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Bite-size Taiwanese | Newbie

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Bite-size Taiwanese is a brand new 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, friendly (and occasionally funny) conversations on using this language in contemporary Taiwan. The Newbie level podcast, geared towards newcomers to this language, works great for those just looking to get their feet wet, and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. With just a few words, you’re sure to be rewarded with lots of warm, hearty smiles.

Bite-size Taiwanese is a brand new 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, friendly (and occasionally funny) conversations on using this language in contemporary Taiwan. The Newbie level podcast, geared towards newcomers to this language, works great for those just looking to get their feet wet, and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. With just a few words, you’re sure to be rewarded with lots of warm, hearty smiles.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bite-size Taiwanese is a brand new 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, friendly (and occasionally funny) conversations on using this language in contemporary Taiwan. The Newbie level podcast, geared towards newcomers to this language, works great for those just looking to get their feet wet, and will handily equip visitors with basic survival Taiwanese skills. With just a few words, you’re sure to be rewarded with lots of warm, hearty smiles.

Twitter:

@bitesize_TW

Language:

English


Episodes

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.

Duration:00:31:42

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

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.

Duration:00:27:32

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

1/13/2020
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.

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.

Duration:00:29:11

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”.

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!

12/9/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about clothes shopping and learned some useful adjectives and intensifiers.

Duration:00:20:14

Ep11: Do you speak Taiwanese? | Lí kám ē-hiáu kóng Tâi-gí 你敢會曉講台語?

12/3/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to say “Do you speak Taiwanese?” and some responses to this question.

Duration:00:20:12

Ep11: Do you speak Taiwanese? | Lí kám ē-hiáu kóng Tâi-gí 你敢會曉講台語?

12/3/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to say “Do you speak Taiwanese?” and some responses to this question.

Duration:00:20:12

Pronounce it Like a Pro | Ep 02: Unaspirated & Voiceless [Re-broadcast]

11/26/2019
In this episode, we learned 11 Taiwanese consonants and the important features about these sounds: voiced, voiceless, aspirated, and unaspirated.

Duration:00:20:38

Ep10: Where are the restrooms? | Piān-sóo tī tó-uī 便所佇佗位?

11/19/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to describe locations in Taiwanese and some commonly used location suffixes.

Duration:00:13:42

Ep09: A bowl of Chiayi Turkey Rice | Tsi̍t-uánn Ka-gī ke-bah-pn̄g 一碗嘉義雞肉飯

11/12/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned some Taiwanese “measure words” while Phil and Alan figure out the ingredients for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

Duration:00:17:20

Ep08: $10K Red Envelope | Âng-pau pau tsi̍t-bān 紅包包一萬

11/5/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned some higher numbers in Taiwanese and talked about the “red envelope” and weddings.

Duration:00:21:53

Ep07: Forever 25 | Guá jī-tsa̍p-gōo huè 我二十五歲

10/29/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to count from 11-99 in Taiwanese and talked about some cultural differences on thinking about numbers, counting age and using the calendar.

Duration:00:17:11

Ep07: Forever 25 | Guá jī-tsa̍p-gōo huè 我二十五歲

10/29/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to count from 11-99 in Taiwanese and talked about some cultural differences on thinking about numbers, counting age and using the calendar.

Duration:00:17:11

Ep06: 1, 2, 3... | Tsi̍t, nn̄g, sann...

10/22/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to count from 1-10 in Taiwanese and some idioms and phrases that use numbers.

Duration:00:16:10

Ep06: 1, 2, 3... | Tsi̍t, nn̄g, sann...

10/22/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to count from 1-10 in Taiwanese and some idioms and phrases that use numbers.

Duration:00:16:10

Ep05: What is that? | He sī siánn-mih 彼是啥物?

10/15/2019
In this episode, we’ve learned how to say “what is this?” and “what is that?”.

Duration:00:12:40