Welcome to the sixth Cantonese lesson about numbers. This time we will learn about cardinal and ordinal numbers, followed by grammar rules, then animal names, finally a conversation in Cantonese to help you practice your daily phrases. Click on the sound icon to hear the words.
Numbers Grammar Rules
Cantonese cardinal numbers refer to the counting numbers, because they show quantity. For example: I speak two languages. Ordinal numbers on the other hand tell the order of things and their rank: my first language is Cantonese. The examples below use numbers in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.
We're not done yet! The following is a list of animals.
老鼠 [lou5 syu2]
Conversation in Cantonese
Now we finally reach the last part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.
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