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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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恤衫
(seot1 saam1)
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"shirt"
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恤衫
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恤衫
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shirt
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呢件恤衫係紫色嘅。
(ni1 gin6 seot1 saam1 hai6 zi2 sik1 ge3.)
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"This shirt is purple."
(SLOW)
呢件恤衫係紫色嘅。
2.
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(fu3)
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"pants"
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pants
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著好條褲。
(zoek3 hou2 tiu4 fu3.)
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"Pull your pants up."
(SLOW)
著好條褲。
3.
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連身裙
(lin4 san1 kwan4)
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"dress"
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連身裙
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連身裙
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dress
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紫色嘅連身裙
(zi2 sik1 ge3 lin4 san1 kwan4)
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"purple dress"
(SLOW)
紫色嘅連身裙
4.
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(gong2)
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"say"
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(SLOW)
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say
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你講咩?
(nei5 gong2 me1?)
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"What did you say?"
(SLOW)
你講咩?
5.
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(daa2)
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"call"
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(SLOW)
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call
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你可唔可以打呢個電話?
(nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 daa2 ni1 go3 din6 waa2?)
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"Could you call this number?"
(SLOW)
你可唔可以打呢個電話?
6.
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(wan2)
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"find"
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(SLOW)
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find
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你可唔可以幫我哋搵我哋個位?
(nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 dei6 wan2 ngo5 dei6 go3 wai2?)
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"Can you help us find our seats?"
(SLOW)
你可唔可以幫我哋搵我哋個位?
7.
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乾淨
(gon1 zeng6)
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"clean"
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乾淨
(SLOW)
乾淨
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clean
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呢個國家好乾淨。
(ni1 go3 gwok3 gaa1 hou2 gon1 zeng6.)
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"This country is very clean."
(SLOW)
呢個國家好乾淨。
8.
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污糟
(wu1 zou1)
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"dirty"
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污糟
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污糟
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dirty
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點解你件衫咁污糟嘅?
(dim2 gaai2 nei5 gin6 saam1 gam3 wu1 zou1 ge2?)
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"Why are your clothes so dirty?"
(SLOW)
點解你件衫咁污糟嘅?
9.
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紅蘿蔔
(hung4 lo4 baak6)
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"carrot"
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紅蘿蔔
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紅蘿蔔
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carrot
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椒、西蘭花、翠玉瓜、京蔥、紅蘿蔔、茄子同生菜都係蔬菜。
(ziu1, sai1 laan4 faa1, ceoi3 juk6 gwaa1, ging1 cung1, hung4 lo4 baak6, ke2 zi2 tung4 saang1 coi3 dou1 hai6 so1 coi3.)
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"Peppers, broccoli, zucchini, leeks, carrots, eggplants, and lettuce are all vegetables. "
(SLOW)
椒、西蘭花、翠玉瓜、京蔥、紅蘿蔔、茄子同生菜都係蔬菜。
10.
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洋葱
(joeng4 cung1)
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"onion"
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洋葱
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洋葱
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onion
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我唔鍾意洋葱。
(ngo5 m4 zung1 ji3 joeng4 cung1.)
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"I don't like onions."
(SLOW)
我唔鍾意洋葱。
11.
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生菜
(saang1 coi3)
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"lettuce"
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生菜
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生菜
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lettuce
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我嘅沙律得生菜同蕃茄。
(ngo5 ge3 saa1 leot2 dak1 saang1 coi3 tung4 faan1 ke2.)
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"My salad only has lettuce and tomato."
(SLOW)
我嘅沙律得生菜同蕃茄。
12.
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綿羊
(min4 joeng2)
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"sheep"
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綿羊
(SLOW)
綿羊
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sheep
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綿羊喺度食緊綠色嘅草。
(min4 joeng2 hai2 dou6 sik6 gan2 luk6 sik1 ge3 cou2.)
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"The sheep is eating the green grass."
(SLOW)
綿羊喺度食緊綠色嘅草。
13.
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兔仔
(tou3 zai2)
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"rabbit"
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兔仔
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兔仔
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rabbit
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啡色嘅兔仔喺花園食緊葉。
(fe1 sik1 ge3 tou3 zai2 hai2 faa1 jyun2 sik6 gan2 jip6.)
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"The brown rabbit is eating leaves in the garden."
(SLOW)
啡色嘅兔仔喺花園食緊葉。
14.
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海狗
(hoi2 gau2)
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"fur seal"
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海狗
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海狗
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fur seal
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海狗喺度轉呼啦圈。
(hoi2 gau2 hai2 dou6 zyun3 fu1 laai1 hyun1.)
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"The fur seal is spinning hula hoops."
(SLOW)
海狗喺度轉呼啦圈。
15.
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(wan4)
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"cloud"
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(SLOW)
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cloud
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今日天晴間中有雲。
(gam1 jat6 tin1 cing4 gaan3 zung1 jau5 wan4.)
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"Today's weather is sunny with occasional clouds."
(SLOW)
今日天晴間中有雲。
16.
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(cing4)
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"sunny"
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(SLOW)
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sunny
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我鍾意晴天。
(ngo5 zung1 ji3 cing4 tin1.)
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"I like it when it's sunny."
(SLOW)
我鍾意晴天。
17.
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雨季
(jyu5 gwai3)
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"rainy season"
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雨季
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雨季
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rainy season
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香港嘅雨季係喺四月至九月。
(hoeng1 gong2 ge3 jyu5 gwai3 hai6 hai2 sei3 jyut6 zi3 gau2 jyut6.)
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"The rainy season in Hong Kong is from April to September."
(SLOW)
香港嘅雨季係喺四月至九月。
18.
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BB
(bi4 bi1)
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"baby"
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BB
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BB
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baby
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BB喺氈上面瞓緊覺。
(bi4 bi1 hai2 zin1 soeng6 min6 fan3 gan2 gaau3.)
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"The baby is sleeping on the blanket."
(SLOW)
BB喺氈上面瞓緊覺。
19.
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女仔
(neoi5 zai2)
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"girl"
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女仔
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女仔
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girl
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個女仔好鍾意狗仔。
(go3 neoi5 zai2 hou2 zung1 ji3 gau2 zai2.)
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"The young girl really likes the puppies."
(SLOW)
個女仔好鍾意狗仔。
20.
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男仔
(naam4 zai2)
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"boy"
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男仔
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男仔
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boy
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男仔喺度洗緊碗。
(naam4 zai2 hai2 dou6 sai2 gan2 wun2.)
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"The boy is washing the dishes."
(SLOW)
男仔喺度洗緊碗。
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. 😇

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robert groulx
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thanks or the lesson


my favorite words are男仔喺度洗緊碗


robert