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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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今日
(gam1 jat6)
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"today"
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今日
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今日
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today
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今日六點十五分
(gam1 jat6 luk6 dim2 sap6 ng5 fan1)
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"today at 6:15"
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今日六點十五分
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琴日
(kam4 jat6)
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"yesterday"
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琴日
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琴日
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yesterday
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我琴日請咗一日假。
(ngo5 kam4 jat6 ceng2 zo2 jat1 jat6 gaa3.)
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"I took a day off yesterday."
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我琴日請咗一日假。
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聽日
(ting1 jat6)
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"tomorrow"
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聽日
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聽日
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tomorrow
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聽日見!
(ting1 jat6 gin3!)
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"See you tomorrow!"
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聽日見!
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星期
(sing1 kei4)
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"week"
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星期
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星期
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week
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一個星期有七日。
(jat1 go3 sing1 kei4 jau5 cat1 jat6.)
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"There are seven days in a week."
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一個星期有七日。
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(nin4)
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"year"
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year
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一年有十二個月。
(jat1 nin4 jau5 sap6 ji6 go3 jyut6.)
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"There are 12 months in a year."
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一年有十二個月。
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(miu5)
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"second"
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second
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十秒
(sap6 miu5)
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"ten seconds"
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十秒
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分鐘
(fan1 zung1)
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"minute"
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分鐘
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分鐘
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minute
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三分鐘
(saam1 fan1 zung1)
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"three minutes"
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三分鐘
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(zung1)
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"hour"
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hour
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我每日瞓八個鐘。
(ngo5 mui5 jat6 fan3 baat3 go3 zung1.)
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"I sleep for 8 hours every day."
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我每日瞓八個鐘。
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時鐘
(si4 zung1)
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"clock"
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時鐘
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時鐘
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clock
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鬧鐘
(naau6 zung1)
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"alarm clock"
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鬧鐘
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"o'clock"
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o'clock
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而家十點。
(ji4 gaa1 sap6 dim2.)
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"It's ten o'clock now."
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而家十點。
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日曆
(jat6 lik6)
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"calendar"
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日曆
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日曆
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calendar
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係時候要換日曆喇。
(hai6 si4 hau6 jiu3 wun6 jat6 lik6 laa3.)
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"It's time to change the calendar."
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係時候要換日曆喇。
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星期一
(sing1 kei4 jat1)
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"Monday"
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星期一
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星期一
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Monday
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又到星期一喇。
(jau6 dou3 sing1 kei4 jat1 laa3.)
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"It's Monday again."
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又到星期一喇。
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星期二
(sing1 kei4 ji6)
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"Tuesday"
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星期二
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星期二
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Tuesday
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下星期二
(haa6 sing1 kei4 ji6)
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"Tuesday next week"
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下星期二
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星期三
(sing1 kei4 saam1)
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"Wednesday"
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星期三
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星期三
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Wednesday
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十八號星期三
(sap6 baat3 hou6 sing1 kei4 saam3)
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"Wednesday the 18th"
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十八號星期三
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星期四
(sing1 kei4 sei3)
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"Thursday"
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星期四
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星期四
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Thursday
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喺星期四
(hai2 sing1 kei4 sei3)
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"on Thursday"
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喺星期四
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星期五
(sing1 kei4 ng5)
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"Friday"
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星期五
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星期五
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Friday
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喺日曆上面寫星期五嘅約定。
(hai2 jat6 lik6 soeng6 min6 se2 sing1 kei4 ng5 ge3 joek3 ding6.)
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"Write the plans for Friday on the calendar."
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喺日曆上面寫星期五嘅約定。
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星期六
(sing1 kei4 luk6)
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"Saturday"
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星期六
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星期六
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Saturday
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星期六晚
(sing1 kei4 luk6 maan5)
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"Saturday night"
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星期六晚
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星期日
(sing1 kei4 jat6)
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"Sunday"
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星期日
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星期日
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Sunday
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星期日朝早
(sing1 kei4 jat6 ziu1 zou2)
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"Sunday morning"
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星期日朝早
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"do"
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do
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完成
(jyun4 sing4)
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"to do it all"
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完成
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"go"
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go
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直去
(zik6 heoi3)
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"go straight ahead"
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直去
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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Hi robert groulx,


Thanks for posting! 😉 I like Saturday too!


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite word is 星期六


robert