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What Was the First Phrase You Learned?

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Thank you.
多謝。 多謝。
do1 ze6
Thank you.
唔該,但係 唔該,但係
m4 goi1, daan6 hai6
thank you, but
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Hello.
你好。 你好。
nei5 hou2
Hello.
I love you.
我愛你。 我愛你。
ngo5 oi3 nei5.
I love you.
Yes.
係。 係。
hai6
Yes.
Delicious!
好食! 好食!
hou2 sik6!
Delicious!
Awesome!
正! 正!
zeng3!
Awesome!
My name is ~.
我叫…. 我叫….
ngo5 giu3
My name is ~.
Sorry.
對唔住。 對唔住。
deoi3 m4 zyu6.
Sorry.
Bye.
拜拜。 拜拜。
baai1 baai3
Bye.
You're beautiful.
你好靚。 你好靚。
nei5 hou2 leng3.
You're beautiful.
Okay.
好。 好。
hou2
Okay.
How much is it?
幾錢? 幾錢?
gei2 cin2
How much is it?
I'm good.
我好好。 我好好。
ngo5 hou2 hou2.
I'm good.
I don't understand.
我唔明。 我唔明。
ngo5 m4 ming4.
I don't understand.
I'm okay.
我OK啦。 我OK啦。
ngo5 OK laa1.
I'm okay.
Good.
好。 好。
hou2.
Good.
I'm from ~.
我嚟自... 我嚟自...
ngo5 lei4 zi6...
I'm from ~.
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CantoneseClass101.com
Thursday at 3:58 pm
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Hey listeners! What was the first Cantonese phrase you learned? And which one of these were you the most surprised by? Let us know in Cantonese!

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CantoneseClass101.com
Saturday at 7:18 am
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Hello Adam R,


I agree that both 正(zeng3) and 廁所(ci3 so2) are pretty useful words in Cantonese. 👍


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Adam R
Tuesday at 1:04 am
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I'm with Dan B: Wayne's World not only taught me 正,but also 厕所.

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CantoneseClass101.com
Monday at 12:49 pm
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Hi Mike,

Hi Dan B,


Thank you for your comments! That's great to hear. Let us know if you have any questions.


Cheers,


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Dan B
Sunday at 12:13 am
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I learned 3 phrases not knowing that it was Cantonese at the time。。。垃手,拍手,同埋膀手


But maybe 正 was my first word, which I learned from "Wayne's World".

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Mike
Saturday at 11:08 pm
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My first Cantonese word was father (父親).

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Cantoneseclass101.com
Saturday at 4:37 pm
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Hello Zoé,


How sweet!


靚仔(leng3 zai2) is "good-looking boy".

靚女(leng3 neoi2) is "pretty girl".


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Zoé
Wednesday at 9:17 pm
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My boyfriend is cantonese and tought me nei hou liang zai (hello handsome. As a joke. :laughing:

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CantoneseClass101
Monday at 7:18 pm
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Hi Leah,


That's great!! Having a friend who speaks the language natively can help you progress in Cantonese greatly! :thumbsup:

Keep up the good work!


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Leah
Sunday at 12:28 am
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My Cantonese friend from Hong Kong taught me the correct pronunciation of "nei hou" when we walked to class together one day. :sunglasses: