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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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(biu1)
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"watch"
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watch
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呢隻錶邊個送俾你㗎?
(ni1 zek3 biu1 bin1 go3 sung3 bei2 nei5 gaa3?)
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"Who gave you this watch?"
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呢隻錶邊個送俾你㗎?
2.
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眼鏡
(ngaan5 geng2)
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" glasses"
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眼鏡
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眼鏡
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glasses
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喺室內唔好戴太陽眼鏡。
(hai2 sat1 noi6 m4 hou2 daai3 taai3 joeng4 ngaan5 geng2.)
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"Don't wear sunglasses indoors."
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喺室內唔好戴太陽眼鏡。
3.
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外套
(ngoi6 tou3)
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"jacket"
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外套
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外套
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jacket
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出面好凍,快啲著外套。
(ceot1 min6 hou2 dung3, faai3 di1 zoek3 ngoi6 tou3.)
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"Put on your jacket, because it's cold outside. "
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出面好凍,快啲著外套。
4.
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(sau1)
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"receive"
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receive
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次次交換禮物我都收到啲冇用嘅嘢。
(ci3 ci3 gaau1 wun6 lai5 mat6 ngo5 dou1 sau1 dou3 di1 mou5 jung6 ge3 je5.)
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"I receive useless things every time we exchange gifts."
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次次交換禮物我都收到啲冇用嘅嘢。
5.
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(wan2)
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"search"
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search
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我要搵屋。
(ngo5 jiu3 wan2 uk1.)
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"I need to search for an apartment."
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我要搵屋。
6.
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(lo2)
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" take"
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take
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唔該喺雪櫃攞支紅酒出嚟吖。
(m4 goi1 hai2 syut3 gwai6 lo2 zi1 hung4 zau2 ceot1 lei4 aa1.)
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"Please take a bottle of red wine out of the fridge."
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唔該喺雪櫃攞支紅酒出嚟吖。
7.
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(joek6)
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"weak"
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weak
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你嘅身體變得好虛弱。
(nei5 ge3 san1 tai2 bin3 dak1 hou2 heoi1 joek6.)
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"Your body has become very weak."
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你嘅身體變得好虛弱。
8.
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(koeng4)
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"strong"
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strong
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堅強啲。
(gin1 koeng4 di1.)
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"Stay strong."
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堅強啲。
9.
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(dung3)
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"cold"
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cold
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冬天唔係好凍。
(dung1 tin1 m4 hai6 hou2 dung3.)
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"Winter isn't that cold."
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冬天唔係好凍。
10.
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(jit6)
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"hot"
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hot
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我沖個熱水涼。
(ngo5 cung1 go3 jit6 seoi2 loeng4.)
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"I take a hot bath."
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我沖個熱水涼。
11.
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好笑
(hou2 siu3)
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"funny"
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好笑
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好笑
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funny
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套戲好好笑。
(tou3 hei3 hou2 hou2 siu3.)
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"It was a funny film."
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套戲好好笑。
12.
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(tou2)
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"peach"
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peach
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桃原產自中國,但而家世界各地都有培種。
(tou4 jyun4 caan2 zi6 zung1 gwok3, daan6 ji4 gaa1 sai3 gaai3 gok3 dei6 dou1 jau5 pui4 zung3.)
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"Peaches are originally from China, but are now grown throughout the world. "
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桃原產自中國,但而家世界各地都有培種。
13.
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(caang2)
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"orange"
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orange
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我朝早飲橙汁。
(ngo5 ziu1 zou2 jam2 caang2 zap1.)
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"I drink orange juice in the morning."
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我朝早飲橙汁。
14.
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薯仔
(syu4 zai2)
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"potato"
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薯仔
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薯仔
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potato
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要整焗薯蓉,首先你要壓爛啲薯仔。
(jiu3 zing2 guk6 syu4 jung4, sau2 sin1 nei5 jiu3 aat3 laan6 di1 syu4 zai2.)
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"In order to make duchess potatoes, you have to mash the potatoes first."
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要整焗薯蓉,首先你要壓爛啲薯仔。
15.
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大豆
(daai6 dau2)
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"soybean"
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大豆
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大豆
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soybean
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大豆係豆嘅一種。
(daai6 dau2 hai6 dau2 ge3 jat1 zung2.)
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"A soybean is a kind of bean."
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大豆係豆嘅一種。
16.
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蔬菜
(so1 coi3)
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"vegetable"
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蔬菜
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蔬菜
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vegetable
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需要好嘅泥土先可以種出好嘅蔬菜。
(seoi1 jiu3 hou2 ge3 nai4 tou2 sin1 ho2 ji5 zung2 ceot1 hou2 ge3 so1 coi3.)
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"You need good soil to grow good vegetables."
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需要好嘅泥土先可以種出好嘅蔬菜。
17.
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(ngau4)
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"cow"
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cow
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牛喺草地食草。
(ngau4 hai2 cou2 dei2 sik6 cou2.)
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"The cows are grazing in the field."
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牛喺草地食草。
18.
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(zyu1)
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"pig"
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pig
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豬係聰明嘅動物。
(zyu1 hai6 cung1 ming4 ge3 dung6 mat6.)
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"Pigs are intelligent animals."
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豬係聰明嘅動物。
19.
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(maa5)
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"horse"
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horse
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馬可以企喺度瞓。
(maa5 ho2 ji3 kei5 hai2 dou6 fan3.)
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"Horses can sleep standing up."
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馬可以企喺度瞓。
20.
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(syut3)
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"snow"
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snow
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今日下晝會落雪。
(gam1 jat6 haa6 zau3 wui5 lok6 syut3.)
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"It's going to snow this afternoon."
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今日下晝會落雪。
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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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

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robert groulx
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thanks for the lsson


my favorite word is 豬


robert