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新學期重要用詞
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homework
作業 作業 (n)
zok3 jip6
homework
作業是學習中重要的一環。 作業是學習中重要的一環。
zok3 jip6 si6 hok6 zaap6 zung1 zung6 jiu3 dik1 jat1 waan4
Your homework is one important part of the learning experience.
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notebook
筆記簿 筆記簿 (n)
bat1 gei3 bou2
notebook
白色單行筆記簿 白色單行筆記簿
baak6 sik1 daan1 hong2 bat1 gei3 bou2
white lined notebook
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classmate
同學 同學 (n)
tung4 hok6
classmate
同學們是朋友。 同學們是朋友。
tung4 hok6 mun4 si6 pang4 jau5
The classmates are friends.
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university
大學 大學 (n)
daai6 hok6
university
他從有名的大學得到了獎學金。 他從有名的大學得到了獎學金。
taa1 cung4 jau5 meng2 dik1 daai6 hok6 dak1 dou3 liu5 zoeng2 hok6 gam1
He received a full scholarship from a famous university.
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backpack
背包 背包 (n)
bui3 baau1
backpack
黑紅色背包 黑紅色背包
hak1 hung4 sik1 bui3 baau1
red and black backpack
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pencil
鉛筆 鉛筆 (n)
jyun4 bat1
pencil
我可以借支鉛筆嗎? 我可以借支鉛筆嗎?
ngo5 ho2 ji5 ze3 zi1 jyun4 bat1 maa3
Can I borrow a pencil?
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pen
原子筆 原子筆 (n)
jyun4 zi2 bat1
pen
原子筆 原子筆
jyun4 zi2 bat1
ballpoint pen
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math
數學 數學 (n)
sou3 hok6
math
我最鍾意嘅學校科目係數學。 我最鍾意嘅學校科目係數學。
ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 hok6 haau6 fo1 muk6 hai6 sou3 hok6.
My favorite subject in school is math.
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exam
考試 考試 (n)
haau2 si3
exam
student
學生 學生 (n)
hok6 sang1
student
summer break
暑假 暑假 (n)
syu2 gaa3
summer break
study
(v)
duk6
study
science
科學 科學 (n)
fo1 hok6
science
school
學校 學校 (n)
hok6 haau6
school
It's the first day of class.
今日係新學期嘅第一天。 今日係新學期嘅第一天。
gam1 jat6 hai6 san1 hok6 kei4 ge3 dai6 jat1 jat6.
It's the first day of class.
Did you finish your homework?
你做晒功課未? 你做晒功課未?
nei5 zou6 saai3 gung1 fo3 mei6?
Did you finish your homework?
We're in the same class!
我哋喺同一班! 我哋喺同一班!
ngo5 dei6 hai2 tung4 jat1 baan1!
We're in the same class!
What classes are you taking?
你上邊啲堂? 你上邊啲堂?
nei5 soeng5 bin1 di1 tong4?
What classes are you taking?
What is your major?
你修邊科? 你修邊科?
nei5 sau1 bin1 fo1?
What is your major?
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CantoneseClass101.com
Friday at 3:35 am
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Hi listeners! What words would you add to this list? Let us know!

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Cantoneseclass@101.com
Sunday at 4:43 pm
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Hello 林培明,


Thank you so much for your comment.

You are right that lots of time Hong Kong people use 佢( keoi5) instead of 他(taa1), 係(hai6) instead of 是(si6 ), 第一日(dai6 jat1 jat6) instead of 第一天(dai6 jat1 tin1) in daily conversation or colloquial expression.

But the 他(taa1), 是(si6 ), 第一天(dai6 jat1 tin1) are the written Chinese which is still commonly used in the news article, written notice, research article, poster, instruction menu or pamphlet, etc.


If you want to focus on learning the conversational Cantonese first, you may want to check out the Survival Phrases Lessons in Cantoneseclass101.com. The Lessons cover lots of essential phrases for traveling, visiting and sightseeing.


Survival Phrases

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/2010/06/05/survival-phrases-1-thank-you/


Hope you will like the lessons. :smile:

Thank you so much for bringing up the discussion and appreciated your great advice and comment.


Siuling

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林培明
Wednesday at 3:25 am
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MISTAKE: 今日係新學期嘅第一天 IS NOT

gam1 jat6 hai6 san1 hok6 kei4 ge3 dai6 jat1 jat6.


一天 IS jat1 tin

jat1 jat6 IS 一日


廣東/香港人講唔講 —

同學們是朋友。

tung4 hok6 mun4 si6 pang4 jau5


佢哋講 — 同學們係朋友

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林培明
Wednesday at 3:18 am
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Cantonese 101 gives the example of 他從有名的大學得到了獎學金。

taa1 cung4 jau5 meng2 dik1 daai6 hok6 dak1 dou3 liu5 zoeng2 hok6 gam1


But I never hear 香港人講 “他” — 佢哋講 “佢”


Am I wrong? Should beginners learn 他 and not 佢?


Or should Cantonese teach 佢 and not 他?

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Cantoneseclass101.com
Thursday at 4:50 am
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Hi stephany,


Thank you for your question.


功課 (gung1 fo3 ) means "homework". It is usually the assignment given by the teacher.

作業 (zok3 jip6) simply means "task" or "exercise".


Siuling

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stephany
Friday at 11:23 am
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hi. i would like to know what is the difference between gung1 fo3 and zok3 jip6