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Beautiful in Cantonese

There are at least two ways to say “beautiful” in Cantonese:

  1. ( colloquial;  means good-looking  as in 靓相 pretty photos; high quality or high class as in 靓车 – good cars such as Lamborghini  or Porsche ) 
  2. 美麗 (美丽)  (beautiful, not just pretty; formal;  sometimes shortened to  just .   so 美国 can mean beautiful country)
  3. 好好睇  (very good looking )

Examples:

1. You are so beautiful!   你好靓!

2. I don’t need those beautiful lies!  我唔需要美丽嘅谎言。
Note: tell a lie = 讲大话 (colloquial.    lie = 大话  literately mean “big talk” ).    谎言 means “lie(s)” and it’s very formal.
However, we do use 美丽的(or )谎言 is a set phrase or idiomatic phrase  for “beautiful lies”.

3. 你种嘅花好靓啊!  The flowers you are planting are very beautiful (pretty)!

4. The skirt you are wearing is pretty good looking.  妳着紧嘅条裙都几靓  nei5 zoek6 gan2 ge3 tiu4 kwan4 dou1 gei2 leng3 wo3

5. You look  beautiful with this pair of glasses.   你戴呢副眼镜好好睇 nei5 daai3 ne1 fu3 ngaan5 geng3 hou2 hou2 tai2 wo3

6. Your eyes are beautiful.  你嘅眼睛好靓!

How to Say Please in Cantonese

There are two words that means “Please” in Cantonese:

  1.    (this may also mean ask or invite)
  2. 唔该    (this phrase can also mean “Thank you”. Literately it means “not deserved” or “should not (bother you). ”  )

We can use them interchangeably.   The first form is more formal.

Examples:

1. Please open your books:   請打開你嘅書。cing2 daa2 hoi1 nei5 ge3 syu1

2. Please say that again once more :  唔该你讲多一次。 m4 goi1 nei5 gong2 do1 jat1 ci3

or we can also say  請你讲多一次。cing2nei5 gong2 do1 jat1 ci3

3. Could you say that again, please?:  唔该你可唔可以讲多一次?  m4 goi1 nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 gong2 do1 jat1 ci3

or we can say: 可唔可以請你讲多一次?     ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 cing2nei5gong2 do1 jat1 ci3

可以 = can ; could

可唔可以 = could or could not; can or cannot

Other Usage of

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

How For Permission to Marry His Daughter in Cantonese

This is a request from a CantonesePod.com and ChineseBay.com visitor.

The two sentences are:

I       love         and         respect         your daughter very much.
ngo5hou2ngoi3     tung4maai4     hou2zyun1ging3 nei5ge3 neoi5
  好爱        同埋        好尊敬        你嘅女。

I      humbly             request your permission to         marry her.
ngo5    him1bei1gam2    cing2kau4 nei5 wan5heoi2    ngo5 tung4keoi5 git3fan1
        谦卑咁          请求        你允许                        同佢结婚。

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:

How to Say in Cantonese?

In Youtube, you can find quite some video on “How to Say It in Cantonese”, and some were created by Cantonesepod. Here we include some by others too for your convenience: Continue reading

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。

Happy Mother’s Day in Cantonese with sound

Happy Mother’s Day in Cantonese

Here’s quick and short lesson:

母亲节快乐!


Detailed definition

Want to know how to say “Happy Mother’s Day” in Mandarin Chinese? Click Here.

How to say:days of the week in Cantonese?

It should be easier to remember the names for the days of the week in Cantonese if you’ve already know how to count from 1 to 7:


sing1kei4yat1
星期一 星期二 星期三 星期四 星期五 星期六 星期日
sing1 = star/planet
kei4 = period
jat1 = one

Another way to say the days of the week is

礼拜一 礼拜二 礼拜三 礼拜四 礼拜五 礼拜六 礼拜(日)
lai5bai3 (礼拜 ) means worship so we just use lai5bai3 for Sunday.
And Monday is the first day after Sunday (lai5bai3)

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