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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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香蕉
(hoeng1 ziu1)
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"banana"
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香蕉
(SLOW)
香蕉
(NORMAL SPEED)
banana
(NORMAL SPEED)
香蕉好有營養。
(hoeng1 ziu1 hou2 jau5 jing4 joeng5.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Banana is full of nutritions."
(SLOW)
香蕉好有營養。
2.
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蘋果
(ping4 gwo2)
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"apple"
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蘋果
(SLOW)
蘋果
(NORMAL SPEED)
apple
(NORMAL SPEED)
我焗咗個蘋果批畀你!
(ngo5 guk6 zo2 go3 ping4 gwo2 pai1 bei2 nei5!)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I've baked an apple pie for you."
(SLOW)
我焗咗個蘋果批畀你!
3.
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提子
(tai4 zi2)
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"grape"
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提子
(SLOW)
提子
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grape
(NORMAL SPEED)
隻老鼠食緊提子。
(zek3 lou5 syu2 sik6 gan2 tai4 zi2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The mouse is eating a grape."
(SLOW)
隻老鼠食緊提子。
4.
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西瓜
(sai1 gwaa1)
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"watermelon"
(NORMAL SPEED)
西瓜
(SLOW)
西瓜
(NORMAL SPEED)
watermelon
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唔該可唔可以幫我切西瓜呀?
(m4 goi1 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 cit3 sai1 gwaa1 aa3?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Would you please cut the watermelon for me?"
(SLOW)
唔該可唔可以幫我切西瓜呀?
5.
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雀仔
(zoek3 zai2)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"bird"
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雀仔
(SLOW)
雀仔
(NORMAL SPEED)
bird
(NORMAL SPEED)
三隻雀仔飛緊。
(saam1 zek3 zoek3 zai2 fei1 gan2.)
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"Three birds are flying."
(SLOW)
三隻雀仔飛緊。
6.
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老鼠
(lou5 syu2)
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"mouse"
(NORMAL SPEED)
老鼠
(SLOW)
老鼠
(NORMAL SPEED)
mouse
(NORMAL SPEED)
隻老鼠食緊提子。
(zek3 lou5 syu2 sik6 gan2 tai4 zi2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The mouse is eating a grape."
(SLOW)
隻老鼠食緊提子。
7.
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太陽
(taai3 joeng4)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"sun"
(NORMAL SPEED)
太陽
(SLOW)
太陽
(NORMAL SPEED)
sun
(NORMAL SPEED)
太陽由東邊升起。
(taai3 joeng4 jau4 dung1 bin1 sing1 hei2.)
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"The sun rises in the east."
(SLOW)
太陽由東邊升起。
8.
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天氣
(tin1 hei3)
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"weather"
(NORMAL SPEED)
天氣
(SLOW)
天氣
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weather
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咁好天氣,不如去野餐!
(gam3 hou2 tin1 hei3, bat1 jyu4 heoi3 ye5 caan1!)
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"The weather is so great! Let's have a picnic!"
(SLOW)
咁好天氣,不如去野餐!
9.
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(dou6)
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"degree"
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(SLOW)
(NORMAL SPEED)
degree
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出面七十度。
(ceot1 min6 cat1 sap6 dou6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"It's seventy degrees outside."
(SLOW)
出面七十度。
10.
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女人
(neoi5 jan2)
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"woman"
(NORMAL SPEED)
女人
(SLOW)
女人
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woman
(NORMAL SPEED)
個女人對住你笑。
(go3 neoi5 jan2 deoi3 zyu6 nei5 siu3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"The woman is smiling at you."
(SLOW)
個女人對住你笑。
11.
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男人
(naam4 jan2)
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"man"
(NORMAL SPEED)
男人
(SLOW)
男人
(NORMAL SPEED)
man
(NORMAL SPEED)
你願意令我成為世界上最幸福嘅男人嗎?
(nei5 jyun6 ji3 ling6 ngo5 sing4 wai4 sai3 gaai3 soeng6 zeoi3 hang6 fuk1 ge3 naam4 jan2 maa3?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Will you make me the happiest man alive?"
(SLOW)
你願意令我成為世界上最幸福嘅男人嗎?
12.
(NORMAL SPEED)
女朋友
(neoi5 pang4 jau5)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"girlfriend"
(NORMAL SPEED)
女朋友
(SLOW)
女朋友
(NORMAL SPEED)
girlfriend
(NORMAL SPEED)
你有冇女朋友?
(nei5 jau5 mou5 neoi5 pang4 jau5?)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Do you have a girlfriend?"
(SLOW)
你有冇女朋友?
13.
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男朋友
(naam4 pang4 jau5)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"boyfriend"
(NORMAL SPEED)
男朋友
(SLOW)
男朋友
(NORMAL SPEED)
boyfriend
(NORMAL SPEED)
我男朋友係老師。
(ngo5 naam4 pang4 jau5 hai6 lou5 si1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"My boyfriend is a teacher."
(SLOW)
我男朋友係老師。
14.
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火車
(fo2 ce1)
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"train"
(NORMAL SPEED)
火車
(SLOW)
火車
(NORMAL SPEED)
train
(NORMAL SPEED)
火車唔識飛。
(fo2 ce1 m4 sik1 fei1.)
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"Trains can't fly."
(SLOW)
火車唔識飛。
15.
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飛機
(fei1 gei1)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"airplane"
(NORMAL SPEED)
飛機
(SLOW)
飛機
(NORMAL SPEED)
airplane
(NORMAL SPEED)
我而家坐緊飛機。
(ngo5 ji4 gaa1 co5 gan2 fei1 gei1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I'm on an airplane right now."
(SLOW)
我而家坐緊飛機。
16.
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巴士
(baa1 si2)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"bus"
(NORMAL SPEED)
巴士
(SLOW)
巴士
(NORMAL SPEED)
bus
(NORMAL SPEED)
我可以搭巴士。
(ngo5 ho2 ji5 daap3 baa1 si2.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I can take the bus."
(SLOW)
我可以搭巴士。
17.
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的士
(dik1 si2)
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"taxi"
(NORMAL SPEED)
的士
(SLOW)
的士
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taxi
(NORMAL SPEED)
我半份人工都去咗的士費度。
(ngo5 bun3 fan6 jan4 gung1 dou1 heoi3 zo2 dik1 si2 fai3 dou6.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Half of my salary is spent on taxi fare."
(SLOW)
我半份人工都去咗的士費度。
18.
(NORMAL SPEED)
菠菜
(bo1 coi3)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"spinach"
(NORMAL SPEED)
菠菜
(SLOW)
菠菜
(NORMAL SPEED)
spinach
(NORMAL SPEED)
菠菜含有豐富鐵質同鈣質。
(bo1 coi3 ham4 jau5 fung1 fu3 tit3 zat1 tung4 koi3 zat1.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"Spinach is a rich source of iron and calcium. "
(SLOW)
菠菜含有豐富鐵質同鈣質。
19.
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海豚
(hoi2 tyun4)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"dolphin"
(NORMAL SPEED)
海豚
(SLOW)
海豚
(NORMAL SPEED)
dolphin
(NORMAL SPEED)
保護中華白海豚
(bou2 wu6 zung1 waa4 baak6 hoi2 tyun4)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"protecting Chinese white dolphins"
(SLOW)
保護中華白海豚
20.
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魷魚
(jau4 jyu2)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"squid"
(NORMAL SPEED)
魷魚
(SLOW)
魷魚
(NORMAL SPEED)
squid
(NORMAL SPEED)
我聞到好香嘅燒魷魚呀。
(ngo5 man4 dou2 hou2 hoeng1 ge3 siu1 jau4 jyu2 aa3.)
(NORMAL SPEED)
"I smell grilled squid, it smells really good."
(SLOW)
我聞到好香嘅燒魷魚呀。
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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