Treasure Island

Tina Chan

Can you Canto?

Can you Canto?
Dai6 gaa1 hou2!
Say nei5 hou2 maa3
From city to city
From country to country
From the Far East to the West
Come now
Come with your Jyut6 Ping3

Can you Canto?
From Guangdong to Hong Kong
To Chinatowns all across the world
As we Cantonese paved the way in U.S. for all Chinese
Spanning a long history
For it is not a mystery
Come now
Come with your Jyut6 Ping3

Can you Canto?
I Canto
You Canto
We all Canto
A dialect so strong
Known for so long
Be it beginner
Be it fluent
Be it advanced
Give it your all
Talk to me
As I talk to you
Come now
Come with your Jyut6 Ping3

Can you Canto?
One by one
In groups by groups
We go
We Canto
With each rising or falling tone
For idioms fit each situation
As MC Jin inventively express Canto with rap
Chigga style
Come now
Come with your Jyut6 Ping3
Cantonese unite

Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2012

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