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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
Monday at 3:31 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
Saturday at 4:05 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 5:17 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

CantoneseClass101
Saturday at 4:42 am
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Hi Lalla Ward,


Thank you for your message, we're sorry for the confusion, this list will be updated soon. You're right, we want to provide information that learners can easily understand and use in daily conversation. ?


Olivia

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Lalla Ward
Monday at 5:38 pm
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I agree with other comments, below: it's so confusing to be given different versions of phrases in different bits of the site; I appreciate that there are lots of ways of saying "my name is..." (I am called, I am...) but when you are at the very beginning of this marathon of learning, to find here that "you're welcome" is "bat1 jung6 haak3 hei3" whereas elsewhere it's "m5 sai2 haak3 hei3" is demoralising!!

I think I understand now that the discrepancy is because one is the written version and one the spoken? Please, please do make this clear! As others have said, we new learners are likely to go to 'key phrases', and we need to know what they are about!!!!

Lalla

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 1:59 pm
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I've just seen the other comments. I'm also only interested in the spoken forms

Simon Fraser
Tuesday at 1:57 pm
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Good vocab but a lot of these phrases are very different from the standard ones I have been learning.

Cantoneseclass@101.com
Saturday at 12:07 pm
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Hello 陸方旅,


Thank you so much for letting us know. Appreciate your great help and patience. We will fix it as soon as possible.


英國人(jing1 gwok3 jan4)~ British


Siuling

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陸方旅
Tuesday at 2:09 pm
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Aloha, CantoneseClass101 Support Ninjas,


Typo? (Jing1 gwo3k)


你聽來像英國人。你從哪裡來?


nei5 ting3 loi4 zoeng3 jing1 gwo3k jan4 nei5 cong4 naa5 leoi5 loi6

Cantoneseclass@101.com
Sunday at 10:31 am
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Hello Alison,


Thank you so much for your time and great advice. We have started adding the label of written form or spoken form in some of the lessons. Appreciate so much for sharing your opinion which is so valuable for improving the lesson.

The Movies of Stephen Chow (spoken form)

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson/advanced-audio-blog-4-the-movies-of-stephen-chow/


好多謝你!(hou2 do1 ze6 nei5!)~ Thank you so much!


Siuling

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