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How to say: will you marry me in Cantonese (1)

How can a man say “will you marry me?” in Cantonese

nei5 jyun6ji3 gaa3 bei2 ngo5 maa3
nei5 = you
jyun6ji3 = be willing to
gaa3 bei2 = marry to (a man)
ngo5 = me/I/my

So “ngo5 jyun6ji3 gaa3 bei2 nei5″
= (the girl said:) I am willing to marry you.

Some still asked me how to say “how are you?” in Cantonese:
Now that you know how to pronounce “nei5″ “hou2″ “maa3″, you already know how to say it
“nei5 hou2 maa3 你好吗?” = How are you?

How to say “will you marry me” by a girl to man? Let’s learn it next time.

How to say: I miss you in Cantonese

So how to say I miss you in Cantonese?

Here we go:

ngo5 hou2 gwaa3zyu6 nei5
挂住 = I miss you very much
hou2 = very, good. Used here for stree.
gwaa3zyu6 = miss (someone)

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How to say:My Cantonese Is Not Good in Cantonese

ngo5 ge3 gwong2 dung1 waa2 m4 hou2
我嘅广东话唔好。 = My Cantonese is not good.

ngo5 = my
ge3 = of; someone’s
ngo5 ge3 = my/mine
nei5ge3 = your/yours
gwong2dung1waa2 = Cantonese; the dialect of Guangdong province.
m4 = not
hou2 = good

我嘅广东话唔系好好。 = My Cantonese is not very good.
(Note: that in the above link there is a mistake for the word 广, which should be pronounced gwong2 instead of jim)
m4 hai6 = is not (be not)
hou2 hou2 = very good ( the first hou2 is an adverb, meaning very. The 2nd means good.)

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Lesson 3: Please tell me what you are doing

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Without forward ado, here’s our weekly lesson:

Lesson Three: Please tell me, what you are doing.

Hi, everyone, did you miss us? I’ve been missing you! Seriously!
Welcome to CantonesePod.com.
Today we are going to focus on some useful verbs.
Let’s get actions!

First, the sentence pattern of this lesson:

请问( ) …
cing2man6 …
Please tell me so and so.. Continue reading

Ho Kwok Wing – Speaking Cantonese – 河國榮

我系河国荣. 我系一个澳洲鬼佬.
ngo5 hai6 ho4 gwok3 wing3. ngo5 hai6 jat1 go3 ou3 zau1 gwai2 lou2.
ngo5 = I/me; hai6 = am/is/are/to be; ho4 = riversurname here)
gwok3 = country; wing3 = glory; jat1 go3 = one (person);
ou3 zau1 = Australia;
gwai2 lou2 = a humorous way to call “foreigner(s)”, it does not really mean literately “ghost men”. Even those pretty Cantonese ladies who married “gwai2 lou2″, they say “ngo5 lou2 gung1 hai6 gwai2 lou2 我老公系鬼佬 (my husband is a (white)foreigner. ) And their husbands willingly call themselves “ngo5 hai6 gwai2 lou2 我系鬼佬”. That’s why Ho Kwo Wing called himself “gwai2 ou2″ here.

gwai2 can also be used as an adverb: e.g. gwai2 gam2 lek1(鬼咁叻) means very very smart.
So gwai2 also means genius/spirit (精灵), not “devil” or “ghost”
He said I’m a foreigner from Australia.

In our Cantonese dictionary, “gwai2 lou2″ is a good word while “Chinaman” is a bad word.

Yes, Kwo Wing, we all love you, (gwai2 lou2)!

How to say “you are (so) handsome” in Cantonese?

In Cantonese, how do you say “you are (so) handsome”?

nei5 hou2 leng3 zai2 = you are so handsome
leng3 actually means “good-looking”
zai2 = boy

How to say “you are pretty” in Cantonese

How do you say “you are pretty”?

nei5 leng3

but we usually say it with the “hou3 (very)”:

nei5 hou3 leng3
= you are (so) pretty.
you very pretty

How do you say “you are (so) handsome”? Check for our next article.

Two Minute Cantonese Lesson Two: Food(2)

Hi, everyone,

Here’s the mp3 for Lesson Two. We continue to talk about food since it is important and useful.


pdf files will be available soon. We are looking for some volunteers for scripting work.

Thank you very much.

Have a great weekend!
Click this for the simple script:
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How to say “sorry” in Cantonese(1)

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

1. deoi3 m4 zyu6
对唔住 = Sorry (deoi3 = face, m4 = not, zyu6 = hold/up … I cannot face you or hold my head up to you… because I feel sorry..)

2. We will talk about the 2nd way in our next post. (《== click here )

How to say “I like (it/you)” in Cantonese

How to say “I like it” (before you really fall in love with it :-) ?

ngo5 = I, me
zung1 = center, central, in the middle of
ji3 = thought, idea

ngo5 zung1 ji3 = I like (it/you/him …)

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