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Hello everybody! Welcome back to Cantonese Weekly Words! This week we are going to talk about Hygiene Actions.
1. 梳頭 (so1 tau4) is “to brush hair"
梳 (so1) is “comb”
我唔梳頭會好似個癲婆。 (ngo5 m4 so1 tau4 wui5 hou2 ci3 go3 din1 po2.) "If I don't brush my hair, I would look like a crazy woman."
2. 沖涼 (cung1 loeng4) "to take a shower” or “take a bath"
That’s why we’re in the bathroom.
沖涼 (cung1 loeng4)
喺浴缸沖涼 (hai2 juk6 gong1 cung1 loeng4) "take a bath in the bathtub"
喺企缸沖涼 (hai2 kei5 gong1 cung1 loeng4) “take a shower in shower case"
3. 洗面 (sai2 min6) "to wash face"
洗 (sai2) is “to wash”, and 面 (min6) is “face”.
訓覺前記得洗面呀。 (fan3 gaau3 cin4 gei3 dak1 sai2 min6 aa3.) "Remember to wash your face before you go to bed."
4. 刷牙 (caat3 ngaa4) is ”to brush teeth"
食完嘢就要刷牙 (sik6 jyun4 je5 zau6 jiu3 caat3 ngaa4) "brush teeth after you eat”.
5. 用牙線 (jung6 ngaa4 sin3) "to use a dental floss"
牙 (ngaa4) is “teeth”, 線 (sin3) is a “thread” or “line”; so 牙線 (ngaa4 sin3) is “dental floss”.
用牙線清潔乾淨好多。 (jung6 ngaa4 sin3 cing1 git3 gon1 zeng6 hou2 do1.) "Using dental floss to clean your teeth is much cleaner than without."
So that’s it for today, today we talked about hygiene actions, and I’ll see you next time in more Cantonese Weekly Words. Please subscribe, and check out the word list on our website CantoneseClass101.com. And I’ll see you next time. Bye!

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