our other podcasts too: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Elementary

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. Pronounce it like a Pro is a 10-episode series geared towards improving Taiwanese pronunciation focusing on common problem areas for English speakers. Try our other podcasts too: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Elementary

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. Pronounce it like a Pro is a 10-episode series geared towards improving Taiwanese pronunciation focusing on common problem areas for English speakers. Try our other podcasts too: Bite-size | Newbie, Bite-size | Elementary

Twitter:

@bitesize_TW

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep10: Dialects & Accents

3/13/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about Taiwanese dialects, regional differences, and a bit on Taiwan’s early immigrants and development. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:52

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. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode.

Duration:00:29:22

Ep09: Tone Change Rules - Part 2

2/21/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about “when” exactly to change tones in a Taiwanese phrase or sentence. In particular, this episode: Tone Change Rules - Part 2 is about the tone change in Pronouns, Verbs & Verb Complements. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode! If you missed our last episode (Ep 08), which is Part 1 of this discussion, make sure to listen to it first. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:25:31

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

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.

Duration:00:29:45

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

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.

Duration:00:31:42

Ep08: Tone Change Rules - Part 1

2/7/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about “when” exactly to change tones in a Taiwanese phrase or sentence. In particular, this Tone Change Rules Part 1 episode is about the tone change in Nouns, Time Words, and Measure Words. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:55

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

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.

Duration:00:24:54

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

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

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

Ep07: Suffix -á 仔

1/17/2020
In this episode, we’ve talked about the special tone changes and sound changes of the “-á” suffix in Taiwanese. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:30

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

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

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.

Duration:00:29:11

Ep06: The Ninth Tone

12/20/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about the “Ninth tone” in Taiwanese. (Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:26

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

Ep12: Those jeans look good! | Hit niá gû-á-khòo tsin hó-khuànn 彼領牛仔褲真好看!

12/10/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about clothes shopping and learned some useful adjectives and intensifiers. Please visit the episode webpage for a detailed outline of the episode!

Duration:00:20:14