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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Cantonese Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Cantonese.
Body
Eric: Here's the formal way to say 'Hi, I'm Olivia.' in Cantonese.
Olivia: [Normal] 你好,我係Olivia。(nei5 hou2, ngo5 hai6 Olivia. )
Eric: First is a word meaning 'Hi'
Olivia: [Normal] 你好 [Slow] 你好 (nei5 hou2)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Olivia: [Normal] 我 [Slow] 我(ngo5)
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Olivia: [Normal] 係 [Slow] 係(hai6)
Eric: Last is the person's name. Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Hi, I'm Olivia.'
Olivia: [Slow] 你好,我係Olivia。 [Normal] 你好,我係Olivia。(nei5 hou2, ngo5 hai6 Olivia. )
Eric: Ok, now let's look at the formal way to say 'Good morning, I'm David.'
Olivia: [Normal] 早晨,我係 David。(zou2 san4, ngo5 hai6 David.)
Eric: First is an expression meaning 'Good morning'
Olivia: [Normal] 早晨 [Slow] 早晨 (zou2 san4)
Eric: Next is the pronoun meaning 'I'
Olivia: [Normal] 我 [Slow] 我(ngo5)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'am'
Olivia: [Normal] 係 [Slow] 係(hai6)
Eric: Last is the person's name. Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day, I'm David.'
Olivia: [Slow] 早晨,我係 David。 [Normal] 早晨,我係 David。(zou2 san4, ngo5 hai6 David.)
Eric: Next up is the formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Olivia: [Normal] 好高興認識你。(hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5)
Eric: First is an adverb meaning 'very'
Olivia: [Normal] 好 [Slow] 好(hou2)
Eric: Next is the adjective meaning 'happy'
Olivia: [Normal] 高興 [Slow] 高興(gou1 hing3)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'to meet'
Olivia: [Normal] 認識 [Slow] 認識(jing6 sik1)
Eric: Last is the pronoun meaning 'you'
Olivia: [Normal] 你 [Slow] 你(nei5)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Olivia: [Slow] 好高興認識你。 [Normal] 好高興認識你。(hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5)
Eric: Lastly we have a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you’ when speaking to a group of people.
Olivia: [Normal] 好高興認識你哋。(hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5 dei6)
Eric: First is an adverb meaning 'very'
Olivia: [Normal] 好 [Slow] 好(hou2)
Eric: Next is the adjective meaning 'happy'
Olivia: [Normal] 高興 [Slow] 高興(gou1 hing3)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'to meet'
Olivia: [Normal] 認識 [Slow] 認識(jing6 sik1)
Eric: Last is the pronoun meaning 'you all’
Olivia: [Normal] 你哋 [Slow] 你哋(nei5 dei6)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.” for a group of people.
Olivia: [Slow] 好高興認識你哋。 [Normal] 好高興認識你哋。(hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5 dei6)
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Olivia: When you introduce yourself, it's a good habit to shake hands in Hong Kong. Always introduce yourself to the higher-ranking people before those who have a lower rank. In most cases, the person of the highest rank will be the oldest person.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Olivia: 拜拜! (baai1 baai3)

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Cantonese?

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Hi Per Carell,


Thanks for your posting! Great!

我都好高興認識你!(ngo5 dou1 hou2 gou1 hing1 jing6 sik1 nei5) ~ Nice to meet you too! 😄


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好高興認識你! hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5! 我係Per! ngo5 hai6 Per!

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Dai ga hou! Ngo hai WingChunBoyz!

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