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Hello! Welcome to Cantonese Weekly Words! I’m Olivia, and this week we are going to talk about Bugs and Insects.
Okay, Bugs and Insects.
蜘蛛 (zi1 zyu1)
蜘蛛 (zi1 zyu1) are “spiders”.
蜘蛛 (zi1 zyu1) in a sentence:
蜘蛛係益蟲,唔好殺佢呀。(zi1 zyu1 hai6 jik1 cung4, m4 hou2 saat3 keoi5 aa3.) “Don't kill spiders, they are good insects.”
螢火蟲 (jing4 fo2 cung4)
螢火蟲 (jing4 fo2 cung4) is “firefly”. Now this is something I like.
每到六月,就可以去睇螢火蟲。(mui5 dou3 luk6 jyut6, zau6 ho2 ji3 heoi3 tai2 jing4 fo2 cung4.) “In June, we can go look at fireflies.”
毛蟲 (mou4 cung4)
毛蟲 (mou4 cung4) is “caterpillar”
我養過毛蟲,睇住佢變成蝴蝶。(ngo5 joeng5 gwo3 mou4 cung4, tai2 zyu6 keoi5 bin3 sing4 wu4 dip2.) “I have kept caterpillar and watch it turn into butterfly.” It was a really cool experience.
蚊 (man1)
蚊 (man1) is “mosquito”. Mosquitos are annoying!
我俾蚊咬。(ngo5 bei2 man1 ngaau5.) “I got bitten by mosquito” or “I got mosquito bites.” 我俾蚊咬。(ngo5 bei2 man1 ngaau5.)
蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1)
蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1) is “bee”
蜜蜂整蜂蜜。 (mat6 fung1 zing2 fung1 mat6.) “Bees make honey.”
See the play of words? 蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1) is “bee” and 蜂蜜 (fung1 mat6) is “honey”. It’s really easy to remember. 蜜蜂 (mat6 fung1) and 蜂蜜 (fung1 mat6)
So that’s it for today, today we talked about Bugs and Insects. And I’ll see you next time at Cantonese Weekly Words. I’m Olivia. Bye! 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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Wednesday at 04:18 PM
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你好Axel,


唔使客氣!咁就好喇,最緊要係搵到一種適合自己嘅輸入法。😉👍


Ada

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Axel
Tuesday at 01:19 PM
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Ada,


好,多謝!

我而家用Chrome extension直接打粵拼!我覺得比較方便喎!


Axel

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Monday at 05:52 PM
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你好Axel,


如果你本身識普通話,咁用普通話拼音打字都係一個好方法,我都係用普通話拼音或者速成打字。😉

你可以參考返我哋呢一個video,裡面有介紹我哋喺香港平時用咩輸入法打字。

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-olivia-8-how-can-i-type-cantonese/


Ada

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Axel
Sunday at 03:23 AM
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你好Ada,


講到呢度,我仲有一個問題要問你。我現係度用普通話嘅拼音打粵語嘅,好慢吖!

你有冇好介紹畀我直接打粵語?唔該晒啦!


Axel

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Friday at 10:59 PM
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你好Axel,


唔使客氣!😄


Ada

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Axel
Thursday at 06:35 AM
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好呀,唔該咁快答畀我!

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Tuesday at 04:36 PM
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你好Axel,


係呀,毛毛蟲同毛蟲都會講,因人而異。😉


Ada

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Axel
Tuesday at 10:25 AM
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人講普通話嘅陣時會講“毛毛蟲”。講粵語嘅時,你哋真係只會用一個“毛”嗎?