Beautiful in Cantonese

There are at least two ways to say “beautiful” in Cantonese: 靚 ( 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 )  美麗 (美丽)  (beautiful, not just pretty; formal;  sometimes shortened to  just 美.   so 美国 can mean beautiful country) 好好睇 …

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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 …

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Colloquial Cantonese(3)

Colloquial Cantonese Lesson Three Let’s learn how to say “To be or not to be.” 係 hai6 ☆係唔m4係(是不是) = is or not? ☆係咁gam2 (是这样)= is like this ☆係嘅ge3(是的) = It is. ☆係喇laa1(是了) = so it is ☆係嘞laak3(对了) = that is right. ☆係噃bo3(是的哦) = Oh, it is. ☆係吖aa1(是啊) = Yes,(I agree). ☆係呀aa1(是啊) = Yes, (I agree). …

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Colloquial Cantonese (2)

Colloquial Cantonese  Lesson Two 冇 mou5  ( do not have; there’s none) = Mandarin 没,没有 This is a Cantonese word. We don’t have it in Mandarin. ☆冇乜嘢 mou2 mat1 je5 (没什么) = have nothing at all.It’s nothing.(it’s OK) ☆冇嘢(没什么)= nothing ☆冇你咁好氣(气)mou2 nei5 gam2 hou2 hei3(没有你那么耐心) =have no patience like yours(don’t want to talk to you …

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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. 雞 gai1 = chicken(s) 鴨 ngaap3 = duck(s) 講 gong2 = talk, speak 好似 hou2 ci5 = similar to, like Until our next lesson Colloquial Cantonese(2)

Diffference between Mandarin & Cantonese

There are lots of differences between Mandarin and Cantonese even though they share many Chinese characters and even sounds.  Mandarin speakers and Cantonese speakers cannot understand each other unless they learn the other language. Mandarin and Cantonese are two different languages, but Google is continuing its big mistakes by considering Cantonese as the same or …

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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 我  好爱        同埋        好尊敬        你嘅女。 I      humbly             request your permission to        …

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