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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Saturday at 05:41 PM
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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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robert groulx
Saturday at 09:45 AM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite word is 軟件


i did like the lesson


robert

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Thursday at 01:04 AM
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Hello Grace,


Thank you for your questions.

Actually there is no standard rule to tell you exactly when to use 話(waa6) and 話(waa2). But most of the time when you talk about certain language or dialect, you use 話(waa2). Lots of time you just have to memorize the tone.


普通話(pou2 tung1 waa2) ~ Mandarin, putonghua

廣東話(gwong2 dung1 waa2) ~ Cantonese

手提電話( sau2 tai4 din6 waa2) ~ mobile telephone


講大話( gong2 daai6 waa6) ~ to lie

聽話 (teng1 waa6) ~ be obedient


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Grace
Wednesday at 05:07 AM
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Hi, I actually don’t know when to use the different tones in ‘waa6’ and ‘waa2’. Could you explain please?

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Saturday at 10:12 AM
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Hello penny lawton,


Glad to know that you know when to use the different tone of 話(waa6) and 話(waa2).


You are right that {廣東話(gwong2 dung1 waa2) ~ Cantonese} is correct but not 廣東話(gwong2 dung1 waa6). ?


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Cantoneseclass@101.com
Saturday at 10:01 AM
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Hello penny lawton,


唔使客氣! (m4 sai2 haak3 hei3!)~ You are welcome! And thank you for your question again!


我啱啱 check 吓我嘅文件。(ngo5 ngaam1 ngaam1 check haa5 ngo5 ge3 man4 gin2.) ~

I have just checked my files.


哎吔! 唔記得話俾你聽 多謝晒! (ai1 jaa1! m4 gei3 dak1 waa6 bei2 nei5 teng1 do1 ze6 saai3!) ~

Oh dear! I forgot to say thank you.


遲到好過冇到。(ci4 dou3 hou2 gwo3 mou5 dou3.)

Arriving late is still better than never show up.


Your sentences are all correct! ? Only have to pay more attention to the tone of each word. Very good job! ?


Siuling

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penny lawton
Friday at 09:26 PM
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Siuling ngo5 se2 zo3 waa2 m4 jing1 goi1 gam2 se2

I wrote waa2 I shouldn’t have written it like that

ngo5 hai6 waa6 waa6 bei2 nei5 teng1

I meant to say waa6, to tell you

please note new tone 6 as tone 2 is used in gwong 2 dung1 waa2 noun phrase lo taai

penny lawton
Friday at 08:56 PM
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Siuling,

Do1 ze6 nei5 ngo5 aam1 aam1 check haa2 ngo5 ge3 man4 gin2 aiya m4 gei1 dak1 waa 2 bei2 nei5 teng1 do1 ze6 saai3

thank you I have just checked my files Oh dear I forgot to say thank you

ci4 dou6 hou2 gwo3 mou5 dou6 better late than never ? lo taai

Cantoneseclass@101.com
Sunday at 11:15 AM
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Hello lo taai,


Very good question!?


文件(man4 gin2) means "document". People wrote down their thought or the things they want to memorize on papers. In the computer age people refer "document" as computer files.

文(man4)~script, language

件(gin2)~ measure word "piece" or "item"


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lo taai
Thursday at 02:07 PM
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M4 goi1 deoi3 waa6 6 ngo5 haa6 zoi3 jat1 go3 man4 gin2 I download a file 7. ngo5 jan3 jat1 fan6 man4 gin2 I print out a document M4 goi1 ngo5 soeng2 man6 haa5 man4 gin2 jau5 mou5 loeng 2 go3 ji3 si1 Excuse me I would like to ask if man4 gin2 has two meanings m4 goi1 saai3. lo taai