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Hi! I’m Olivia! Welcome back to Cantonese Weekly Words. This week’s topic is Rooms.
睡房 (seoi6 fong2)
睡房 (seoi6 fong2) is bedroom
睡 (seoi6) means “to sleep”, 房 (fong2) is “room”. So the room for sleeping is bedroom.
我間睡房好細。(ngo5 gaan1 seoi6 fong2 hou2 sai3.) “My bedroom is very small.” It’s too small!
廚房 (cyu4 fong2)
廚房 (cyu4 fong2) is kitchen the room for cooking.
我個廚房唔夠大。(ngo5 go3 cyu4 fong2 m4 gau3 daai6.) “My kitchen is not big enough.” I like a very big kitchen.
客廳 (haak3 teng1)
客廳 (haak3 teng1) is living room
客 (haak3) is actually “guests”; 廳 (teng1) is “living room”, so it’s like a big room for guests to sit when they visit. 客廳 (haak3 teng1)
我客廳張梳化係白色嘅。(ngo5 haak3 teng1 zoeng1 so1 faa2 hai6 baak6 sik1 ge3.) “The sofa in my living room is white.” So we ask the kids not to play around the sofa.
廁所 (ci3 so2)
廁所 (ci3 so2) is bathroom
你個廁所好臭呀。(nei5 go3 ci3 so2 hou2 cau3 aa3.) “Your bathroom stinks.” “Your bathroom smells.”
飯廳 (faan6 teng1)
飯廳 (faan6 teng1) is dining room
飯 (faan6) is “rice”, or “a meal”; so a big room for rice, to eat, is dining room.
飯廳嘅色調係啡色同綠色。(faan6 teng1 ge3 sik1 diu6 hai6 fe1 sik1 tung4 luk6 sik1.) “The color theme of the dining room is brown and green.” How about yours?
So that’s it for today, today we talked about rooms. And I’ll see you next time at Cantonese Weekly Words, I’m Olivia, shooting in Hong Kong, and I’ll see you next time! 下次見!


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

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Love the example sentences. But could Olivia repeat the sentences at least 2 times . ? Thank you.

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Sunday at 10:41 PM
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thanks for the lesson

my favorite room is 書房


Saturday at 11:32 AM
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Hello Marie,

Very Good observation!! ??

We usually use 間(gaan1) as a measure word for "room" or "house".

For example, 一間屋(jat1 gaan1 guk1), 一間房(jat1 gaan1 fong2). Somehow for 廚房(cyu4 fong2) we usually use 個(go3). But sometimes you may hear people use the measure word 間(gaan1) for 廚房(cyu4 fong2) too.


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Monday at 10:00 AM
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Is there any pattern as to which measure word the different rooms use? I notice that seoi6 fong2 uses gaan1, but cyu4 fong2 uses go3.