Happy Father’s Day in Cantonese

????? (Traditional: ?????) = Happy Father’s Day ( you may click the Chinese characters to get the pronunciation and click the Play button to listen to the sound). This year it will be on 6/16/2013.

We can say ????????? ( June 16th is Father’s Day ).

On that day, you should call him and say “?????”
..??? means so and so, how are you?

?? or ?? is an informal way to call daddy.
The Cantonese word ?? is actually a borrowed word from English “Daddy”

We often call our elderly daddy ?? (Old Dad). Similar to Mandarin.

We should also say ” ???????? ?” ( = Daddy, how I miss you! ) if you call home from far away. Take good care of your father and send him more love if you still can. I cannot any more as he passed away many years ago. There’s a Chinese saying from a famous peom: ??????? ( When the son wants to support the parents who have passed away. ) A pretty close translation of the sentences in that Chinese poem can be found at Dict.cn: ???????????????.

You may be interested in our other related posts:
1) Happy Father’s Day Cantonese MP3.
2) Happy Father’s Day in Cantonese Youtube Video.







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