I am (doing)...

我聽緊。(ngo5 teng1 gan2)    I am listening.

我睇緊。(ngo5 tai2 gan2)    I am looking/watching

我訓緊。(ngo5 fan3 gan2)    I am sleeping.

我來緊。(ngo5 lai4 gan2)    I am coming.

我做緊。(ngo5 zou6 gan2)    I am doing (something).

Basic Greeting

你好 (nei5 hou2)!  Hello!

你好嗎 (nei5 hou2 maa3)?  How are you?

你叫咩名 (nei5 giu3 me1 mang2)?  What is your name?

我叫Jade (ngo5 giu3 Jade)。  My name is Jade.

早晨 (zou2 san4)!  Good morning!

早抖 (zou2 tau2)!  Good night!

多謝 (do1 ze6)。  Thank you.

唔使客氣 (ng4 sai2 haak3 hei3)。  You are welcome.

Ordering in a Restaurant

兩位唔該 (loeng5 wai2 ng4 goi1)。  Two people please.

我準備好點嘢食啦 (ngo5 zeon2 bei6 hou2 dim2 je5 sik6 laa6)。  I am ready to order food.

我想要一個...  (ngo5 soeng2 jiu3 jat1 go3)   I would like a...

我想要呢個 (ngo5 soeng2 jiu3 lei1 go3)。  I would like this.

就咁多 (zau6 gam3 do1)。  That's all.

唔該埋單 (ng4 goi1 maai4 daan1)。  Bill please.

好味 (hou2 mei6)!  Delicious!

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    餅屋 (beng2 nguk1) bakery 我鐘意餅屋嘅咖啡。(ngo5 zung1 ji3 beng2 nguk1 ge3 gaa3 fe1) I like the coffee from Chinese bakeries. 我要一杯凍咖啡。(ngo5 jiu3 jat1 bui1 dung3 gaa3 fe1) I want a cup of iced-coffee. 唔要糖。(m4 jiu3 tong4) I don’t want sugar. 要奶。(jiu3 naai5) I want milk (in it). 少冰 (siu2 bing1) light ice; less ice 我要少冰。(ngo5 jiu3 […]
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  • Day 74: Happy Mother's Day in Cantonese May 3, 2017
    母親節快樂!Happy mother’s day! (maa4 maa1, mou5 can1 zit3 faai3 lok6) 禮物 (lai5 mat6) gift 咩禮物 (me1 lai5 mat6) what gift 你母親節想要咩禮物?What gift would you like for Mother’s Day? (nei5 mou5 fan1 zit3 soeng2 jiu3 me1 lai5 mat6) 你想唔想要新手袋?Do you want a new handbag? (nei5 soeng2 m4 soeng2 jiu3 san1 sau2 doi2) 照顧 (ziu3 gu3) n. […]
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  • Day 73: 7 Reasons Of Why You Are Late in Cantonese April 27, 2017
    點解你遲到? Why are you late? (dim2 gaai2 nei5 ci4 dou3) 我趕唔到巴士。I missed my bus. / I couldn’t catch the bus. (ngo5 gon2 m4 dou2 baa1 si2) 我上唔到巴士。I wasn’t able to get on the bus. (ngo5 soeng5 m4 dou2 baa1 si2) 我趕唔到地鐵。I missed the train. / I couldn’t catch the train. (ngo5 gon2 m4 dou2 dei6 […]
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  • Day 72: Cantonese Slang Phrases with Food March 27, 2017
    豆腐 (dau6 fu6) tofu 臭豆腐 (caau3 dau6 fu6) stinky tofu 食豆腐 (sik6 dau6 fu6) to take advantage of a girl 檸檬 (ning4 mung1) lemon 食檸檬 (sik6 ning4 mung1) to get rejected (from a relationship) 我今日食咗檸檬。 I got rejected today. (ngo5 gam1 jat6 sik6 zo2 ning4 mung1) 飯碗 (faan6 wun2) rice bowl; job 鐵飯碗 (tit3 faan6 […]
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  • Day 71: Renting Space for a Restaurant March 25, 2017
    Renting space for a restaurant 租 (zou1) to rent 地方 (dei6 fong1) place 我想租呢個地方。(ngo5 seong2 zou1 nei1 go3 dei6 fong1) I want to rent this place. 我想租呢個地方做餐館。I want to rent this place for a restaurant. (ngo5 soeng2 zou1 nei1 go3 dei6 fong1 zou6 caan1 gun2) 租金 (zou1 gam1) rent (amount) 一個月 (jat1 go3 jyut6) one […]
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  • Day 70: Sample Interview Self-introduction in Cantonese March 12, 2017
    你好,我叫 Kevin。我今日來見工。 (nei5 hou2, ngo5 giu3 Kevin. Ngo5 gam1 jat6 lei4 gin3 gung) Hello, my name is Kevin. I am here today for a job interview. 我喺紐約大學主修經濟學,副修心理學。 (ngo5 hai2 nau2 joek3 daai6 hok6 zyu2 sau1 ging1 zai3 hok6, fu3 sau1 sam1 lei5 hok6) I majored in economics and minored in psychology in New York University. […]
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  • Day 69: "I lost..." in Cantonese March 1, 2017
    唔見咗 (ng4 gin3 zo2) lost 我唔見咗個銀包。(ngo5 ng4 gin3 zo2 ngan4 baau1) I lost my wallet. 佢唔見咗個手機。(keoi5 ng4 gin3 zo2 sau2 gei1) He lost his phone. 你會整唔見個銀包。(nei5 wui5 zing2 ng4 gin3 go3 ngan4 baau1) You will lose the wallet. 我唔會整唔見個手機。(ngo5 ng4 wui5 zing2 ng4 gin3 go3 sau2 gei1) I will not lose the phone. Join our […]
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  • Day 68: How to order food in Cantonese February 21, 2017
    我想要... (ngo5 soeng2 jiu3) I woud like… 我想要一份... (ngo5 soeng2 jiu3 jat1 fan6) I would like a (serving of)… 餛飩麵 (won4 tan1 min6) wonton noodle soup 叉燒 (caa1 siu1) cha-siu; roast pork 油炸鬼 (jau4 zaa3 gwai2) fried cruller (usually a complement for congee) 油菜 (jau4 coi3) Yau-choi 西洋菜 (sai1 joeng4 coi3) watercress 白菜 (baak6 coi3) […]
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  • Day 67: How to say different colors in Cantonese February 20, 2017
    紅色 (hung4 sik1) red 粉紅色 (fan2 hung4 sik1) pink 綠色 (luk6 sik1) green 黃色 (wong4 sik1) yellow 黑色 (hak1 sik1) black 橙色 (caang2 sik1) orange 啡色 (fe1 sik1) brown 紫色 (zi2 sik1) purple 我鍾意紫色。(ngo5 zung1 ji3 zi2 sik1) I like purple. 我鍾意紫色多過綠色。(ngo5 zung1 ji3 zi2 sik1 do1 gwo3 luk6 sik1) I like purple more than […]
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  • Day 66: Learn to Sing "Hei Foon Nei"(I like you) for Valentine's Day February 13, 2017
    細雨帶風濕透黃昏的街道 sai3 jyu5 daai3 fung1 sap1 tau3 wong4 fan1 dik1 gaai1 dou6 抹去雨水雙眼無故地仰望 mut3 heoi3 jyu5 seoi2 soeng1 ngaan5 mou4 gu3 dei6 joeng5 mong6 望向孤單的晚燈 mong6 hoeng3 gu1 daan1 dik1 maan5 dang1 是那傷感的記憶 si6 naa5 soeng1 gam2 dik1 gei3 jik1 再次泛起心裡無數的思念 zoi3 ci3 faan3 hei2 sam1 leoi5 mou4 sou3 dik1 si1 nim6 以往片刻歡笑仍掛在臉上 ji5 wong5 […]
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