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Cantonese Word of the Day - cold (adjective)

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冷 (laang5) cold (adjective)

男人很冷,努力保持溫暖。
naam4 jan2 han2 laang5 nou5 lik6 bou2 ci4 wan1 nyun5
The cold man is struggling to stay warm.

男孩很冷
naam4 haai4 han2 laang5
The boy is cold.

外面很冷,快穿上外套。
ngoi6 min6 han2 laang5 faai3 cyun1 soeng5 ngoi6 tou3
Put on your jacket, because it’s cold outside.

外面很冷
ngoi6 min6 han2 laang5
cold outside

寒冷的一天
hon4 laang5 dik1 jat1 tin1
cold day

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Cantonese Word of the Day - beaver (noun)

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海狸 (hoi2 lei4) beaver (noun)

海狸在淺水裡咬木頭。
hoi2 lei4 zoi6 cin2 seoi2 leoi5 ngaau5 muk6 tau4
The beaver is gnawing wood in the shallow water.

海狸正在披滿雪的河邊。
hoi2 lei4 zing3 zoi6 pei1 mun4 syut3 dik1 ho4 bin1
The beaver is on the snowy river bank.

棕色的海狸
zung1 sik1 dik1 hoi2 lei4
brown beaver

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Cantonese Word of the Day - liter (noun)

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公升 (gung1 sing1) liter (noun)

膠樽裝有兩公升可樂。
gaau1 zeon1 zong1 jau5 leong5 gung1 sing1 ho2 lok6
The bottle contains 2 liters of cola.

兩公升樽
leong5 gung1 sing1 zeon1
two-liter bottle

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Cantonese Word of the Day - check out (verb)

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退房 (teoi3 fong2) check out (verb)

請在早上十時退房。
cing2 zoi6 zou2 soeng6 sap6 si4 teoi3 fong2
Please check out before 10 AM.

酒店退房
zau2 dim3 teoi3 fong2
check out of a hotel

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Cantonese Word of the Day - gorilla (noun)

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大猩猩 (daai6 sing1 sing1) gorilla (noun)

大猩猩正在叢林裡穿梭。
daai6 sing1 sing1 zing3 zoi6 cung4 lam4 leoi5 cyun1 so1
The gorilla is walking down a path in the jungle.

黑銀色的大猩猩
hak1 ngan4 sik1 dik1 daai6 sing1 sing1
black and silver gorilla

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Cantonese Word of the Day - cloud (noun)

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雲 (wan4) cloud (noun)

我不見天上有雲。
ngo5 bat1 gin3 tin1 soeng6 jau5 wan4
I don’t see a cloud in the sky.

鬆泡泡的雲
sung1 paau1 paau1 dik1 wan4
fluffy cloud

黑雲
haak1 wan4
a dark cloud

藍天白雲
laam4 tin1 baak6 wan4
blue sky with white clouds

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Cantonese Word of the Day - explain (verb)

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解釋 (gaai2 sik1) explain (verb)

教授解釋圖表。
gaau3 sau6 gaai2 sik1 tou4 biu2
The professor explains the diagram.

教授解釋了圖表。
gaau3 sau6 gaai2 sik1 liu5 tou4 biu2
The professor explained the diagram.

教授在解釋圖表。
gaau3 sau6 zoi6 gaai2 sik1 tou4 biu2
The professor is explaining the diagram.

他解釋得很清楚。
taa1 gaai2 sik1 dak1 han2 cing1 co2
He explained it very clearly.

男人正在解釋他的主意。
naam4 jan2 zing3 zoi6 gaai2 sik1 taa1 dik1 zyu2 ji3
The man is explaining the idea.

解釋圖表
gaai2 sik1 tou4 biu2
explain a diagram

解釋一個主意
gaai2 sik1 jat1 go3 zyu2 ji3
explain an idea

解釋你的行動
gaai2 sik1 nei5 dik1 hang4 dung6
explain your actions

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Cantonese Word of the Day - carrot (noun)

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紅蘿蔔 (hung4 lo4 baak6) carrot (noun)

紅蘿蔔通常是橙色的。
hung4 lo4 baak6 tung1 soeng4 si6 caang4 sik1 dik1
Carrots are usually orange in color.

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Cantonese Word of the Day - contract (noun)

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合同 (hap6 tung4) contract (noun)

請細閱及簽訂合同。
ceng2 sai3 jyut6 kap6 cim1 ding3 hap6 tung4
Please review and sign the contract.

法律合同
faat3 leot6 hap6 tung4
legal contract

簽訂合同
cim1 ding3 hap6 tung4
sign the contract

販賣合同
faan3 maai6 hap6 tung4
sales contract

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Cantonese Word of the Day - yellow (adjective)

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黄色 (wong4 sik1) yellow (adjective)

木匠正帶著黄色安全帽。
muk6 zoeng6 zing3 daai3 zoek3 wong4 sik1 on1 cyun4 mou2
The carpenter is wearing a yellow helmet.

男孩正在採黃花。
naam4 haai4 zing3 zoi6 coi2 wong4 faa1
The boy is picking yellow flowers.

黄色漆油
wong4 sik1 cat1 jau2
yellow paint

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