Thursday, September 13, 2007

At this rate, I will know approximately 23 phrases by the time I leave

On Saturday, I will have been in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. And in that time, I have learned 4 distinct phrases. It was 3 until today, but I decided to finally ask someone how to say "hello." Haven't gotten to "goodbye" yet.

- Mm goi: thank you/please/get waiters attention
- Char siu bao: steamed pork buns
- Diu: fuck
- Ne ho: hello (though the Internet suggests this actually means "how are you"...looks like I only know 3 1/2 phrases)

I should probably learn some more. But honestly, "mm goi" and "char siu bao" are pretty much all I need on a daily basis.

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