Toisanese 5th Lesson

This is my reading of “Volume 1, Lesson 5” of the 1960’s Defense Language Institute’s “Toishanese” course.
You can find the textbook at by searching for “Chinese-Cantonese (Toishan) Basic Course”.

I’m trying to improve my pronunciation by recording myself every 5 lessons.


I tried to make an un-scripted introduction. But the bad thing about speaking spontaneously, is that I don’t have much public speaking practice. I think it really shows in all the “umms” and “errs” almost every other word. Hopefully I get more fluid with more practice.

Here’s a transcript of what I said: Read more of this post