Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Cantonese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Cantonese.
Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Cantonese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:
The past tense in Cantonese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:
The future tense in Cantonese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:
Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.
耳朵 [ji5 do2]
眼睛 [ngaan5 zing1]
頭髮 [tau4 faat3]
手指 [sau2 zi2]
Travel Phrases in Cantonese
Imagine yourself in some Cantonese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!
I hope this lesson about the verbs in Cantonese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.
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