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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in Cantonese.
Hi everybody, my name is Olivia.
Welcome to The 800 Core Cantonese Words and Phrases video series!
This series will teach you the eight hundred most common words and phrases in Cantonese.
Ok! Let's get started! First is…
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你好。
(nei5 hou2.)
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"Hello."
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你好。
(SLOW)
你好。
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Hello.
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啲人講緊 "你好"。
(di1 jan4 gong2 gan2 "nei5 hou2 "。)
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"The people are saying, "Hello.""
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啲人講緊 "你好"。
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唔好意思。
(m4 hou2 ji3 si1.)
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"Excuse me."
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唔好意思。
(SLOW)
唔好意思。
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Excuse me.
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唔好意思,你有冇見過我隻狗?
(m4 hou2 ji3 si1, nei5 jau5 mou5 gin3 gwo3 ngo5 zek3 gau2?)
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"Excuse me, have you seen my dog?"
(SLOW)
唔好意思,你有冇見過我隻狗?
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對唔住。
(deoi3 m4 zyu6.)
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"I'm sorry."
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對唔住。
(SLOW)
對唔住。
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I'm sorry.
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對唔住,呢啲特殊案件我哋唔受理。
(deoi3 m4 zyu6, ni1 di1 dak6 syu4 on3 gin2 ngo5 dei6 m4 sau6 lei5.)
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"I'm sorry, we don't handle these special cases."
(SLOW)
對唔住,呢啲特殊案件我哋唔受理。
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早唞。
(zou2 tau2.)
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"Good night."
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早唞。
(SLOW)
早唞。
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Good night.
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早唞,遲啲再傾。
(zou2 tau2, ci4 di1 zoi3 king1.)
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"Good night, I'll talk to you soon."
(SLOW)
早唞,遲啲再傾。
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好高興認識你。
(hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5.)
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"Nice to meet you."
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好高興認識你。
(SLOW)
好高興認識你。
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Nice to meet you.
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請入嚟。好高興認識你。
(cing2 jap6 lei4. hou2 gou1 hing3 jing6 sik1 nei5.)
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"Please come in. Nice to meet you."
(SLOW)
請入嚟。好高興認識你。
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你好嗎?
(nei5 hou2 maa3?)
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"How are you?"
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你好嗎?
(SLOW)
你好嗎?
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How are you?
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好耐冇見,你好嗎?
(hou2 noi6 mou5 gin3, nei5 hou2 maa3?)
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"It's been a long time, how are you?"
(SLOW)
好耐冇見,你好嗎?
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係。
(hai6.)
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"Yes."
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係。
(SLOW)
係。
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Yes.
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係。係真嘅。
(hai6. hai6 zan1 ge3. )
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"Yes. It's true."
(SLOW)
係。係真嘅。
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唔係。
(m4 hai6.)
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"No."
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唔係。
(SLOW)
唔係。
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No.
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唔係,我係學生。
(m4 hai6, ngo5 hai6 hok6 saang1.)
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"No, I'm a student."
(SLOW)
唔係,我係學生。
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唔該。
(m4 goi1.)
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"Thank you."
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唔該。
(SLOW)
唔該。
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Thank you.
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呢度停吖,唔該。
(ni1 dou6 ting4 aa1. m4 goi1.)
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"Stop here, thank you."
(SLOW)
呢度停吖,唔該。
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我叫...
(ngo5 giu3...)
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"I'm..."
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我叫...
(SLOW)
我叫...
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I'm...
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我叫Jon.
(ngo5 giu3 Jon.)
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"I'm Jon."
(SLOW)
我叫Jon.
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再見。
(zoi3 gin3.)
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"Goodbye."
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再見。
(SLOW)
再見。
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Goodbye.
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再見,遲啲見。
(zoi3 gin3, ci4 di1 gin3.)
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"Goodbye, see you soon."
(SLOW)
再見,遲啲見。
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(seoi1)
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"bad"
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(SLOW)
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bad
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嗰個男人好衰。
(go2 go3 naam4 jan2 hou2 seoi1.)
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"The man is bad."
(SLOW)
嗰個男人好衰。
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(hou2)
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"good"
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(SLOW)
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good
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佢係一個好人。
(keoi5 hai6 jat1 go3 hou2 jan4.)
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"She is a good person."
(SLOW)
佢係一個好人。
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(leng3)
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"pretty"
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(SLOW)
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pretty
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呢頂帽好靚。
(ni1 deng2 mou2 hou2 leng3.)
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"This hat is very pretty."
(SLOW)
呢頂帽好靚。
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(cau2)
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"ugly"
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(SLOW)
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ugly
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嗰隻係一隻好醜嘅狗。
(go2 zek3 hai6 jat1 zek3 hou2 cau2 ge3 gau2.)
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"That is a very ugly dog."
(SLOW)
嗰隻係一隻好醜嘅狗。
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容易
(jung4 ji6)
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"easy"
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容易
(SLOW)
容易
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easy
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而家天氣轉涼,好容易病。
(ji4 gaa1 tin1 hei3 zyun2 loeng4, hou2 jung4 ji6 beng6.)
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"It’s getting cold these days, so it is easy to get sick."
(SLOW)
而家天氣轉涼,好容易病。
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(naan4)
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"difficult"
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(SLOW)
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difficult
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英文好難。
(jing1 man2 hou2 naan4.)
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"English is difficult."
(SLOW)
英文好難。
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(kan5)
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"near"
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(SLOW)
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near
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我住近大學。
(ngo5 zyu6 kan5 daai6 hok6.)
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"I live near the university."
(SLOW)
我住近大學。
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(jyun5)
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"far"
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far
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車站離呢度好遠。
(ce1 zaam6 lei4 ni1 dou6 hou2 jyun5.)
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"The station is far from here."
(SLOW)
車站離呢度好遠。
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(sai3)
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"small"
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(SLOW)
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small
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你嘅圈子太細喇,快啲出去識多啲朋友!
(nei5 ge3 hyun1 zi2 taai3 sai3 laa3, faai3 di1 ceot1 heoi3 sik1 do1 di1 pang4 jau5!)
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"Your circle is too small, get out and make some friends!"
(SLOW)
你嘅圈子太細喇,快啲出去識多啲朋友!
Well done! In this lesson, you expanded your vocabulary and learned 20 new useful words.
See you next time!
再見。(zoi3 gin3.)

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Practice here & get feedback! Pick 1 word from this core list and come up with a sentence. Post the sentence in the comments below to get feedback from our learning community.

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Hello robert groulx,


Thanks very much for your sharing again! 😆


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite word is 你嘅圈子太細喇,快啲出去識多啲朋友!


robert