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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Duration:00:21:23

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

Ep06: The Ninth Tone

12/20/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about the “Ninth tone” in Taiwanese.

Duration:00:16:25

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

Ep05: The Neutral Tone

12/5/2019
In this episode, we’ve talked about the “neutral tones” in Taiwanese. (These show … Read more

Duration:00:24:31

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

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. NOTE: Today's episode is a re-broadcast of Ep02: Unaspirated & Voiceless from our Pronounce it Like a Pro podcast series.

Duration:00:20:38

Ep01: Basic Tones (re-run)

11/22/2019
In this first episode of Pronounce it Like a Pro, we learned the 7 basic tones of Taiwanese. NOTE: Today's episode is a re-run.

Duration:00:18:41

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

Duration:00:13:42