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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Cantonese Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Cantonese.
Body
Eric: First we have the informal way to say 'Thank you.' in Cantonese.
Olivia: [Normal] 唔該。(m4 goi1)
Eric: This expression is used when someone does a service or assists you. It has only one phrase, meaning 'Thank you'
Olivia: [Normal] 唔該 [Slow] 唔該 (m4 goi1)
Eric: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Thank you.'
Olivia: [Slow] 唔該。 [Normal] 唔該。(m4 goi1)
Eric: Ok, now let's see the informal way to say 'Thank you very much.'
Olivia: [Normal] 唔該晒。(m4 goi1 sai3)
Eric: First is the phrase meaning 'Thank you'
Olivia: [Normal] 唔該 [Slow] 唔該 (m4 goi1)
Eric: Last is the adverb meaning 'entirely'
Olivia: [Normal] 晒 [Slow] 晒(saai3)
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Thank you very much.'
Olivia: [Slow] 唔該晒。 [Normal] 唔該晒。(m4 goi1 sai3)
Eric: Next we have another way to say 'Thank you.'
Olivia: [Normal] 多謝。(do1 ze6)
Eric: This expression is used when someone gives you a gift, compliment, or blessing. It has only one phrase, meaning 'Thank you'
Olivia: [Normal] 多謝。[Slow] 多謝。(do1 ze6)
Eric: Listen again to the word meaning 'Thank you.'
Olivia: [Slow] 多謝。 [Normal] 多謝。(do1 ze6)
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'Thanks for everything.'
Olivia: [Normal] 多謝晒。(do1 ze6 saai3)
Eric: First is a phrase meaning 'Thank you'
Olivia: [Normal] 多謝 [Slow] 多謝(do1 ze6)
Eric: Last is the adverb meaning 'completely'
Olivia: [Normal] 晒 [Slow] 晒(saai3)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Thanks for everything.'
Olivia: [Slow] 多謝晒。 [Normal] 多謝晒。(do1 ze6 saai3)
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Olivia: If you’re not sure about whether to use 唔該 (m4 goi1) or 多謝 (do1 ze6) to say “Thanks”, remember that 多謝 (do1 ze6) expresses a deeper appreciation of personal kindness. It is typically used in more formal situations.

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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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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Wednesday at 05:19 PM
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Hi Phillip,


Thanks for sharing your experience. 😉


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Phillip
Tuesday at 01:57 PM
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Yes, I've heard 唔該 and 多謝 because I used to live close to some Cantonese neighbors

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John
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Yes, I knew do zei