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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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玫瑰
(mui4 gwai3)
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"rose"
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玫瑰
(SLOW)
玫瑰
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rose
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情人節嗰陣啲玫瑰好貴。
(cing4 jan4 zit3 go2 zan6 di1 mui4 gwai3 hou2 gwai3.)
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"During Valentine's Day the roses are very expensive."
(SLOW)
情人節嗰陣啲玫瑰好貴。
2.
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(faa1)
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"flower"
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(SLOW)
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flower
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男仔摘緊黃色嘅花。
(naam4 zai2 zaak6 gan2 wong4 sik1 ge3 faa1.)
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"The boy is picking yellow flowers."
(SLOW)
男仔摘緊黃色嘅花。
3.
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百合
(baak3 hap6)
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"lily"
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百合
(SLOW)
百合
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lily
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佢喺返屋企途中買咗啲百合。
(keoi5 hai2 faan1 uk1 kei2 tou4 zung1 maai5 zo2 di1 baak3 hap6.)
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"She bought some lilies on her way home."
(SLOW)
佢喺返屋企途中買咗啲百合。
4.
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向日葵
(hoeng3 jat6 kwai4)
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"sunflower"
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向日葵
(SLOW)
向日葵
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sunflower
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向日葵可以長到八至十二呎高。
(hoeng3 jat6 kwai4 ho2 ji5 zoeng2 dou3 baat3 zi3 sap6 ji6 cek3 gou1.)
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"Sunflowers grow to heights between 8-12 feet."
(SLOW)
向日葵可以長到八至十二呎高。
5.
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蒲公英
(pou4 gung1 jing1)
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"dandelion"
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蒲公英
(SLOW)
蒲公英
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dandelion
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蒲公英喺某啲地方用嚟做湯同沙律嘅材料。
(pou4 gung1 jing1 hai2 mau5 di1 dei6 fong1 jung6 lei4 zou6 tong1 tung4 saa1 leot2 ge3 coi4 liu2.)
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"Dandelions are eaten in soups and salads in some places."
(SLOW)
蒲公英喺某啲地方用嚟做湯同沙律嘅材料。
6.
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旅遊
(leoi5 jau4)
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"traveling"
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旅遊
(SLOW)
旅遊
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traveling
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呢個男人嘅興趣係旅遊。
(ni1 go3 naam4 jan2 ge3 hing3 ceoi3 hai6 leoi5 jau4.)
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"The man's hobby is traveling."
(SLOW)
呢個男人嘅興趣係旅遊。
7.
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運動
(wan6 dung6)
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"exercising"
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運動
(SLOW)
運動
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exercising
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我做緊運動。
(ngo5 zou6 gan2 wan6 dung6.)
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"I am exercising."
(SLOW)
我做緊運動。
8.
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舉重
(geoi2 cung5)
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"weight lifting"
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舉重
(SLOW)
舉重
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weight lifting
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舉重可以改善體態。
(geoi2 cung5 ho2 ji5 goi2 sin6 tai2 taai3.)
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"Weight lifting can improve your appearance."
(SLOW)
舉重可以改善體態。
9.
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睇書
(tai2 syu1)
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"reading"
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睇書
(SLOW)
睇書
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reading
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我好鐘意睇書。
(ngo5 hou2 zung1 ji3 tai2 syu1.)
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"I really like reading books."
(SLOW)
我好鐘意睇書。
10.
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玩啤牌
(waan2 pe1 paai2)
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"playing cards"
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玩啤牌
(SLOW)
玩啤牌
(NORMAL SPEED)
playing cards
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我鍾意夜晚玩啤牌。
(ngo5 zung1 ji3 je6 maan5 waan2 pe1 paai2.)
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"I love playing cards in the evenings."
(SLOW)
我鍾意夜晚玩啤牌。
11.
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耳環
(ji5 waan2)
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"earring"
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耳環
(SLOW)
耳環
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earring
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呢對耳環好靚。
(ni1 deoi3 ji5 waan2 hou2 leng3.)
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"These earrings are beautiful."
(SLOW)
呢對耳環好靚。
12.
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頸鏈
(geng2 lin2)
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"necklace"
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頸鏈
(SLOW)
頸鏈
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necklace
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你戴緊條頸鏈上面有好靚嘅寶石。
(nei5 daai3 gan2 tiu4 geng2 lin2 soeng6 min6 jau5 hou2 leng3 ge3 bou2 sek6.)
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"The necklace you are wearing has beautiful gems."
(SLOW)
你戴緊條頸鏈上面有好靚嘅寶石。
13.
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戒指
(gaai3 zi2)
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"ring"
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戒指
(SLOW)
戒指
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ring
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我哋喺珠寶店買結婚戒指。
(ngo5 dei6 hai2 zyu1 bou2 dim3 maai5 git3 fan1 gaai3 zi2.)
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"We bought our wedding rings at the jewelry store."
(SLOW)
我哋喺珠寶店買結婚戒指。
14.
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孖煙筒
(maa1 jin1 tung1)
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"boxer shorts"
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孖煙筒
(SLOW)
孖煙筒
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boxer shorts
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孖煙筒係男士內褲。
(maa1 jin1 tung1 hai6 naam4 si6 noi6 fu3.)
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"Boxer shorts are an undergarment for men."
(SLOW)
孖煙筒係男士內褲。
15.
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(kwan4)
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"skirt"
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(SLOW)
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skirt
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佢著咗條黃色嘅裙。
(keoi5 zoek3 zo2 tiu4 wong4 sik1 ge3 kwan4.)
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"She is wearing a yellow skirt."
(SLOW)
佢著咗條黃色嘅裙。
16.
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漢堡包
(hon3 bou2 baau1)
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"hamburger"
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漢堡包
(SLOW)
漢堡包
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hamburger
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漢堡包係喺美國發明。
(hon3 bou2 baau1 hai6 hai2 mei5 gwok3 faat3 ming4.)
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"Hamburgers were invented in America."
(SLOW)
漢堡包係喺美國發明。
17.
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芝士漢堡包
(zi1 si2 hon3 bou2 baau1)
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"cheeseburger"
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芝士漢堡包
(SLOW)
芝士漢堡包
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cheeseburger
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芝士漢堡包指夾有一塊芝士嘅漢堡包。
(zi1 si2 hon3 bou2 baau1 zi2 gaap6 jau5 jat1 faai3 zi1 si2 ge3 hon3 bou2 baau1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"A cheese burger is a hamburger with a slice of cheese."
(SLOW)
芝士漢堡包指夾有一塊芝士嘅漢堡包。
18.
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薄餅
(bok6 beng2)
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"pizza"
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薄餅
(SLOW)
薄餅
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pizza
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薄餅係意大利菜,但受到世界各地愛戴。
(bok6 beng2 hai6 ji3 daai6 lei6 coi3, daan6 sau6 dou3 sai3 gaai3 gok3 dei6 oi3 daai3.)
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"Pizza is an Italian dish, but it is a popular dish around the world."
(SLOW)
薄餅係意大利菜,但受到世界各地愛戴。
19.
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熱狗
(jit6 gau2)
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"hot dog"
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熱狗
(SLOW)
熱狗
(NORMAL SPEED)
hot dog
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熱狗嘅鹽同脂肪含量好高,而且含有防腐劑。
(jit6 gau2 ge3 jim4 tung4 zi1 fong1 ham4 loeng6 hou2 gou1, ji4 ce2 ham4 jau5 fong4 fu6 zai1.)
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"Hot dogs are high in salt and fat, and contain preservatives."
(SLOW)
熱狗嘅鹽同脂肪含量好高,而且含有防腐劑。
20.
(NORMAL SPEED)
貼士
(tip1 si2)
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"tip"
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貼士
(SLOW)
貼士
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tip
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你覺得我哋應唔應該畀貼士?
(nei5 gok3 dak1 ngo5 dei6 jing1 m4 jing1 goi1 bei2 tip1 si2?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Do you think we should leave a tip?"
(SLOW)
你覺得我哋應唔應該畀貼士?
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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