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Happy Father’s Day

I know that we already have a post on Father’s Day:  http://cantonesePod.com/fathersday

Happy Father’s Day in Cantonese (new mp3 )

You may also learn how to say it with Jyutping at http://go99.us/py/父亲节快乐

Learn How to Say “Have A Nice Weekend” in Japanese as well as Mandarin and Japanese

Cantonese For Missionaries: Lesson One

With the help of ChineseBay.com’s Cantonese Pronunciation Dictionary, we can start some easy lessons for missionary.

Lesson One:
1. 神是愛 God is love).
2. 耶穌是我哋嘅救主 Jesus is our savior).
3. 我愛耶穌 I love Jesus).
4. 我愛耶和華 I love Jehovah).
5. 神愛世人 God loves the world).

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.

Colloquial Cantonese(1)

Our colloquial Cantonese lesson series.

好似雞同鴨講。hou2 ci5 gai1 tung4 ngaap3 gong2
It’s like chicken talking to duck, who can’t understand each other at all.
gai1 = chicken(s)
ngaap3 = duck(s)
gong2 = talk, speak
好似 hou2 ci5 = similar to, like
Until our next lesson Colloquial Cantonese(2)

Follow Me to Learn Cantonese(2)

In this lesson, we are going to learn some common nouns, verbs and pronouns that we can use in some sentence patterns.
There two videos in this lesson Continue reading

How to Say “Happy Father’s Day” in Cantonese?

父親節快樂!(Traditional Chinese)
父亲节快乐! (Simplified Chinese)
fu6can1zit3 faai3lok3 (JyutPing)
father’s day happy

You may also download the better sound mp3 for “Happy Father’s Day” in Cantonese below:

I love you so much in 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”

简体
繁體 (Traditional Chinese)
粤拼 ngo5 hou2 oi3/ngoi3 nei5/lei5

How to say: Will You Marry Me in Cantonese (2)

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
你願意娶我嗎?” (colloquial)
or
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)

So how do you say take a wife in Cantonese?
ceoi2 lou5po4
老婆 Marry (one’s) wife

Marry an 18-year-old as his wife:
ceoi2 zo2 go3 sap6baat3 seoi3 ge3 zou6 lou5po4
娶咗個十八歲嘅做老婆。

Learn Basic Cantonese(3)

Happy Friday!

Glad to see you hear again.
URL for this Learn Basic Cantonese(3)
http://cantonesepod.com/pods/2009/05/22/learn-basic-cantonese3learn-basic-cantonese3

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

Pronunciation and definition of the above can be found here.

Learn Basic Cantonese:(2)

Basic Cantonese:(2)

This lesson may fit into Business Cantonese as well.
If you are reading this using RSS reader, you may need to come to
http://cantonesepod.com/pods/2009/05/19/learn-basic-cantonese2learn-basic-cantonese2/
for the mp3 sound recording for better study.

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 “”as “” 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


Related: Learn Basic Cantonese (1)

Learn Basic Cantonese:(1)

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)

1. 你好! ( Hello!)
2.我叫保罗。 ( I’m Paul )
3.我姓陈。 (My last name is Chen )
4.陈小姐,你好! (Hello, Miss Chen. )
5.保罗先生,你好!(Hello, Paul! )

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.
Related Lessons:
Basic Cantonese(2)
Basic Cantonese(3)

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