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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question, "What's your favorite number?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to say many numbers and ask someone their favorite number.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
你最鍾意咩數字? (nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 me1 sou3 zi6?)
我最鍾意嘅數字係七。 (ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 sou3 zi6 hai6 cat1.)
Once more with the English translation.
你最鍾意咩數字? (nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 me1 sou3 zi6?)
“What's your favorite number?”
我最鍾意嘅數字係七。 (ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 sou3 zi6 hai6 cat1.)
“It's seven.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “What's your favorite number?”
That's:
你最鍾意咩數字? (nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 me1 sou3 zi6?)
Listen to it again:
你最鍾意咩數字?, 你最鍾意咩數字? (nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 me1 sou3 zi6?, nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 me1 sou3 zi6?)
This Cantonese sentence literally means “You favorite is what number?”
But it means “What's your favorite number?”.
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
我最鍾意嘅數字係[number]. (ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 sou3 zi6 hai6 [number].)
This Cantonese sentence literally means “My favorite number is [number].”
For example:
“It's seven.”
我最鍾意嘅數字係七。, 我最鍾意嘅數字係七。 (ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 sou3 zi6 hai6 cat1., ngo5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 ge3 sou3 zi6 hai6 cat1.)

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Can you count to ten in Cantonese?