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Looking for Hakka old song about Tofu Seller

客家阿伯酿豆腐 歌詞 快速提升中文程度的方法: 1. 初級者多看中文文章。 2. 中級者多寫中文文章。 3. 高級者多用中文思考。 所以,除了初學者可能有困難外,建議大家多用中文問答。
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How similar are Hakka and Cantonese?

If we take Guangzhou to represent Cantonese and Meixian to represent Hakka we can get an idea. Part one: Isolated-word-intelligibility test With Hakka as the speaker people from Guangzhou only ...
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Hakka (Sixian dialect) issue: some characters with a rising tone (上聲)

This is a feature of certain Hakka varieties, but there is some controversy. Jerry Norman's 1986 work "What is a 客家 Kèjiā Dialect?" puts it thus: To determine whether a dialect is Kèjiā or ...
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Is written Hakka the same as simplified Chinese?

I have an old Hakka textbook, published in Singapore in the 1950s. It is written in transcription (for the learner) and in Chinese, using Traditional characters, including some Hakka-specific ...
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How similar are Hakka and Cantonese?

Quoting from wikipedia: Hakka is not mutually intelligible with Yue, Wu, Southern Min, Mandarin or other branches of Chinese, and itself contains a few mutually unintelligible varieties. The same ...
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Hakka equivalent of 把

Converting @user3306356's comments into an answer here. One possibility is 摎 | lau. This is reported by moedict and Minhakka as only 和/跟, but maybe it can be used (@user…) seems to think so) the way ...
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Questions on a Hakka song and its particular Hakka dialect

Here is the pseudo-answer I promised to include the info that doesn't fit in the question body. Precise transcription of what I hear So I picked this video, and tore it apart in 0.25 speed to figure ...
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Is written Hakka the same as simplified Chinese?

Hakka is a spoken language, as you have pointed out. Traditional and simplified Chinese are variants on a writing system. You can write Hakka in both traditional and simplified Chinese. Before ...
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Is reading Mandarin text straightforward for speakers of other varieties of Chinese?

This is an interesting question, and is one a bit unique to chinese, due to its diglossia ((written language is not 100% matched to spoken language)). I'll start with answering your question, then ...
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Is reading Mandarin text straightforward for speakers of other varieties of Chinese?

Read my answer to a similar question We do have written Cantonese beside SWC and Written Mandarin. But it is only used in casual content like comics, gossip columns, or web chats. For official ...
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Does anyone out there have an old textbook about learning Moiyen Hakka?

With any of the Chinese topolects, having a good foundation in standard Mandarin will open up a lot more resources. The other thing with the Hakkasphere is that it is a lot more fragmented (...
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Does anyone out there have an old textbook about learning Moiyen Hakka?

There is a book entitled Dialect and Folkways Handbook in Meizhou (梅州方言民俗图典) that you can purchase but it is probably more like a dictionary than anything else. Resources for, specifically, ...
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About a (Southern Sixian?) Hakka folk song found on Youtube

I will answer some Chinese related questions, no knowledge on hakka - 結頭 stands for knot (繩結頭), tying two threads together with a knot is a metaphor of love or bond. - Same as above, the knot won't ...
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Hakka song: problem translating a bit

结连理 means "get married" or "become loving husband and wife" '结' short for '结成'(form) '连理' came from '连理枝' (intertwined trees) 连理枝是指两棵树的枝干合生在一起的一种植物。连理枝又称相思树、夫妻树、生死树,比喻夫妻恩爱。...
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