How to say “sorry” in Cantonese(2)

Let's talk about the 2nd way to say "sorry":


2. m4 hou2 ji3 si3

not good meaningintension) = feeling embarrassed
Let's try your listening in this Youtube video

Pay attention from 0:43 of this 10 min video.

Related: How to say "sorry" in Cantonese(1)

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 ...)

How to say “I love you” in Cantonese?

So many people asked for this, so I have to post this first.
ngo5 = I
ngoi3 = love
nei5 = you


我爱() ngo5 ngoi3 nei5 = I love you.

How do you say "you love me"?
Just reverse the words: 你爱我nei5 ngoi3 ngo5 (Isn't Cantonese simpler than English? You bet!)

Note: Young native speakers nowadays tend to use "lei5 (懶音 lazy sound)" for "nei5 (you)". For beginners, we'd better use "n" instead of "l". Meanwhile, understanding that many people use "lazy sounds" is helpful.

You may refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proper_Cantonese_pronunciation
for more info about 懶音 lazy sound.

Two Minute Cantonese Lesson One: Food(1)

In this lesson, we'll learn about food, which is considered "heaven" by us human being.

 

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Two-Minute Mandarin Lesson One: Food(1)


This is Lesson One of our mini series: "2-minute Mandarin Lessons"

How to say “question/problem” in Cantonese?


man6tai3 = question/problem
man6 = ask, ask about
tai3 = title


[audio: MAN6.mp3,TAI4.mp3|loop=yes ]Question/problem: man6tai4问题 (auto repeat)


So mou5 man6tai4 冇问题 = “no problem.”[audio: MOU5.mp3,MAN6.mp3,TAI4.mp3|loop=yes ]
(auto repeat)

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