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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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開心
(hoi1 sam1)
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"happy"
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開心
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開心
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happy
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我好開心可以喺呢度。
(ngo5 hou2 hoi1 sam1 ho2 ji5 hai2 ni1 dou6.)
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"I'm happy to be here."
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我好開心可以喺呢度。
2.
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傷心
(soeng1 sam1)
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"sad"
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傷心
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傷心
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sad
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個男仔好傷心。
(go3 naam4 zai2 hou2 soeng1 sam1.)
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"The boy felt sad."
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個男仔好傷心。
3.
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(nau1)
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"angry"
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angry
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如果你呃我,你會激嬲我。
(jyu4 gwo2 nei5 ak1 ngo5, nei5 wui5 gik1 nau1 ngo5.)
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"If you cheat me, you'll anger me."
(SLOW)
如果你呃我,你會激嬲我。
4.
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服裝
(fuk6 zong1)
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"clothing"
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服裝
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服裝
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clothing
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呢層全部都係賣男士服裝。
(ni1 cang4 cyun4 bou6 dou1 hai6 maai6 naam4 si6 fuk6 zong1.)
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"This floor is all selling men's clothing."
(SLOW)
呢層全部都係賣男士服裝。
5.
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(haai4)
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"shoe"
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shoe
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我搵緊鞋。
(ngo5 wan2 gan2 haai4.)
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"I am looking for some shoes."
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我搵緊鞋。
6.
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(mat6)
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"sock"
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sock
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一對襪
(jat1 deoi3 maat6)
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"pair of socks "
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一對襪
7.
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内衣
(noi6 ji1)
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"underwear"
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内衣
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内衣
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underwear
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我啲襪同內衣喺我個衫櫃最上面個櫃桶。
(ngo5 di1 mat6 tung4 noi6 ji1 hai2 ngo5 go3 saam1 gwai6 zeoi3 soeng6 min6 go3 gwai6 tung2.)
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"My socks and underwear are in the top drawer of my dresser."
(SLOW)
我啲襪同內衣喺我個衫櫃最上面個櫃桶。
8.
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(gong2)
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"talk"
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talk
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我唔想同你講嘢。
(ngo5 m4 soeng2 tung4 nei5 gong2 je5.)
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"I don’t want to talk to you."
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我唔想同你講嘢。
9.
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(bei2)
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"give"
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give
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可唔可以俾個折頭我呀?
(ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bei2 go3 zit3 tau4 ngo5 aa3?)
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"Could you give me a discount?"
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可唔可以俾個折頭我呀?
10.
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(dai1)
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"low"
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low
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人工太低。
(jan4 gung1 taai3 dai1.)
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"The wage is too low."
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人工太低。
11.
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(gou1)
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"high"
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high
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你人工幾高?
(nei5 jan4 gung1 gei2 gou1?)
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"How high is your salary?"
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你人工幾高?
12.
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水果
(seoi2 gwo2)
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"fruit"
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水果
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水果
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fruit
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街市有好多種水果。
(gaai1 si5 jau5 hou2 do1 zung2 seoi2 gwo2.)
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"They have many kinds of fruit in the market."
(SLOW)
街市有好多種水果。
13.
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八爪魚
(baat3 zaau2 jyu4)
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"octopus"
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八爪魚
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八爪魚
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octopus
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八爪魚喺大海裡面游。
(baat3 zaau2 jyu4 hai2 daai6 hoi2 leoi5 min6 jau4.)
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"The octopus is swimming in the ocean."
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八爪魚喺大海裡面游。
14.
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鯊魚
(saa1 jyu2)
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"shark"
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鯊魚
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鯊魚
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shark
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今年鯊魚週開始得早咗。
(gam1 nin4 saa1 jyu4 zau1 hoi1 ci2 dak1 zou2 zo2.)
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"This year, Shark Week starts earlier."
(SLOW)
今年鯊魚週開始得早咗。
15.
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鯨魚
(king4 jyu4)
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"whale"
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鯨魚
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鯨魚
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whale
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鯨魚上水呼吸。
(king4 jyu4 soeng5 seoi2 fu1 kap1.)
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"The whales are coming up for air."
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鯨魚上水呼吸。
16.
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多雲
(do1 wan4)
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"cloudy"
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多雲
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多雲
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cloudy
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聽日嘅天氣預報係朝早多雲下午天晴。
(ting1 jat6 ge3 tin1 hei3 ju6 bou3 hai6 ziu1 zou2 do1 wan4 haa6 ng5 tin1 cing4.)
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"The weather forecast for tomorrow is cloudy in the morning but sunny in the afternoon."
(SLOW)
聽日嘅天氣預報係朝早多雲下午天晴。
17.
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(loeng4)
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"cool"
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cool
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日頭好熱,但夜晚好涼。
(jat6 tau2 hou2 jit6, daan6 je6 maan5 hou2 loeng4.)
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"It's hot during the day, but cool at night."
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日頭好熱,但夜晚好涼。
18.
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青瓜
(ceng1 gwaa1)
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"cucumber"
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青瓜
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青瓜
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cucumber
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青瓜含有維他命C。
(ceng1 gwaa1 ham4 jau5 wai4 taa1 ming6 C.)
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"Cucumbers contain vitamin C. "
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青瓜含有維他命C。
19.
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燈籠椒
(dang1 lung4 ziu1)
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"bell pepper"
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燈籠椒
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燈籠椒
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bell pepper
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最普遍嘅燈籠椒係青椒,紅椒或黃椒。
(zeoi3 pou2 pin3 ge3 dang1 lung4 ziu1 hai6 ceng1 ziu1, hung4 ziu1 waak6 wong4 ziu1.)
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"The most common bell peppers are green, red or yellow. "
(SLOW)
最普遍嘅燈籠椒係青椒,紅椒或黃椒。
20.
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西蘭花
(sai1 laan4 faa1)
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"broccoli"
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西蘭花
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西蘭花
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broccoli
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唔該,要個蒜蓉炒西蘭花。
(m4 goi1, jiu3 go3 syun3 jung4 caau2 sai1 laan4 faa1.)
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"I'd like a dish of stir-fry broccoli with garlic, please."
(SLOW)
唔該,要個蒜蓉炒西蘭花。
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 for the lesson


my favorite words are 唔該,要個蒜蓉炒西蘭花


robert