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A: Top 25 Cantonese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 9: Do you like Cantonese food? In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Cantonese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you like Cantonese food?” In Cantonese this is
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜?
The first word in the question is
B: 你
A: meaning “you” in English.
B: (Slow, by syllable) 你
A: Listen again and repeat.
B: 你
{Pause}
A: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
B: 鍾唔鍾意
A: meaning “to like or not.”
B: (Slow, by syllable) 鍾唔鍾意
A: Now repeat.
B: 鍾唔鍾意
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意
{pause}
And next
B: 食
A: meaning “to eat.”
B: (Slow, by syllable) 食
A: Now repeat.
B: 食
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食
{pause}
And after that
B: 廣東菜
A: meaning “Cantonese cuisine.”
B: (Slow, by syllable) 廣東菜
A: Now repeat.
B: 廣東菜
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜?
{pause}
A: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you like Cantonese food?”
B: 鍾意,尤其是雲吞麵。
A: "Yes, I especially love Wonton noodles.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
B: (Slow) 鍾意,尤其是雲吞麵。
{pause}
A: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
B: 鍾意
A: meaning “to like. “
B: (Slow, by syllable) 鍾意
A: Now repeat
B: 鍾意
{Pause}
A: Next is
B: 尤其是
meaning “especially.”
B: (Slow, by syllable) 尤其是
A:Now repeat.
B: 尤其是
{Pause}
A: And next
B: 雲吞麵
meaning “Wonton noodles.”
B: (Slow, by syllable) 雲吞麵
A:Now repeat.
B: 雲吞麵
{Pause}
A: Listen to the speaker say, “Yes, I especially love wonton noodles.”, and then repeat.
B: 鍾意,尤其是雲吞麵。
{pause}
A: To expand on the pattern, replace “Wonton noodles” with “ricesheet roll.”
B: 腸粉
A: ricesheet roll
B: (slow) 腸粉 (regular) 腸粉
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “ricesheet roll”
B: 鍾意,尤其是腸粉。
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Wonton noodles” with “ricesheet roll.” Say “Yes, I especially love ricesheet roll.”
{pause}
B: 鍾意,尤其是腸粉。
A: To expand on the pattern, replace “ricesheet roll” with “mooncake.”
B: 月餅
A: mooncake
B: (slow) 月餅 (regular) 月餅
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with mooncake
B: 鍾意,尤其是月餅。
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “ricesheet roll” with “mooncake.” Say “Yes, I especially love mooncake.”
{pause}
B: 鍾意,尤其是月餅。
A: To use a different phrase, replace “mooncake” with “spring roll.”
B: 春卷
A: spring rolls
B: (slow) 春卷 (regular) 春卷
A: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “spring rolls”
B: 鍾意,尤其是春卷。
A: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “mooncake” with “spring rolls.” Say “Yes, I especially love spring rolls.”
{pause}
B: 鍾意,尤其是春卷。
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Hong Kong and someone asks you if you like Cantonese food. You want to answer that you like wonton noodles. Respond to the question.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜? (five seconds) 鍾意,尤其是雲吞麵。
A: Now you want to say that you like ricesheet roll. Respond to the question.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜? (five seconds) 鍾意,尤其是腸粉。
A: You want to say that you like mooncake. Answer the speaker's question.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜? (five seconds) 鍾意,尤其是月餅。
A: You want to say that you like spring rolls. Respond to the question.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜? (five seconds) 鍾意,尤其是春卷。
A: Now you want to ask someone if they like Cantonese food. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜?
{pause}
A: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
B: 你鍾唔鍾意食廣東菜?
{pause}
A: This is the end of Lesson 9

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CantoneseClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do You Like Cantonese Food?

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Saturday at 10:45 am
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Hi Danilo,


我都好鍾意食小籠包 (ngo5 dou1 hou2 zung1 ji3 sik6 siu2 lung4 baau1), 真係好好味! (zan1 hai6 hou2 hou2 mei6).

I love the "siu2 lung4 baau1" too. It really tastes good!.


我上個 週末 都有食小籠包. (ngo5 soeng6 go3 zau1 mut6 dou1 jau5 sik6 siu2 lung4 baau1) :smile:

I ate "siu2 lung4 baau1" last weekend too.


上個 週末 (soeng6 go3 zau1 mut6) ~ last weekend

下個 週末 (haa6 go3 zau1 mut6) ~ next weekend


Siuling

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Danilo
Tuesday at 3:17 am
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我頭一次食小籠包下星期尾。 好好味!佢係最佳喎!


ngo tau jat ci sik siu lung bao haa sing kei mei。 hou hou mei! keoi hai zeoi gai wo!


I first time eat siu lung bao last weekend! SOGOOD! IT IS THE BEST! :heart::thumbsup:

CantoneseClass101
Monday at 3:11 pm
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Hi Danilo,


Haha, I like 蕃茄炒蛋 more than 芙蓉蛋 as well, and that's one of my signature dishes (because it's so easy to make) :wink: Thanks for sharing with us!


Olivia

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Danilo
Sunday at 5:10 pm
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唔好意思, 我頭先見呢個。


我附近酒家叫香港酒家食.但係我頭先實現我嘅爸爸嗰陣 煮食咗蕃茄炒蛋。我個陣唔知嗰個係中國菜。


我諗我仲鍾意比芙蓉蛋。


Sorry, I didn't see this until now.


I go to a local restaurant called, "Hong Kong zau2 gaa1". But I just realized that my Dad used to make tomato and scrambled eggs for me, but I didn't know that was a Chinese dish.


I think I like that even more than fu4 jung4 daan2.

CantoneseClass101
Wednesday at 2:07 pm
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Hi Danilo,


邊個整芙蓉蛋你食?(bin1 go3 zing2 fu4 jung4 dan2 nei5 sik6?) "Who made you 芙蓉蛋?" :smile:


Olivia

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Danilo
Tuesday at 5:02 pm
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芙蓉蛋, 好食冇得頂呀

fu4 jung4 dan2, hou2 sik6 mou5 dak1 ding2 aa3!

CantoneseClass101
Monday at 5:55 pm
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Hi Danilo Buendia,


You're welcome! Feel free to ask, you'll be able to master the sentence structure with more practice. Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:


fu4 jung4 dan2! Oh that's a good choice! It's making me hungry :sweat_smile:


Olivia

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Danilo Buendia
Thursday at 2:27 am
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do1 ze6! I always trip up on the sentence order and can't quite yet compose in the same way.


zung1 yi3, jau4 kei4 si6 fu4 jung4 dan2 jung6 dai6 ngaa4 coi3!:heart:

CantoneseClass101
Tuesday at 2:56 am
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Hi Danilo Buendia,


To break down the sentence 呢間鋪頭嘅雲吞麵係全香港最出名嘅, we can do it like this:


呢間鋪頭 (ni1 gaan1 pou3 tau2) "This shop"

嘅 (ge3) " 's"

雲吞麵 (wan4 tan1 min6) "wonton noddles"

係 (hai6) "is"

全香港 (cyun4 hoeng1 gong2) "all of Hong Kong"

最 (zeoi3) "the most"

出名 (ceot1 meng2) "famous"

嘅。 (ge3) "(subordinating particle)"


Let us know if you have any further questions, we are here to help! :wink:

Keep up the good work :thumbsup:


Olivia

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Danilo Buendia
Saturday at 9:44 am
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Hi!


I am a bit confused on the literally sequence of words. Based on the cantoneseclass101 dictionary, I read:


This room(measure word) (lay?) head's wonton noodle is (all?) Hong Kong famous 's(possessive).

呢間鋪頭嘅雲吞麵係全香港最出名嘅。

ni1 gaan1 pou3 tau2 ge3 wan4 tan1 min6 hai6 cyun4 hoeng1 gong2 zeoi3 ceot1 meng2 ge3.


I know this is incorrect. Can you give me a literal break down please?