RTHK:Naked Cantonese

Reviews For RTHK:Naked Cantonese

Great for anyone interested in Cantonese. The culteral and grammar "asides" are particularly helpful. Sara and Cecile have great chemistry. Cecile amazes me in that she can teach language #3 in language #2. I still mess up language #1! Download these, definitely
I didn't know what to expect when I started listening to this. I wanted to brush up on conversational Cantonese and listening to this was quite fun while practicing my pronunciation. This would be a terrible way for a beginner to start learning but if you're somewhat familiar with Cantonese then you should be alright. I've only listened to one podcast. I went ahead and downloaded some more. I can't wait to listen to other ones.
To hear them is to love them. Obviously you should bolster your Conto-learnings with more than just this, but the idea is to have fun and learn something along the way. Thank you lovely ladies ever so much, Sarah and Cecilie! Yes, do keep on with the struggle to make it a world language, la!
I've studied Mandarin, Tagalog, and other languages, and now living in Macau I was looking for a Cantonese language podcast. This podcast is exhausting for new learners, who want to start from "a" and work their way through "Which bus goes to...". You can't just start with one episode and move on to the next, you have to jump around to find the essential building blocks of the language. Nice attempt, but way to disorganized for quick and proper learning of a language.
I'm absolutely confused by all of the good reviews of this program! I DO think the program is a lot of fun and keeps my interest; however, I cannot learn from this! The women's intonations aren't very good. I am trying to learn Cantonese properly; I'd rather not end up with such a heavy accent! That's why I am so completely bewildered by the positive comments left about their accents, especially from Chinese-Americans!
I am living in HK now. The language barrier here are comparatively few for English speakers than it in Mainland China. But I do want to learn more to speak in Cantonese, this exceptional podcast raised my interest! Keep going! Thanks
This podcast is great! I am only up to episode 4, but I just downloaded them all to listen to at my leisure cos I like it so much~ ~ I am an American-born Chinese and am trying to enhance my Cantonese to speak to my relatives better. Sometimes the tones are a little off, but on the general, Cecilia (the teacher) has my attention for now! Will keep you updated.
It's good that there are more Cantonese podcasts, but the speakers in this podcast speak Cantonese w/an accent, and the tones are a little off. If thats okay with you, then this shouldn't be a problem, but tones in Cantonese matter a lot, and shouldn't be taken lightly.
i'm trying to learn the cantonese language and i've got many many tools... but this is by far the most PRACTICAL application. its a lot like taking a conversational course in tidbits. its memorable and easy to listen to again and again for practice. it also helps that they podcast information has the cantonese words written out in "yale" (spelling might be wrong on that word) form - basically the pronounciations are written out as it sounds. i hope that all the podcasts between #3 and 100 are posted soon! i would love to have the complete set.
This program is great for someone trying to learn cantonese. I am cantonese but have lived in the US since I was 3 and have forgotten most of my cantonese. This program is easy to understand and the host uses situations instead of just words which is way more effective. They are also pretty funny together.
Been listening to this podcast for the last two years now, and it's been wonderful. Sarah (A-Sa) and Cecilia (A-Sin) are great presenters. They give phenominally topical lessons in context, adding insight to Hong Kong culture in the process. Sometimes, they get off track, but it's fun nonetheless. I'm in their 100th episode podcast, talking about how great it is. Check it out, you might learn a few things!
I love this podcast. I'm Chinese and I still enjoy listening to it. Very entertaining. :)
I like these lessons - they're pretty simple and fun to learn, but even though the lady teaching it has awesome pronunciation, the interview lady keeps on messing me up because she pronounces it wrong all the time... It's driving me crazy!
The podcast has some wonderful teaching lessons and they are all very interactive. It definitely keeps the lessons interesting and listeners can learn Cantonese while having fun. However, I am an American-born Chinese myself. American-English is my first language, then I went to Hong Kong to study my Cantonese as my second language, British English as my third, Mandarin Chinese as my fourth. I later went back to United States to pick up my first language, American English again and learned Spanish and so forth. (And always have to take classes to review other languages that I do not use daily). Because of my unique experience with learning different languages and also learning American English twice, I was a bit disappointed with how the first episode talks about how Hong Kong-ese people discourage and have this “wall” against foreigners learning their language when we all know every country have their own pride about their language and their culture. I thought the first episode only point out how Caucasians are especially having more difficulty learning Cantonese is not a well-rounded fact when not just Hong Kong-ese people do so, for example, ESL (English as a Second Language minority) students often experience discrimination or being a laugh at with their poor understanding or pronunciation with English especially when they are in another country. This is the same thing with any race or anyone. It is really common with any foreign language learners not just Caucasian Cantonese learners. And when you are traveling, if you do not look like you are from the country, that means you are a foreigner, of course people will expect you to speak another language.
What a great site I never knew learning a language could be so fun. I highly recommend these lessons even if you learn just a little you'll have a great time learning it and a lot of laughs along the way. Regards, Nick