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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Cantonese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 25 - Happy Anniversary!
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Siuling: And I'm Siuling.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Cantonese about an anniversary. 阿偉 (aa3 wai5) celebrates his wedding anniversary with his wife, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment-
Siuling: 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: Meaning - "Today is our wedding anniversary. Honey, I will love you forever!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
阿偉: 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 老公,愛你!<3 (lou5 gung1, ngoi3 nei5!)
小儀: 時間過得真係快。Happy Anniversary! (si4 gaan3 gwo3 dak1 zan1 hai6 faai3. Happy Anniversary!)
Maggie: 嘩!閃光彈! (waa3! sim2 gwong1 daan2!)
威仔: Maggie,你唔恨得咁多。 (Maggie, nei5 m4 han6 dak1 gam2 do1.)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
阿偉: 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: "Today is our wedding anniversary. Honey, I will love you forever!"
(clicking sound)
嘉欣: 老公,愛你!<3 (lou5 gung1, ngoi3 nei5!)
Eric: "Hubby, I love you! <3"
小儀: 時間過得真係快。Happy Anniversary! (si4 gaan3 gwo3 dak1 zan1 hai6 faai3. Happy Anniversary!)
Eric: "Time flies! Happy Anniversary!"
Maggie: 嘩!閃光彈! (waa3! sim2 gwong1 daan2!)
Eric: "Wow! Showoffs!"
威仔: Maggie,你唔恨得咁多。 (Maggie, nei5 m4 han6 dak1 gam2 do1.)
Eric: "Maggie, don't be jealous."
POST
Eric: Listen again to 阿偉 (aa3 wai5)'s post.
Siuling: 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: "Today is our wedding anniversary. Honey, I will love you forever!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!) (Regular) 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Today is our anniversary."
Siuling: 今日係我哋結婚週年。 (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4)
Eric: When you want to announce something special about a day, you can start your sentence with…
Siuling: 今日係 (gam1 jat6 hai6)
Eric: Which means "Today is..." Listen again. "Today is our anniversary." is...
Siuling: (SLOW) 今日係我哋結婚週年。 (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4) (REGULAR) 今日係我哋結婚週年。 (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4)
Eric: Then comes the phrase. "Honey, I will love you forever!"
Siuling: 老婆,愛你一萬年! (lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: The last part is literally "I love you for ten thousand years." It comes from a Stephen Chow movie and is widely used nowadays to mean "I will love you forever" Listen again- "Honey, I will love you forever!" is...
Siuling: (SLOW) 老婆,愛你一萬年! (lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!) (REGULAR) 老婆,愛你一萬年! (lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
Eric: All together, "Today is our wedding anniversary. Honey, I will love you forever!"
Siuling: 今日係我哋結婚週年。老婆,愛你一萬年! (gam1 jat6 hai6 ngo5 dei6 git3 fan1 zau1 nin4, lou5 po4, ngoi3 nei5 jat1 maan6 nin4!)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 阿偉 (aa3 wai5)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His wife, 嘉欣 (gaa1 jan1), uses an expression meaning "Hubby, I love you! <3"
Siuling: (SLOW) 老公,愛你!<3 (lou5 gung1, ngoi3 nei5!) (REGULAR) 老公,愛你!<3 (lou5 gung1, ngoi3 nei5!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 老公,愛你!<3 (lou5 gung1, ngoi3 nei5!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling passionate.
Eric: His high school friend, 小儀 (siu2 ji4), uses an expression meaning "Time flies! Happy Anniversary!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 時間過得真係快。Happy Anniversary! (si4 gaan3 gwo3 dak1 zan1 hai6 faai3. Happy Anniversary!) (REGULAR) 時間過得真係快。Happy Anniversary! (si4 gaan3 gwo3 dak1 zan1 hai6 faai3. Happy Anniversary!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 時間過得真係快。Happy Anniversay! (si4 gaan3 gwo3 dak1 zan1 hai6 faai3. Happy Anniversary!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling surprised and happy.
Eric: His wife's high school friend, Maggie (MAGGIE), uses an expression meaning "Wow! Showoffs!"
Siuling: (SLOW) 嘩!閃光彈! (waa3! sim2 gwong1 daan2!) (REGULAR) 嘩!閃光彈! (waa3! sim2 gwong1 daan2!)
[Pause]
Siuling: 嘩!閃光彈! (waa3! sim2 gwong1 daan2!)
Eric: Use this expression to be funny.
Eric: His college friend, 威仔 (wai1 zai2), uses an expression meaning "Maggie, don't be jealous."
Siuling: (SLOW) Maggie,你唔恨得咁多。 (Maggie, nei5 m4 han6 dak1 gam2 do1.) (REGULAR) Maggie,你唔恨得咁多。 (Maggie, nei5 m4 han6 dak1 gam2 do1.)
[Pause]
Siuling: Maggie,你唔恨得咁多。 (Maggie, nei5 m4 han6 dak1 gam2 do1.)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson and this series. If a friend posted something about an anniversary, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. Thank you for listening, everyone!
Siuling: 拜拜 (baai1 baai3)

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If a friend posted something about Anniversary greetings which phrase would you use?

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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is 時間過得真係快。


best wishes


robert