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Hi, guys! Welcome to Cantonese Top Words! Today, we're going to talk about 10 happy words. Happy, happy, happy, happy. Let's go!
The first word is…
1. 開心 (hoi1 sam1) "happy"
乜嘢令你開心呢? (mat1 je5 ling6 nei5 hoi1 sam1 ne1?) "What makes you happy?"
Tell us in the comments!
2. 正 (zeng3) "wonderful; awesome"
呢個地方好正呀。 (ni1 go3 dei6 fong1 hou2 zeng3 aa3.) "This place is awesome."
3. 搞笑 (gaau2 siu3) "funny"
佢好搞笑,最啱去做喜劇。 (keoi5 hou2 gaau2 siu3, zeoi3 aam1 heoi3 zou6 hei2 kek6.) "He's very funny, he should become a comedian."
Do you know anyone who is very funny?
4. 靚 (leng3) "beautiful"
今日天氣好靚,所以我好開心。 (gam1 jat6 tin1 hei3 hou2 leng3, so2 ji3 ngo5 hou2 hoi1 sam1.) "It's a beautiful day today, so I'm happy."
5. 笑 (siu3) "laugh"
笑下心情都會好啲。 (siu3 haa5 sam1 cing4 dou1 wui5 hou2 di1.) "Laughing can lift your spirit."
6. 精神 (zing1 san4) "lively; in good spirits; full of vitality"
你睇落好精神喎! (nei5 tai2 lok6 hou2 zing1 san4 wo3!) "You look like you're full of energy!"
7. 鍾意 (zung1 ji3) "like"
我鍾意笑。 (ngo5 zung1 ji3 siu3.) "I like to laugh."
8. 興奮 (hing1 fan5) "excited"
諗起嚟緊嘅旅行就超級興奮。 (lam2 hei2 lai4 gan2 ge3 leoi5 hang4 zau6 ciu1 kap1 hing1 fan5.) "I'm super excited for the upcoming trip."
9. 滿意 (mun5 ji3) "satisfied"
我對呢間酒店非常滿意。 (ngo5 deoi3 ni1 gaan1 zau2 dim3 fei1 soeng4 mun5 ji3.) "I'm very satisfied with this hotel."
10. 放鬆 (fong3 sung1) "relaxed"
"I feel relaxed when I am near the ocean."
去到海邊個人即刻放鬆晒。 (heoi3 dou3 hoi2 bin1 go3 jan4 zik1 haak1 fong3 sung1 saai3.)
So that's it for today! Today we talked about 10 happy words, which word do you like the most? And what makes you happy? Tell us in the comment section, and I'll see you next time, I'm Olivia. Bye!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which happy word do you like the most?

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Friday at 04:33 AM
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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

利凡特

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robert groulx
Thursday at 10:48 PM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite happy words are 精神


robert

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Wednesday at 02:32 PM
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Hello Vincent,


Thanks for your question. 😉

Here you should consider 諗起 (lam2 hei2) ~ to think about, and 嚟緊 (lai4 gan2) ~ upcoming as different parts. As there is 嘅 (ge3) after 嚟緊 (lai4 gan2) , you can see it, being an adjective, describing an object, i.e., 嚟緊嘅旅行 (lai4 gan2 ge3 leoi5 hang4) ~ the upcoming trip. Besides, your understanding of 旅行(leoi5 hang4) and 超級(ciu1 kap1) is right! 😆 Good!👍


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Vincent
Tuesday at 02:37 AM
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In the sentence for your eighth "Happy Word" 興奮 (hing1 fan5: "excited"), what meaning does 起嚟 (hei2 lei4) have in 諗起嚟緊嘅旅行就超級興奮 (lam2 hei2 lai4 gan2 ge3 leoi5 hang4 zau6 ciu1 kap1 hing1 fan5.] "I'm super excited for the upcoming trip." I understand that 起 often means "to start" or "to rise" and 嚟 often means "to come," that 諗起[lam2 hei2) can mean “to be reminded” and that 起嚟 (hei2 lei4) sometime means “together,” but here I don't understand what 起嚟 (hei2 lei4) means after "諗" (lam2). Also, what word/character in that sentence means “upcoming”, as I understand that 旅行(leoi5 hang4) means “trip” or “travel” and that 超級(ciu1 kap1) means “super”? Thank you for your anticipated help!