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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…
1.
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白色
(baak6 sik1)
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"white"
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白色
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白色
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white
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白色嘅日本鶴喺雪中跳舞。
(baak6 sik1 ge3 jat6 bun2 hok2 hai2 syut3 zung1 tiu3 mou5.)
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"The white Japanese cranes are dancing in the snow."
(SLOW)
白色嘅日本鶴喺雪中跳舞。
2.
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紅色
(hung4 sik1)
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"red"
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紅色
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紅色
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red
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今日我著紅色衫。
(gam1 jat6 ngo5 zoek3 hung4 sik1 saam1.)
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"Today I wear a red top."
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今日我著紅色衫。
3.
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綠色
(luk6 sik1)
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"green"
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綠色
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綠色
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green
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我有一個綠色袋。
(ngo5 jau5 jat1 go3 luk6 sik1 doi2.)
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"I have a green bag."
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我有一個綠色袋。
4.
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完成
(jyun4 sing4)
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"finish"
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完成
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完成
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finish
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滑雪運動員完成賽事。
(waat6 syut3 wan6 dung6 jyun4 jyun4 sing4 coi3 si6.)
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"The skier finished the race."
(SLOW)
滑雪運動員完成賽事。
5.
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開始
(hoi1 ci2)
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"start"
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開始
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開始
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start
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人老咗,就開始眼花。
(jan4 lou5 zo2, zau6 hoi1 ci2 ngaan5 faa1.)
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"As we age, we start to have blurry vision."
(SLOW)
人老咗,就開始眼花。
6.
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成為
(sing4 wai4)
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"become"
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成為
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成為
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become
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我要成為成功人士。
(ngo5 jiu3 sing4 wai4 sing4 gung1 jan4 si6.)
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"I want to become a successful person."
(SLOW)
我要成為成功人士。
7.
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十四
(sap6 sei3)
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"fourteen"
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十四
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十四
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fourteen
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情人節係二月十四號。
(cing4 jan4 zit3 hai6 ji6 jyut6 sap6 sei3 hou6.)
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"Valentine's Day is on 14th of February."
(SLOW)
情人節係二月十四號。
8.
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十五
(sap6 ng5)
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"fifteen"
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十五
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十五
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fifteen
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今年有十五個颱風嚟咗香港。
(gam1 nin2 jau5 sap6 ng5 go3 toi4 fung1 lei4 zo2 hoeng1 gong2.)
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"Fifteen typhoons came to Hong Kong this year."
(SLOW)
今年有十五個颱風嚟咗香港。
9.
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十六
(sap6 luk6)
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"sixteen"
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十六
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十六
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sixteen
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十六歲嗰陣我仲以為愛情就係詩情畫意。
(sap6 luk6 seoi3 go2 zan6 ngo5 zung6 ji5 wai4 oi3 cing4 zau6 hai6 si1 cing4 waa2 ji3.)
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"When I was sixteen, I thought love was poetic and romantic."
(SLOW)
十六歲嗰陣我仲以為愛情就係詩情畫意。
10.
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打電話
(daa2 din6 waa2)
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"telephone"
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打電話
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打電話
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telephone
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佢打緊電話。
(keoi5 daa2 gan2 din6 waa2.)
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"The person is making a telephone call."
(SLOW)
佢打緊電話。
11.
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(ngaan5)
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"eye"
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eye
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各花入各眼
(gok3 faa1 jap6 gok3 ngaan5)
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
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各花入各眼
12.
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(ngaa4)
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"teeth"
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teeth
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食完嘢刷牙
(sik6 jyun4 je5 caat3 ngaa4)
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"brush teeth after you eat"
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食完嘢刷牙
13.
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(seon4)
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"lip"
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lip
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下唇比上唇厚。
(haa6 seon4 bei2 soeng6 seon4 hau5.)
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"The lower lip is bigger than the upper lip. "
(SLOW)
下唇比上唇厚。
14.
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影印機
(jing2 jan3 gei1)
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"copy machine"
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影印機
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影印機
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copy machine
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我可唔可以用部影印機?
(ngo5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 jung6 bou6 jing2 jan3 gei1?)
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"Can I use the copy machine?"
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我可唔可以用部影印機?
15.
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書枱
(syu1 toi2)
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"desk"
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書枱
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書枱
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desk
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我張書枱可以校高校低㗎。
(ngo5 zoeng1 syu1 toi2 ho2 ji5 gaau3 gou1 gaau3 dai1 gaa3.)
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"My desk's height is adjustable."
(SLOW)
我張書枱可以校高校低㗎。
16.
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(syu1)
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"book"
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book
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你而家睇緊咩書呀?
(nei5 ji4 gaa1 tai2 gan2 me1 syu1 aa3?)
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"What book are you reading now?"
(SLOW)
你而家睇緊咩書呀?
17.
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原子筆
(jyun4 zi2 bat1)
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"pen"
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原子筆
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原子筆
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pen
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畀枝原子筆我。
(bei2 zi1 jyun4 zi2 bat1 ngo5.)
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"Give me a ballpoint pen."
(SLOW)
畀枝原子筆我。
18.
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郵局
(jau4 guk2)
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"post office"
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郵局
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郵局
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post office
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呢條街有間郵局。
(ni1 tiu4 gaai1 jau5 gaan1 jau4 guk2.)
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"There is a post office in this street."
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呢條街有間郵局。
19.
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圖書館
(tou4 syu1 gun2)
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"library"
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圖書館
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圖書館
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library
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高中生喺圖書館溫緊書。
(gou1 zung1 sang1 hai2 tou4 syu1 gun2 wan1 gan2 syu1.)
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"The high school students are studying in the library."
(SLOW)
高中生喺圖書館溫緊書。
20.
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超級市場
(ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4)
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"supermarket"
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超級市場
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超級市場
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supermarket
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超級市場啲蕃茄好平。
(ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 di1 faan1 ke2 hou2 peng4.)
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"The tomatoes are very cheap at the supermarket."
(SLOW)
超級市場啲蕃茄好平。
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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