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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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Cantonese Vocabulary – Adjective

very 好 hou2 you are beautiful 你好靚 lei5 hou2 len3 beautiful 靚 len3 big 大 dai6 cheap 平 pen4 cold 凍 dung3 crazy 黐線 tsi1 sin3 cute 得意 dat1 yi3 difficult 難 lan4 深 sam1 easy 容易 yung4 yi6 expensive ...

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Cantonese Vocabulary – Verb

verb 動詞 dung6 tsi4 negation 唔 m4 + (verb) completed 咗 (verb) + dzo2 -ing 緊 (verb) + gan2 will, would 會 wui2 + (verb) be 係 hai6 not be 唔係 m4 hai6 have 有 yau5 not have 冇 mou5 ...

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