With the help of ChineseBay.com’s Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary, we can start some easy lessons for missionary.
For pronunciation, you may click the above Chinese to get the Jyutping (Cantonese pronunciation) for those characters.
Here’s an introduction of Jyutping Lessons that you may follow. (Master Jyutping, and your are free):
After you master the Jyutping you may use the Jyutping Dictionary to learn the Cantonese pronunciation of all the Chinese characters.
Cantonese for Missionaries and Cantonese for Pastors. It means as a missionary or pastor who meet Cantonese a lot, they need to learn this basic Cantonese.
Today we are going to learn how to use “hou5″ which means “very much” in Cantonese.
I know. Some already learned to use “hou5″ as “very”. e.g. hou5 leng3 好靚 very pretty.
We can also use “hou5″ to mean “very much” together with “love” or “hate”
Another verb that means “marry” in Cantonese is 娶。 It really means “(a man) marry (a woman)”.
So for a girl to ask a man “Will you marry me?”, she should say
nei5 jyun6 ji3 ceoi2 ngo5 maa3
nei5 jyun6 m4 jyun6ji3 tung4 ngo5 git3fan1 aa3
“你愿唔願意同我結婚啊。”(Are you willing to marry me? )
If you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life plant a garden (Proverb)
Marry an 18-year-old as his wife:
ceoi2 zo2 go3 sap6baat3 seoi3 ge3 zou6 lou5po4
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Today, we are going to learn how to say wishes in Cantonese.
11. 祝你路旅愉快！ = Have a nice trip
12.祝你周末愉快！ = Wish you a happy weekend / Have a nice weekend
13.祝你生日快乐！ = Wish you a happy birthday
14.祝你有个愉快嘅礼拜五晚上！ = Wish you a happy Friday!
15.祝你早日康复！ = Wish you an early recovery
This lesson may fit into Business Cantonese as well.
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6.王先生（王生），早晨！ Morning, Mr. Wong(Wang)
7.李太，早晨！ Morning, Mrs. Li (Lee).
8.呢位系（係）我嘅经理，谭生。This is my manager Mr. Tan (Tam).
9.谭经理，欢迎你！Welcome, Manager Tam!
10.李太，多谢你的邀请。Mrs. Lee,thank you for your invitation.
Note: We tend to read “的”as “嘅” in Cantonese.
In Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), we tend to address people by their titles such as Manager, Director, Teacher, etc. to show respects.
For further study, please check out MDBG notes
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Today, we begin a new short series so that we hope that we can have update more than twice a week.
Every time, we just learn 5 short sentences.
Learn Basic Cantonese:(1)
Some asked us to put Jyutping and definitions for these sentences for further learning.
Please click HERE to study more and come back here to replay the mp3 lesson.
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