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Cantonese Word of the Day – cat (noun)

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貓 (maau1) cat (noun)

帶條紋的貓正在玩紅線。
daai3 tiu4 man4 dik1 maau1 zing3 zoi6 wun6 hung4 sin3
The striped cat is playing with red yarn.

黑猫正在螢幕前走過。
hak1 maau1 zing3 zoi6 jing4 mok6 cin4 zau2 gwo3
The black cat is walking across the screen.

初生的貓叫小貓。
co1 saang1 dik1 maau1 giu3 siu2 maau1
A baby cat is called a kitten.

黑白色的貓
hak1 baak6 sik1 dik1 maau1
black and white cat

寵物貓
cung2 mat6 maau1
pet cat

大貓
daai6 maau1
big cat

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Cantonese Word of the Day – enjoy (verb)

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享受 (hoeng2 sau6) enjoy (verb)

女人正在享受好吃的薄餅。
neoi5 jan2 zing3 zoi6 hoeng2 sau6 hou2 hek3 dik1 bok6 beng2
The woman is enjoying delicious pizza.

家人正在享受假日聚餐。
gaa1 jan4 zing3 zoi6 hoeng2 sau6 gaa3 jat6 zeoi6 caan1
The family is enjoying a holiday meal.

享受晚餐
hoeng2 sau6 maan5 caan1
enjoy dinner

享受美好的天氣
hoeng2 sau6 mei5 hou2 dik1 tin1 hei3
enjoy the fine weather

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Cantonese Word of the Day – makeup (verb)

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化妝 (faa3 zong1) makeup (verb)

她每天早上在火車上化妝。
taa1 mui5 tin1 zou2 soeng6 zoi6 fo2 ce1 soeng6 faa3 zong1
She puts on her makeup every morning on the train.

化妝師正在替女人化妝。
faa3 zong1 si1 zing3 zoi6 tai3 neoi5 jan2 faa3 zong1
The makeup artist is putting makeup on the woman.

化妝箱
faa3 zong1 soeng1
makeup kit

化妝
faa3 zong1
put on makeup

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Cantonese Word of the Day – plan (verb)

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計劃 (gai3 waak6) plan (verb)

我們會計劃去歐洲旅行。
ngo5 mun4 wui5 gai3 waak6 heoi2 au1 zau1 leoi5 hang4
We’ll plan the holiday to Europe.

贊成計劃
zaan3 cing4 gai3 waak6
approve of the plan

計劃
gai3 waak6
make a plan

計劃預算
gai3 waak6 jyu6 syun3
plan the budget

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Cantonese Word of the Day – dog (noun)

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狗 (gau2) dog (noun)

男孩有一頭寵物狗。
naam4 haai4 jyau5 jat1 tau4 cung2 mat6 gau2
The boy has a pet dog.

小白狗在園子內玩黃皮球。
siu2 baak6 gau2 zoi6 jyun4 zi2 noi6 wun6 wong4 pei4 kau4
The little white dog is playing with a yellow ball in the yard.

毛鬆鬆的狗正在追皮球。
mou4 sung1 sung1 dik1 gau2 zing3 zoi6 zeoi1 pei4 kau4
The shaggy dog is running after the ball.

老狗
lou5 gau2
old dog

大狗
daai6 gau2
big dog

一頭棕色狗及一頭黑狗
jat1 tau4 zung1 sik1 gau2 kap6 jat1 tau4 hak1 gau2
a brown dog and a black dog

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Cantonese Word of the Day – shower (verb)

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沐浴 (muk6 juk6) shower (verb)

我在早上沐浴,我先生在晚上沐浴。
ngo5 zoi6 zou2 soeng6 muk6 juk6 ngo5 sin1 saang1 zoi6 maan5 soeng6 muk6 juk6
I shower in the morning, and my husband showers at night.

那男人正在沐浴。
naa5 naam4 jan2 zing3 zoi6 muk6 juk6
The man is taking a shower.

男人正在沐浴室沐浴。
naam4 jan2 zing3 zoi6 muk6 juk6 sat1 muk6 juk6
The man showers in the shower.

男人正在早上沐浴。
naam4 jan2 zing3 zoi6 zou2 soeng6 muk6 juk6
The man is showering in the morning.

男人正在沐浴室沐浴了。
naam4 jan2 zing3 zoi6 muk6 juk6 sat1 muk6 juk6 liu5
The man showered in the shower.

男人在早上沐浴了。
naam4 jan2 zoi6 zou2 soeng6 muk6 juk6 liu5
The man showered in the morning.

男人在早上沐浴。
naam4 jan2 zoi6 zou2 soeng6 muk6 juk6
The man showers in the morning.

在早上沐浴
zoi6 zou2 soeng6 muk6 juk6
shower in the morning

在沐浴室沐浴
zoi6 muk6 juk6 sat1 muk6 juk6
shower in a shower

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Cantonese Word of the Day – worry (verb)

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擔心 (daam1 sam1) worry (verb)

醫生想做檢查難免令人擔心。
ji1 sang1 soeng2 zou6 gim2 caa4 naan6 min5 ling4 jan4 daam1 sam1
It is normal to worry when the doctor wants to take tests.

女人在擔心。
neoi5 jan2 zoi6 daam1 sam1
The woman is worried.

不要擔心太多。
bat1 jiu3 daam1 sam1 taai3 do1
Don’t worry too much.

女人在擔心賬單。
neoi5 jan2 zoi6 daam1 sam1 zoeng3 daan1
The woman is worried about the bill.

女人擔心賬單。
neoi5 jan2 daam1 sam1 zoeng3 daan1
The woman worries about the bill.

女人曾經在擔心賬單。
neoi5 jan2 cang4 ging1 zoi6 daam1 sam1 zoeng3 daan1
The woman worried about the bill.

擔心賬單
daam1 sam1 zoeng3 daan1
worry about a bill

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Cantonese Word of the Day – math (noun)

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數學 (sou3 hok6) math (noun)

我正在上德文班及數學班。
ngo5 zing3 zoi6 soeng5 dak1 man2 baan1 kap6 sou3 hok6 baan1
I’m taking a class in German and one in mathematics.

解答數學問題
gaai2 daap3 sou3 hok6 man6 tai4
Answer the math problem.

數學問題
sou3 hok6 man6 tai4
mathematics problem

簡單數學
gaan2 daan1 sou3 hok6
simple math

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Cantonese Word of the Day – discount (noun)

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折扣 (zit3 kau3) discount (noun)

經理可以為鞋打折。
ging1 lei5 ho2 ji5 wai6 haai4 daa2 zit3
The manager is able to discount the price on the shoes.

七折
cat1 zit3
thirty percent discount

折扣價
zit3 kau3 gaa3
discount price

大折扣
daai6 zit3 kau3
big discount

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Cantonese Word of the Day – supermarket (noun)

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超級市場 (ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4) supermarket (noun)

我的菜全都是在超級市場買的。
ngo5 dik1 coi3 cyun4 dou1 si6 zoi6 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 dik1
I buy all my groceries at the supermarket.

男人及女人正在超級市場買菜。
naam4 jan2 kap6 neoi5 jan2 zing3 zoi6 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 coi3
The man and woman are shopping in a supermarket.

主婦正在超級市場買菜。
zhu2 fu5 zing3 zoi6 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 coi3
The housewives are shopping at the supermarket.

你在超級市場買了甚麼?
nei5 zoi3 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 liu5 sam6 mo1
What did you buy at the supermarket?

超級市場内的蔬菜部
ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 noi6 dik1 so1 coi3 bou6
vegetable section of the supermarket

在超級市場買菜
zoi6 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 coi3
shop in a supermarket

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