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Cantonese Vocabulary – Shopping

Shopping I need… 我要… Ngóh yiu… expensive 貴 gwai cheap 平 pèhng …toothpaste. …牙膏. ngàh gōu. …a toothbrush. …牙刷. ngàh chaat. …tampons. …衛生巾. waihsāng’gān. …soap. …番挸. fāan’gáan. …shampoo. …洗頭水. sái’tàuhséui. …pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen) …止痛藥. jí’tung yeuhk. …cold ...

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Cantonese Vocabulary – Direction

Directions left 左 jó right 右 yauh north 北面 bākmihn south 南面 nàahm’mihn east 東面 dūngmihn west 西面 sāimihn How do I get to _____ ? 我可以點去_____呀? Ngóh hó’yi dím heui _____ a? the train station 火車站 fóchē jaahm the bus ...

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Cantonese Vocabulary – Time/Week/Month

Time now 而家 yīgā late 遲 chìh early 早 jóu morning 朝早 jīujóu afternoon 晏晝 ngaanjau evening 夜晚 yeh máahn one o’clock 一點 yāt dím two o’clock 兩點 léuhng dím (not 二點) two five 兩點一 / 兩點踏一 léuhng dím yāt/léuhng ...

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Greeting in Cantonese

• Hello – 你好 (lei hou) • How are you? – 你好嗎? (lei hou ma) • I’m fine – 我好好 (aw hou hou) • Quite good – 幾好 (gei hou) • Not bad – 唔错 (m chou) • Terrible – ...

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Cantonese Vocabulary – Common Phrase

what’s up? 點呀 dim2 a3 thank you! 唔該 m4 goi1 (for a service) 多謝 do1 dze4 (for a gift)    Lit. many thanks you’re welcome 唔哂(客氣) m4 sai2 (hat3 hei3) how are you? 你好嗎 lei5 hou2 ma3 have you eaten yet? ...

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