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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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房東
(fong4 dung1)
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"landlord"
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房東
(SLOW)
房東
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landlord
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我哥哥個房東唔收支票。
(ngo5 go4 go1 go3 fong4 dung1 m4 sau1 zi1 piu3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"My older brother's landlord will not accept a check."
(SLOW)
我哥哥個房東唔收支票。
2.
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宿舍
(suk1 se3)
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"dormitory"
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宿舍
(SLOW)
宿舍
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dormitory
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我讀大學嗰四年都住喺宿舍。
(ngo5 duk6 daai6 hok6 go2 sei3 nin4 dou1 zyu6 hai2 suk1 se3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I lived in the dormitory for all four years of college."
(SLOW)
我讀大學嗰四年都住喺宿舍。
3.
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公寓大樓
(gung1 jyu6 daai6 lau4)
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"apartment building"
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公寓大樓
(SLOW)
公寓大樓
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apartment building
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呢棟公寓大樓有二十四個單位。
(ni1 dung6 gung1 jyu6 daai6 lau4 jau5 ji6 sap6 sei3 go3 daan1 wai2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"There are 24 apartments in this apartment building."
(SLOW)
呢棟公寓大樓有二十四個單位。
4.
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城市
(sing4 si5)
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"city"
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城市
(SLOW)
城市
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city
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呢個城市好靚。
(ni1 go3 sing4 si5 hou2 leng3.)
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"This city is beautiful."
(SLOW)
呢個城市好靚。
5.
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農場
(nung4 coeng4)
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"farm"
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農場
(SLOW)
農場
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farm
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山羊喺農場玩。
(saan1 joeng4 hai2 nung4 coeng4 waan2.)
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"The goats are playing on the farm."
(SLOW)
山羊喺農場玩。
6.
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海嘯
(hoi2 siu3)
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"tsunami"
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海嘯
(SLOW)
海嘯
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tsunami
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海嘯衝擊城市。
(hoi2 siu3 cung1 gik1 sing4 si5.)
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"The tsunami hit the city."
(SLOW)
海嘯衝擊城市。
7.
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雪崩
(syut3 bang1)
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"avalanche"
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雪崩
(SLOW)
雪崩
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avalanche
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雪崩摧毀咗滑雪度假村,但好彩冇人受傷。
(syut3 bang1 ceoi1 wai2 zo2 waat6 syut3 dou6 gaa3 cyun1, daan6 hou2 coi2 mou5 jan4 sau6 soeng1.)
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"The avalanche destroyed the ski resort, but luckily, nobody was hurt."
(SLOW)
雪崩摧毀咗滑雪度假村,但好彩冇人受傷。
8.
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(fo2)
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"fire"
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(SLOW)
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fire
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火燃燒緊。
(fo2 jin4 siu1 gan2.)
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"The fire is burning."
(SLOW)
火燃燒緊。
9.
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地震
(dei6 zan3)
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"earthquake"
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地震
(SLOW)
地震
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earthquake
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呢個城市經常有發生地震嘅危機。
(ni1 go3 sing4 si5 ging1 soeng4 jau5 faat3 sang1 dei6 zan3 ge3 ngai4 gei1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"In this city, there's always the danger of an earthquake."
(SLOW)
呢個城市經常有發生地震嘅危機。
10.
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沙塵暴
(saa1 can4 bou6)
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"sandstorm"
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沙塵暴
(SLOW)
沙塵暴
(NORMAL SPEED)
sandstorm
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沙塵暴唔單止污染環境,仲會損害身體健康。
(saa1 can4 bou6 m4 daan1 zi2 wu1 jim5 waan4 ging2, zung6 wui5 syun2 hoi6 san1 tai2 gin6 hong1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Sandstorms not only pollute the environment but also harm people's health."
(SLOW)
沙塵暴唔單止污染環境,仲會損害身體健康。
11.
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手套
(sau2 tou3)
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"glove"
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手套
(SLOW)
手套
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glove
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請戴上手套。
(cing2 daai3 soeng5 sau2 tou3.)
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"Please put on gloves."
(SLOW)
請戴上手套。
12.
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(ze1)
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"umbrella"
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(SLOW)
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umbrella
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你有冇帶遮?
(nei5 jau5 mou5 daai3 ze1?)
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"Do you have an umbrella with you?"
(SLOW)
你有冇帶遮?
13.
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(mou2)
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"hat"
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(SLOW)
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hat
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紅色頸巾襯嗰頂帽一定好好睇。
(hung4 sik1 geng2 gan1 can3 go2 deng2 mou2 jat1 ding6 hou2 hou2 tai2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"A red scarf would look nice with that hat."
(SLOW)
紅色頸巾襯嗰頂帽一定好好睇。
14.
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長袖
(coeng4 zau6)
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"long-sleeved"
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長袖
(SLOW)
長袖
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long-sleeved
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長袖衫適合喺天氣凍時著。
(coeng4 zau6 saam1 sik1 hap6 hai2 tin1 hei3 dung3 si4 zoek3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Long-sleeved shirts are good for cold weather."
(SLOW)
長袖衫適合喺天氣凍時著。
15.
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短袖
(dyun2 zau6)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"short-sleeved"
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短袖
(SLOW)
短袖
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short-sleeved
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天氣暖嘅時候,短袖衫會好啲。
(tin1 hei3 nyun5 ge3 si4 hau6, dyun2 zau6 saam1 wui5 hou2 di1.)
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"Short-sleeved shirts are better when it is warm."
(SLOW)
天氣暖嘅時候,短袖衫會好啲。
16.
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(tung3)
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"painful"
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painful
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剝牙好痛。
(mok1 ngaa4 hou2 tung3.)
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"A dental extraction is painful."
(SLOW)
剝牙好痛。
17.
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怕醜
(paa3 cau2)
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"shy"
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怕醜
(SLOW)
怕醜
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shy
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我好怕醜。
(ngo5 hou2 paa3 cau2.)
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"I am shy."
(SLOW)
我好怕醜。
18.
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緊張
(gan2 zoeng1)
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"nervous"
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緊張
(SLOW)
緊張
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nervous
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女人好緊張。
(neoi5 jan2 hou2 gan2 zoeng1.)
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"The woman is nervous."
(SLOW)
女人好緊張。
19.
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興奮
(hing1 fan5)
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"excited"
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興奮
(SLOW)
興奮
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excited
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細路女好興奮。
(sai3 lou6 neoi2 hou2 hing1 fan5.)
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"The little girl is excited."
(SLOW)
細路女好興奮。
20.
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尷尬
(gaam3 gaai3)
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"embarrassed"
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尷尬
(SLOW)
尷尬
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embarrassed
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男仔好尷尬。
(naam4 zai2 hou2 gaam3 gaai3.)
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"The boy is embarrassed."
(SLOW)
男仔好尷尬。
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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