Cantonese Corner

Welcome to the Cantonese Corner!

After living abroad for a year and a half, Jack discovered a passion to keep the Cantonese language alive. In an effort to save the language, he has dedicated an entire segment of the show towards teaching Cantonese to the DIU audience.

Check out this page for more information about the numbers used to indicate Cantonese tones.

Revisit all the old lessons by clicking on an episode below.

DIU Pod 1 (General greetings and compliments)

DIU Pod 2 (Phrases for when you meet new people)

DIU Pod 3 (Phrases for arranging a date)

DIU Pod 4 (Cantonese food culture)

DIU Pod 5 (using the phrase “normally”)

DIU Pod 6 (asking for directions)

DIU Pod 7 (swearing)

DIU Pod 8 (Bros – idiom)

DIU Pod 9 (“Heart” phrases)

DIU Pod 10 (“Tooth” phrases)

DIU Pod 11 (“Shit” phrases)

DIU Pod 12 (Conversation: Greetings)

DIU Pod 13 (Conversation: catching up)

DIU Pod 14 (Zenna’s phrase)

DIU Pod 15 (Conversation: today’s date)

DIU Pod 16 (Conversation: Interrogative)

DIU Pod 17 (Conversation: greetings)

DIU Pod 18 (Conversation: asking for help)

DIU Pod 19 (Shanghainese Corner)

DIU Pod 21 (Chinese New Year)

DIU Pod 22 (Countries and cities)

DIU Pod 23 (Canton women)

DIU Pod 24 (Valentine’s Day vocab)

DIU Pod 25 (Vegetables)

DIU Pod 26 (Subtle Cantonese Traits + emoji sayings)

DIU Pod 27 (Birthday Special)

DIU Pod 28 (Cantonese rap)

DIU Pod 29 (Coronavirus)

DIU Pod 30 (Cantonese movie recommendations)

DIU Pod 38 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 39 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 40 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 41 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 42 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 43 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 44 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 45 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 46 (movie industry)

DIU Pod 47 (Idioms and short stories)

DIU Pod 48 (“Tiger” idioms)

DIU Pod 49 (“Rabbit” idioms)

DIU Pod 52 (furniture)

DIU Pod 53 (episode topics)

DIU Pod 54 (Idioms)

DIU Pod 55 (Idioms)

DIU Pod 56 (Idioms)

DIU Pod 57 (GTFO)