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Cantonese Survival phrases, lesson 35. Can You Write It Down? In the previous lesson, we covered how to ask how do you say this in Cantonese. 呢個廣東話點講?(ni1 go3 gwong2 dung1 waa2 dim2 gong2). Do you remember? How do you say this In Cantonese? 呢個廣東話點講?(ni1 go3 gwong2 dung1 waa2 dim2 gong2). Today, we are going to teach you how to ask someone to write down new words for you. First of all, let’s learn how to say, can you write it down. 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1). Can you write it down? 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1) We already know 可唔可以(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 ) and this means can or cannot. 可唔可以(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 ) Next we have 寫(se2) which in Cantonese is to write, 寫(se2) to write. Pay attention to the tone. It’s a high rising tone 寫(se2), 寫(se2) to write and 低(dai1) means down or low, 低(dai1) down or low. 寫低(se2 dai1) To write down, 寫低(se2 dai1) to write down. 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1) Can you write it down? 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1) Can you write it down? If you want to make it more polite, you can add the help me phrase before the verb 寫低(se2 dai1) or to write down. Help me is 幫我(bong1 ngo5), 幫我(bong1 ngo5) help me. We learned this in the previous lesson. As part of the sentence, can you take my picture? 可唔可以幫我影張相?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 jing2 zoeng1 soeng2). Do you remember? Can you help me take my picture? 可唔可以幫我影張相?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 jing2 zoeng1 soeng2). Can you help me take my picture? So 幫我(bong1 ngo5) is a really useful phrase. Here we use it to ask, can you help me write it down. 可唔可以幫我寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 se2 dai1). There is one other great way to say this. It’s 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1) Did you understand that? 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1). 唔該(m4 goi1) means please. 寫低(se2 dai1) means to write down. 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1). Please write it down. So we have two ways to ask someone to write something down. 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1) and 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1). And if you want to be super polite, you can combine the two. 唔該,可唔可以幫我寫低?(m4 goi1, ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 se2 dai1). Excuse me, can you please help me write this down. 唔該,可唔可以幫我寫低?(m4 goi1, ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 se2 dai1). Really. I think 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1) is probably the easiest but let’s move on to our regular test now.
I will give you the English and you give us the Cantonese. Can you write it down? 可唔可以寫低?(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 se2 dai1) Can you help me write it down ? 可唔可以幫我寫低?( ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 se2 dai1). Please write it down. 唔該寫低(m4 goi1 se2 dai1). All right, that’s about does it for today. Remember to stop by cantoneseclass101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF and if you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Bye bye!

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Today we learn how to ask someone to "Write it down please" in Cantonese.

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Hi lo taai,


No problem.

Ladies market in Cantonese is 女人街 (neoi5 jan2 gaai1). :smile:


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m5 goi5 bong1ngo5 se2 dai1 ladies market . ? neui5 yan6 gaai1

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