Today, we are going to learn how to say what you plan to do (are going to do).
???? gam1yat3 geoi3jing3
Today's sentence pattern:
I'm going to + verbs ( In English it really means "I plan to do something." or "I will do something.")
so the Cantonese for that is:
a future time phrase + ????+ verb
? ngo5 = I/me/my
?? daa2syun3 = plan to
? wui2 = will/able to ?do something).
Please note that "Chinese verbs do not conjugate like the verbs of most Indo-European languages such as English or Spanish. In English, for example, the verb 'to eat' has many forms compared to its Chinese equivalent: 'to eat' (infinitive), 'eat, eats' (present), 'ate', (simple past), 'eaten' (past participle), 'eating' (present participle), etc. Chinese only has one basic form, used for every person and tense"( wikipedia )
1) ngo5 daa2syun3 soeng5mong5 wan2 jat1 bou6 hou2ge3 daa2jan3gei1
I am going/plan to find/look for a good printer online.
???(?) daa2jan3gei1 = printer
?????? do1gung1nang4 daa2jan3gei1
??? do1gung1nang4 = multi function (similar to 3 or 4 in one or "all in one")
?? jat1 bou6 = one set/unit
2)gam1maan5 ngo5 wui2 soeng5cyun4 nei5di1 dak1ji3 soeng2 dou3 ngo5 ge3 mong5zaam6.
????????????????? I am going to upload your cute photos to my web site.
??gam1maan5 = tonight
??soeng5cyun4 = upload
?? nei5di1 = your
?? dak1ji3 = cute / interesting
? soeng2 = photos
? dou3 = to
?? ngo5 ge3 = my
?? mong5zaam6 = web site
3)ting1jat3 ngo5 wui2 gaau3 ngo5 po4po4 dim2joeng6 faat3 din6jau4
Tomorrow I am going to teach my grandma (on my mother's side) how to send email.
?? ting1jat3 = tomorrow ; ? gaau3 = teach/taught
?? dim2joeng6 = how
? faat3=send ?? din6jau4 = email
?? kam4jat3 = last night
kam4jat3(??) ngo5 gaau3 ngo5 po4po4 dim2joeng6 faat3 din6jau4
Last night, I taught my grandma how to send email.
(Specials thanks to Leslie Frank )
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