Lesson 10: I am busy in Cantonese

Hello everyone, ????

Here’s our Cantonese podcast Lesson ten at CantonesePod.com.

Did you try our “how to say” in Cantonese series? Let review two of the series:

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

? ? ? ?
nei5 hou2 leng3 zai2 = you are so handsome
you very handsome boy (lit.)

This is our sentence pattern for today:
pronoun/noun + adjective
We call this a sentence with an adjectival predicate. Very useful and we use it a lot in Chinese including Mandarin.
e.g.

? ? ? ?????? = I am very busy (very ‘not free’)
I(am) very busy. (lit.)
?? = free; not busy.
??? = busy.

? ? ???? = He/she is very busy.
He/she(is) very busy.(lit.)

? ? ?? ? ? ?? = My boyfriend is very careless/thoughtless.
my male friend very rough heart (lit.)
?? = careless/thoughtless ? having a rough/careless heart/mind)

?? ? ?? ? ??? = My girlfriend is very careful/considerate/attentive (She’s a careful person).
my female friend very tiny heart. (lit.)
?? = careful; attentive.

?? ?? ? ??? = Her ex-husband is very rich.
Her former husband very have money (lit.)
?? = having money; rich.

? ? ? ? ? ? ?? = The dishes you cooked are very delicious.
you cook dish(es) very good taste.(lit.)
? ? = delicious; same as ?? in Mandarin.

OK. Wish you a great weekend.
? ? ???
week end happy (lit.)


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