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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.
(NORMAL SPEED)
鄉下
(hoeng1 haa2)
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"country"
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鄉下
(SLOW)
鄉下
(NORMAL SPEED)
country
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佢哋喺鄉下有一間大屋。
(keoi5 dei6 hai2 hoeng1 haa2 jau5 jat1 gaan1 daai6 uk1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"They have a big house in the country."
(SLOW)
佢哋喺鄉下有一間大屋。
2.
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(cyun1)
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"village"
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(SLOW)
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village
(NORMAL SPEED)
我喺一條小村長大。
(ngo5 hai2 jat1 tiu4 siu2 cyun1 zoeng2 daai6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I grew up in a small village."
(SLOW)
我喺一條小村長大。
3.
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(sing4)
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"town"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
town
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我想去城行下。
(ngo5 soeng2 heoi3 sing4 haang4 haa5.)
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"I want to go for a walk in town."
(SLOW)
我想去城行下。
4.
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郊區
(gaau1 keoi1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"suburb"
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郊區
(SLOW)
郊區
(NORMAL SPEED)
suburb
(NORMAL SPEED)
我舊年搬咗去郊區。
(ngo5 gau6 nin2 bun1 zo2 heoi3 gaau1 keoi1.)
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"I moved to the suburbs last year."
(SLOW)
我舊年搬咗去郊區。
5.
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(fong2)
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"room"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
room
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邊間係你間房?
(bin1 gaan1 hai6 nei5 gaan1 fong2?)
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"Which is your room?"
(SLOW)
邊間係你間房?
6.
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燒傷
(siu1 soeng1)
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"burn"
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燒傷
(SLOW)
燒傷
(NORMAL SPEED)
burn
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佢唔小心將滾水倒落左手,造成二級燒傷。
(keoi5 m4 siu2 sam1 zoeng1 gwan2 seoi2 dou2 lok6 zo2 sau2, zou6 sing4 ji6 kap1 siu1 soeng1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"She spilled boiling water on her left hand and has a second degree burn."
(SLOW)
佢唔小心將滾水倒落左手,造成二級燒傷。
7.
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國際象棋
(gwok3 zai3 zoeng6 kei2)
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"chess"
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國際象棋
(SLOW)
國際象棋
(NORMAL SPEED)
chess
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國際象棋係一種講求戰略同集中力嘅遊戲。
(gwok3 zai3 zoeng6 kei2 hai6 jat1 zung2 gong2 kau4 zin3 loek6 tung4 zaap6 zung1 lik6 ge3 jau4 hei3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Chess is a game of strategy and concentration."
(SLOW)
國際象棋係一種講求戰略同集中力嘅遊戲。
8.
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語言
(jyu5 jin4)
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"language"
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語言
(SLOW)
語言
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language
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韓文係南韓嘅官方語言。
(hon4 man2 hai6 naam4 hon4 ge3 gun1 fong1 jyu5 jin4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Korean is the official language of South Korea."
(SLOW)
韓文係南韓嘅官方語言。
9.
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吹乾
(ceoi1 gon1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"blow-dry"
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吹乾
(SLOW)
吹乾
(NORMAL SPEED)
blow-dry
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我每朝吹乾頭髮。
(ngo5 mui5 ziu1 ceoi1 gon1 tau4 faat3.)
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"I blow-dry my hair every morning."
(SLOW)
我每朝吹乾頭髮。
10.
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武術
(mou5 seot6)
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"martial arts"
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武術
(SLOW)
武術
(NORMAL SPEED)
martial arts
(NORMAL SPEED)
我地嘅武術導師習武二十五年。
(ngo5 dei6 ge3 mou5 seot6 dou6 si1 zaap6 mou5 ji6 sap6 ng5 nin4.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Our martial arts instructor has practiced for twenty five years."
(SLOW)
我地嘅武術導師習武二十五年。
11.
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滿意
(mun5 ji3)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"satisfied"
(NORMAL SPEED)
滿意
(SLOW)
滿意
(NORMAL SPEED)
satisfied
(NORMAL SPEED)
佢好滿意。
(keoi5 hou2 mun5 ji3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"He is satisfied."
(SLOW)
佢好滿意。
12.
(NORMAL SPEED)
冷靜
(laang5 zing6)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"calm"
(NORMAL SPEED)
冷靜
(SLOW)
冷靜
(NORMAL SPEED)
calm
(NORMAL SPEED)
佢平時好冷靜,但今日唔係。
(keoi5 ping4 si4 hou2 laang5 zing6, daan6 gam1 jat6 m4 hai6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Normally he is very calm but not today."
(SLOW)
佢平時好冷靜,但今日唔係。
13.
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(so1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"comb"
(NORMAL SPEED)
(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
comb
(NORMAL SPEED)
女人用梳梳緊頭髮。
(neoi5 jan2 jung6 so1 so1 gan2 tau4 faat3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The woman is combing her hair with a comb."
(SLOW)
女人用梳梳緊頭髮。
14.
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啷口
(long2 hau2)
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"gargle"
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啷口
(SLOW)
啷口
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gargle
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我一日啷幾次口。
(ngo5 jat1 jat6 long2 gei2 ci3 hau2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I gargle several times a day."
(SLOW)
我一日啷幾次口。
15.
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唔滿意
(m4 mun5 ji3)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"dissatisfied"
(NORMAL SPEED)
唔滿意
(SLOW)
唔滿意
(NORMAL SPEED)
dissatisfied
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男人唔滿意件產品。
(naam4 jan2 m4 mun5 ji3 gin6 caan2 ban2.)
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"The man is dissatisfied with the product."
(SLOW)
男人唔滿意件產品。
16.
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五千
(ng5 cin1)
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"five thousand"
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五千
(SLOW)
五千
(NORMAL SPEED)
five thousand
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五千人喺廣場度示威。
(ng5 cin1 jan4 hai2 gwong2 coeng4 dou6 si6 wai1.)
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"Five thousand people were protesting on the square."
(SLOW)
五千人喺廣場度示威。
17.
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三千
(saam1 cin1)
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"three thousand"
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三千
(SLOW)
三千
(NORMAL SPEED)
three thousand
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喺秘魯有超過三千種薯仔。
(hai2 bei3 lou5 jau5 ciu1 gwo3 saam1 cin1 zung2 syu4 zai2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"In Peru, more than three thousand types of potatoes exist."
(SLOW)
喺秘魯有超過三千種薯仔。
18.
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六千
(luk6 cin1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"six thousand"
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六千
(SLOW)
六千
(NORMAL SPEED)
six thousand
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希臘有差唔多六千個島。
(hei1 lip6 jau5 caa1 m4 do1 luk6 cin1 go3 dou2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"There are around six thousand islands in Greece."
(SLOW)
希臘有差唔多六千個島。
19.
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七千
(cat1 cin1)
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"seven thousand"
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七千
(SLOW)
七千
(NORMAL SPEED)
seven thousand
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佢賣左七千張唱片。
(keoi5 maai6 zo2 cat1 cin1 zoeng1 coeng3 pin2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"She sold seven thousand albums."
(SLOW)
佢賣左七千張唱片。
20.
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九千
(gau2 cin1)
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"nine thousand"
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九千
(SLOW)
九千
(NORMAL SPEED)
nine thousand
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九千隊軍隊撤出國家。
(gau2 cin1 deoi6 gwan1 deoi2 cit3 ceot1 gwok3 gaa1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Nine thousand troops withdrew from the country."
(SLOW)
九千隊軍隊撤出國家。
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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