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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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銀包
(ngan4 baau1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"wallet"
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銀包
(SLOW)
銀包
(NORMAL SPEED)
wallet
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佢幾個月前喺火車站俾人偷咗個銀包。
(keoi5 gei2 go3 jyut6 cin4 hai2 fo2 ce1 zaam6 bei2 jan4 tau1 zo2 go3 ngan4 baau1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"His wallet was stolen in the train station a couple of months ago."
(SLOW)
佢幾個月前喺火車站俾人偷咗個銀包。
2.
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手袋
(sau2 doi2)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"purse"
(NORMAL SPEED)
手袋
(SLOW)
手袋
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purse
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我琴日唔見咗個手袋。
(ngo5 kam4 jat6 m4 gin3 zo2 go3 sau2 doi6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Yesterday I lost my purse."
(SLOW)
我琴日唔見咗個手袋。
3.
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叫餸
(giu3 sung3)
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"order"
(NORMAL SPEED)
叫餸
(SLOW)
叫餸
(NORMAL SPEED)
order
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唔該,我想叫餸。
(m4 goi1, ngo5 soeng2 giu3 sung3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I would like to order, please."
(SLOW)
唔該,我想叫餸。
4.
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草坪
(cou2 ping4)
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"field"
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草坪
(SLOW)
草坪
(NORMAL SPEED)
field
(NORMAL SPEED)
馬喺草坪上奔跑。
(maa5 hai2 cou2 ping4 soeng6 ban1 paau2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The horse is running in the field."
(SLOW)
馬喺草坪上奔跑。
5.
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沙漠
(saa1 mok6)
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"desert"
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沙漠
(SLOW)
沙漠
(NORMAL SPEED)
desert
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喺沙漠經常可以睇到海市蜃樓。
(hai2 saa1 mok6 ging1 soeng4 ho2 ji5 tai2 dou2 hoi2 si5 san4 lau4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"You can frequently see mirages in the desert."
(SLOW)
喺沙漠經常可以睇到海市蜃樓。
6.
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波士
(bo1 si2)
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"boss"
(NORMAL SPEED)
波士
(SLOW)
波士
(NORMAL SPEED)
boss
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我個波士好好人。
(ngo5 go3 bo1 si2 hou2 hou2 jan4.)
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"My boss is very nice."
(SLOW)
我個波士好好人。
7.
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公司
(gung1 si1)
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"office"
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公司
(SLOW)
公司
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office
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我公司好近香港公園。
(ngo5 gung1 si1 hou2 kan5 hoeng1 gong2 gung1 jyun2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"My office is close to Hong Kong park."
(SLOW)
我公司好近香港公園。
8.
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同事
(tung4 si6)
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"coworker"
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同事
(SLOW)
同事
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coworker
(NORMAL SPEED)
有個同事請飲,唔知去唔去好。
(jau5 go3 tung4 si6 ceng2 jam2, m4 zi1 heoi3 m4 heoi3 hou2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"A coworker invited me to her wedding banquet. I'm not sure if I should go."
(SLOW)
有個同事請飲,唔知去唔去好。
9.
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會議
(wui6 ji5)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"meeting"
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會議
(SLOW)
會議
(NORMAL SPEED)
meeting
(NORMAL SPEED)
個會議會喺金融區舉行。
(go3 wui6 ji5 wui5 hai2 gam1 jung4 keoi1 geoi2 hang4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The meeting will take place in the financial district."
(SLOW)
個會議會喺金融區舉行。
10.
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警署
(ging2 cyu5)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"police station"
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警署
(SLOW)
警署
(NORMAL SPEED)
police station
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佢同人打交,所以俾警察帶咗去警署落口供。
(keoi5 tung4 jan4 daa2 gaau1, so2 ji5 bei2 ging2 caat3 daai3 zo2 heoi3 ging2 cyu5 lok6 hau2 gung1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Because he got in a fight with someone, he was taken to the police station to give a statement."
(SLOW)
佢同人打交,所以俾警察帶咗去警署落口供。
11.
(NORMAL SPEED)
藥房
(joek6 fong4)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"pharmacy"
(NORMAL SPEED)
藥房
(SLOW)
藥房
(NORMAL SPEED)
pharmacy
(NORMAL SPEED)
附近有冇藥房?
(fu6 gan6 jau5 mou5 joek6 fong4?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Is there a pharmacy nearby?"
(SLOW)
附近有冇藥房?
12.
(NORMAL SPEED)
麵包鋪
(min6 baau1 pou2)
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"bakery"
(NORMAL SPEED)
麵包鋪
(SLOW)
麵包鋪
(NORMAL SPEED)
bakery
(NORMAL SPEED)
附近有冇麵包鋪?
(fu6 gan6 jau5 mou5 min6 baau1 pou2?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Is there a bakery around here? "
(SLOW)
附近有冇麵包鋪?
13.
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戲院
(hei3 jyun2)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"movie theater"
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戲院
(SLOW)
戲院
(NORMAL SPEED)
movie theater
(NORMAL SPEED)
你想去邊間戲院?
(nei5 soeng2 heoi3 bin1 gaan1 hei3 jyun2?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Which movie theater do you want to visit?"
(SLOW)
你想去邊間戲院?
14.
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談判
(taam4 pun3)
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"negotiation"
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談判
(SLOW)
談判
(NORMAL SPEED)
negotiation
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呢次談判象徵兩國關係嘅緩和。
(ni1 ci3 taam4 pun3 zoeng6 zing1 loeng5 gwok3 gwaan1 hai6 ge3 wun6 wo4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The negotiations indicate a warming in the two countries' relationship."
(SLOW)
呢次談判象徵兩國關係嘅緩和。
15.
(NORMAL SPEED)
合同
(hap6 tung4)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"contract"
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合同
(SLOW)
合同
(NORMAL SPEED)
contract
(NORMAL SPEED)
我要將份合同交俾波士。
(ngo5 jiu3 zoeng1 fan6 hap6 tung4 gaau1 bei2 bo1 si2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I have to hand the contract over to my boss."
(SLOW)
我要將份合同交俾波士。
16.
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商務
(soeng1 mou6)
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"business"
(NORMAL SPEED)
商務
(SLOW)
商務
(NORMAL SPEED)
business
(NORMAL SPEED)
我想開個商務戶口。
(ngo5 soeng2 hoi1 go3 soeng1 mou6 wu6 hau2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I'd like to open a business account."
(SLOW)
我想開個商務戶口。
17.
(NORMAL SPEED)
協議
(hip3 ji5)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"deal"
(NORMAL SPEED)
協議
(SLOW)
協議
(NORMAL SPEED)
deal
(NORMAL SPEED)
我哋有個協議。
(ngo5 dei6 jau5 go3 hip3 ji5.)
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"We have a deal."
(SLOW)
我哋有個協議。
18.
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(mong4)
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"busy"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
busy
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我今個禮拜好忙。
(ngo5 gam1 go3 lai5 baai3 hou2 mong4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"This week I am busy."
(SLOW)
我今個禮拜好忙。
19.
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正經
(zing3 ging1)
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"serious"
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正經
(SLOW)
正經
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serious
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佢都咁大年紀,仲成日咁唔正經。
(keoi5 dou1 gam3 daai6 nin4 gei2, zung6 seng4 jat6 gam3 m4 zing3 ging1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"He's really old, but still isn't serious all day long."
(SLOW)
佢都咁大年紀,仲成日咁唔正經。
20.
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(gui6)
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"tired"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
tired
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你去買嘢啦,我好攰。
(nei5 heoi3 maai5 je5 laa1, ngo5 hou2 gui6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Please do the shopping, I am tired."
(SLOW)
你去買嘢啦,我好攰。
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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