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Cantonese Key Phrase List

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Thank you!
多謝。 多謝。
do1 ze6.
Thank you!
Hello.
你好。 你好。
nei5 hou2.
Hello.
Good morning.
早晨。 早晨。
zou2 san4.
Good morning.
Goodbye.
再見。 再見。
zoi3 gin3.
Goodbye.
Good evening.
晚安。 晚安。
maan5 on1.
Good evening.
How are you?
你好嗎? 你好嗎?
nei5 hou2 maa3?
How are you?
Good afternoon.
午安。 午安。
ng5 on1.
Good afternoon.
Thank you very much.
非常感謝。 非常感謝。
fei1 soeng4 gam2 ze6.
Thank you very much.
Congratulations!
恭喜。 恭喜。
gung1 hei2.
Congratulations!
I'm sorry.
對唔住。 對唔住。
deoi3 m4 zyu6.
I'm sorry.
What's your name?
你叫咩名? 你叫咩名?
nei5 giu3 me1 meng2?
What's your name?
Where are you from?
你邊度嚟㗎? 你邊度嚟㗎?
nei5 bin1 dou6 lei4 gaa3?
Where are you from?
Where is the bathroom?
廁所喺邊? 廁所喺邊?
ci3 so2 hai2 bin1?
Where is the bathroom?
Good night.
早抖。 早抖。
zou2 tau2.
Good night.
Yes.
係。 係。
hai6
Yes.
Please.
唔該。 唔該。
m4 goi1.
Please.
I'm fine.
我好好。 我好好。
ngo5 hou2 hou2
I'm fine.
Excuse me.
唔好意思。 唔好意思。
m4 hou2 ji3 si1.
Excuse me.
You're welcome.
唔使客氣。 唔使客氣。
m4 sai2 haak3 hei3.
You're welcome.
Nice to meet you.
好開心識到你。 好開心識到你。
hou2 hoi1 sam1 sik1 dou2 nei5.
Nice to meet you.
No.
唔係。 唔係。
m4 hai6.
No.
May I sit here?
我可唔可以坐呢度? 我可唔可以坐呢度?
ngo5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 co2 ni1 dou6?
May I sit here?
I'm (name).
我係... 我係...
ngo5 hai6...
I'm (name).
Hi.
嗨。 嗨。
hei1
Hi.
Thank you very much.
多謝晒。 多謝晒。
do1 ze6 saai3
Thank you very much.
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CantoneseClass101.com Verified
Monday at 03:31 PM
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Hey listeners! What phrases would you add to our list? Write them down here!


P.S. Learn even more useful and unique Cantonese vocab and phrases: https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/cantonese-vocabulary-lists/

CantoneseClass101.com Verified
Thursday at 05:52 PM
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Hi Lewis,


Thank you for posting.

We’ll consider your feedback for our future development.👍


BTW I found the following list where badminton is mentioned:

www.cantoneseclass101.com/cantonese-vocabulary-lists/talking-about-olympic-sports


Let us know if you have any questions.😁

Cheers,

Lena

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Lewis
Monday at 07:19 AM
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Hi Cantonese class 101,

I was wondering if you could do a list of common phrases for sports including badminton 🏸.

I know how crazy my Cantonese friends are about badminton and how big it is in Asia !

Many thanks for your wonderful app.

CantoneseClass101.com Verified
Monday at 07:58 PM
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Hi Brian,


It's a phrase that is more usually used today as a jibe than actual regret. It's like the "hai-yaa" phrase we heard a lot nowadays.


陰公囉!

jam1 gung1 lo3!


Arnold

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Brian
Friday at 08:18 AM
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My mother spoke limited Cantonese and would on occasion say an expression indicating unhappiness or exasperation with the situation. Sounded something like: Yum goong oh!!


Any idea what the actual phrase might be and how to write out in pin yin and chinese characters?

CantoneseClass101.com Verified
Monday at 04:11 AM
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Hi SW,


In this slideshow mode, there is a larger time gap between each of those recordings. If you are looking for a slowed version of the recordings, we will make a plan of rolling it out! 😄


Arnold

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SW
Wednesday at 06:09 AM
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Hi How come for the slideshow mode, the speed, when I click "slow" it is still fast?

CantoneseClass101.com Verified
Saturday at 04:05 PM
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Hello Preston,


Thank you for your questions and advice about adding the direction vocab.

If you are interested in learning more about the direction vocabularies, you may like to check out the following links.

Directions in Cantonese

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson/survival-phrases-31-directions-in-cantonese/

Asking Directions

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson/3minute-cantonese-16-asking-directions/


你好嗎?(nei5 hou2 maa3?) ~ How are you?

我好好/ 我幾好。(ngo5 hou2 hou2 / ngo5 gei2 hou2.) ~ I am fine.

多謝。(do1 ze6.) ~ Thank you.

你呢?(nei5 ne1?) ~ How about you?

對唔住。(deoi3 m4 zyu6.) ~ Sorry.


Siuling

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Preston
Sunday at 05:17 PM
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Hi there, could you please add phrases for giving directions, like, go straight, left or right.

How are you in cantonese is lei ho ma,

I’m fine is ngo ho ho

Thank you is deio m zyu

And how about you is lei li

Is these correct or no

Cantoneseclass@101.com
Sunday at 11:43 AM
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Hello Simon Fraser,


Thank you for your comment and letting us knowing that you are interested in the spoken form.


I really like the Survival Phrases Lesson because it provides lot of useful daily conversation in spoken form. ?

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/category/survival-phrases/


Siuling

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Simon Fraser
Tuesday at 01:59 PM
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I've just seen the other comments. I'm also only interested in the spoken forms