May 2, 2008

Protests

People in Hong Kong love to protest. Protests from large to small scale are on the news everyday. Fortunately, most of these are peaceful and unlike in many other places, people in Hong Kong rarely go on real strike.

The slogans shouted out in a protest are usually short, simple, and rather repetitive. You might find them hard to understand through the loud speaker at first, but once you know them, they are actually very easier to follow.

The following is not really a protest, but for some reason, it was conducted just like a typical protest. The crowd were supporting the Beijing Olympics, but they seemed to be quite agitated. It is funny that the leader seemed to run out of slogans towards the end, so she kept repeating the same ones in different languages.



Transcript / Jyutping / Translation

...

中國必勝!
zung1 gwok3 bit1 sing3
China will surely win!

中國加油!
zung1 gwok3 gaa1 jau4
Go China Go!

和平!
wo4 ping4
Peace!

友愛!
jau5 ngoi3
Friendship!

(歡迎中國來...)
(fun1 jing4 zung1 gwok3 lei4...)

歡迎來到中國!
fun1 jing4 lei4 dou3 zung1 gwok3
Welcome to China!

歡迎到中國!
fun1 jing4 dou3 zung1 gwok3
Welcome to China!

Welcome to China!

Welcome to China!

支持北京奧運!
zi1 ci4 bak1 ging1 ou3 wan6
We support the Beijing Olympics!

我愛中國!
ngo5 oi3 zung1 gwok3
We love China!

We love China!

我愛中國! (Mandarin)
We love China!

我愛...
We love...

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