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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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"hand"
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hand
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左手
(zo2 sau2)
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"left hand"
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左手
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手臂
(sau2 bei3)
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"arm"
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手臂
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手臂
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arm
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兩條手臂
(loeng5 tiu4 sau2 bei3)
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"two arms"
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兩條手臂
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(goek3)
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"foot"
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foot
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左腳
(zo2 goek3)
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"left foot"
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左腳
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(goek3)
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"leg"
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leg
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長腳
(coeng4 goek3)
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"long legs"
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長腳
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手指
(sau2 zi2)
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"finger"
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手指
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手指
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finger
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五隻手指
(ng5 zek3 sau2 zi2)
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"five fingers"
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五隻手指
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背脊
(bui3 zek3)
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"back"
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背脊
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背脊
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back
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我背脊痛。
(ngo5 bui3 zek3 tung3.)
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"My back hurts."
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我背脊痛。
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(tou5)
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"stomach"
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stomach
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我肚痛。
(ngo5 tou5 tung3.)
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"I have a stomach ache."
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我肚痛。
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(hung1)
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"chest"
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chest
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我胸口痛。
(ngo5 hung1 hau2 tung3.)
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"I have chest pains."
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我胸口痛。
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一月
(jat1 jyut6)
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"January"
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一月
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一月
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January
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呢度一月好凍。
(ni1 dou6 jat1 jyut6 hou2 dung3.)
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"It's very cold here in January."
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呢度一月好凍。
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二月
(ji6 jyut6)
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"February"
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二月
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二月
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February
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二月二十九號係閏年日。
(ji6 jyut6 ji6 sap6 gau2 hou6 hai6 jeon6 nin4 jat6.)
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"Leap year day is February 29th."
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二月二十九號係閏年日。
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三月
(saam1 jyut6)
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"March"
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三月
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三月
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March
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而家係四月,即係上個月係三月。
(ji4 gaa1 hai6 sei3 jyut6, zik1 hai6 soeng6 go3 jyut6 hai6 saam1 jyut6.)
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"It is now April so last month was March."
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而家係四月,即係上個月係三月。
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四月
(sei3 jyut6)
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"April"
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四月
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四月
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April
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四月一號
(sei3 jyut6 jat1 hou6)
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"April first"
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四月一號
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五月
(ng5 jyut6)
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"May"
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五月
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五月
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May
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五月三十一號係世界無煙日。
(ng5 jyut6 saam1 sap6 jat1 hou6 hai6 sai3 gaai3 mou4 jin1 jat6.)
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"May 31st is World No Smoking Day."
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五月三十一號係世界無煙日。
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六月
(luk6 jyut6)
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"June"
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六月
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六月
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June
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六月婚禮
(luk6 jyut6 fan1 lai5)
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"June wedding"
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六月婚禮
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七月
(cat1 jyut6)
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"July"
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七月
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七月
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July
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七月有三十一日。
(cat1 jyut6 jau5 saam1 sap6 jat1 jat6.)
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"July has 31 days."
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七月有三十一日。
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八月
(baat3 jyut6)
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"August"
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八月
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八月
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August
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八月好熱。
(baat3 jyut6 hou2 jit6.)
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"It’s hot in August."
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八月好熱。
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九月
(gau2 jyut6)
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"September"
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九月
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九月
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September
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九月一號
(gau2 jyut6 jat1 hou6)
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"September 1st"
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九月一號
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十月
(sap6 jyut6)
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"October"
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十月
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十月
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October
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十月三十一號係萬聖節。
(sap6 jyut6 saam1 sap6 jat1 hou6 hai6 maan6 sing3 zit3.)
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"Halloween falls on October 31st."
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十月三十一號係萬聖節。
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十一月
(sap6 jat1 jyut6)
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"November"
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十一月
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十一月
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November
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十一月二十四號感恩節
(sap6 jat1 jyut6 ji6 sap6 sei3 hou6 gam2 jan1 zit3)
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"Thanksgiving, November 24th"
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十一月二十四號感恩節
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十二月
(sap6 ji6 jyut6)
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"December"
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十二月
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十二月
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December
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十二月二十五號
(sap6 ji6 jyut6 ji6 sap6 ng5 hou6)
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"December 25th"
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十二月二十五號
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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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite word is 七月


robert