There are at least two ways to say "beautiful" in Cantonese:
- éš (Â colloquial; Â means good-looking Â as in é“ç›¸ pretty photos; high quality or high class as in é“è½¦ - good cars such as Lamborghini Â orÂ PorscheÂ )Â
- ç¾Žéº— (ç¾Žä¸½) Â (beautiful, not just pretty; formal; Â sometimes shortened to Â just ç¾Ž. Â so ç¾Žå›½ can mean beautiful country)
- å¥½å¥½ç‡ Â (very good looking )
1. You are so beautiful! Â ä½ å¥½é“ï¼
2. I don't need those beautiful lies! Â æˆ‘å””éœ€è¦ç¾Žä¸½å˜…è°Žè¨€ã€‚
Note: tell a lie = è®²å¤§è¯ (colloquial. Â Â lie = å¤§è¯ Â literately mean "big talk" ). Â Â è°Žè¨€ means "lie(s)" and it's very formal.
However, we do use ç¾Žä¸½çš„(or å˜… )è°Žè¨€ is a set phrase or idiomatic phrase Â for "beautiful lies".
3. ä½ ç§å˜…èŠ±å¥½é“å•Šï¼ Â The flowers you are planting are very beautiful (pretty)!
4. The skirt you are wearing is pretty good looking. Â å¦³ç€ç´§å˜…æ¡è£™éƒ½å‡ é“å–ŽÂ Â nei5Â zoek6Â gan2Â ge3Â tiu4Â kwan4Â dou1Â gei2Â leng3Â wo3
5. You look Â beautiful with this pair of glasses. Â ä½ æˆ´å‘¢å‰¯çœ¼é•œå¥½å¥½ç‡å–Žã€‚Â nei5Â daai3Â ne1Â fu3Â ngaan5Â geng3Â hou2Â hou2Â tai2Â wo3
6. Your eyes are beautiful. Â ä½ å˜…çœ¼ç›å¥½é“ï¼