Cantonese Most Popular Words

Welcome to our Cantonese list of the most popular words and expressions. If you memorize the whole vocabulary below, you will be able to communicate with most people in Afrikaas without many issues. Make sure you add this list to your must read pages so that you don't forget the words.

Coffee Arrow 咖啡 [ gaa1 fe1  ]

Milk Arrow 牛奶 [ ngau4 naai5  ]

Breakfast Arrow 早餐 [ zou2 caan1  ]

Lunch Arrow 午餐 [ ng5 caan1  ]

Dinner Arrow 晚餐 [ maan5 caan1  ]

Bread Arrow 麵包 [ min6 baau1  ]

Cheese Arrow 芝士 [ zi1 si6  ]

Chicken Arrow 雞 [ gai1  ]

Eggs Arrow 蛋 [ daan2  ]

Fish Arrow 魚 [ jyu4  ]

Food Arrow 食物 [ sik6 mat6  ]

Fruit Arrow 生果 [ saang1 gwo2  ]

Meat Arrow 肉 [ juk6  ]

Sandwich Arrow 三文治 [ saam1 man4 zi6  ]

Sugar Arrow 糖 [ tong4  ]

Tea Arrow 茶 [ caa4  ]

Tomatoes Arrow 蕃茄 [ faan4 ke4  ]

Vegetables Arrow 蔬菜 [ so1 coi3  ]

Water Arrow 水 [ seoi2  ]

Belt Arrow 皮帶 [ pei4 daai3  ]

Clothes Arrow 衣服 [ ji1 fuk6  ]

Coat Arrow 外套 [ ngoi6 tou3  ]

Dress Arrow 裙 [ kwan4  ]

Glasses Arrow 眼鏡 [ ngaan5 geng3  ]

Gloves Arrow 手套 [ sau2 tou3  ]

Hat Arrow 帽 [ mou6  ]

Jacket Arrow 外套 [ ngoi6 tou3  ]

Pants (Trousers) Arrow 褲 [ fu3  ]

Ring Arrow 戒指 [ gaai3 zi2  ]

Shirt Arrow 恤衫 [ seot1 saam1  ]

Shoes Arrow 鞋 [ haai4  ]

Socks Arrow 襪 [ mat6  ]

Suit Arrow 西裝 [ sai1 zong1  ]

Sweater Arrow 過頭笠 [ gwo3 tau4 lap1  ]

Tie Arrow 領呔 [ ling5 taai1  ]

Umbrella Arrow 遮 [ ze1  ]

Underwear Arrow 底衫 [ dai2 saam1  ]

Wallet Arrow 銀包 [ ngan4 baau1  ]

Watch Arrow 手錶 [ sau2 biu1  ]

Do you like my dress? Arrow 你鐘唔鐘意我條裙? [ nei5 zung1 m4 zung1 ji3 ngo5 tiu4 kwan4 ? ]

Book Arrow 書 [ syu1  ]

Books Arrow 書/好多書 [ syu1 / hou2 do1 syu1  ]

Chair Arrow 凳 [ dang3  ]

Desk Arrow 書枱 [ syu1 toi4  ]

Dictionary Arrow 字典 [ zi6 din2  ]

Languages Arrow 語言 [ jyu5 jin4  ]

Library Arrow 圖書館 [ tou4 syu1 gun2  ]

Laptop Arrow 手提電腦 [ sau2 tai4 din6 nou5  ]

Page Arrow 頁 [ jip6  ]

Paper Arrow 紙 [ zi2  ]

Pen Arrow 筆 [ bat1  ]

Question Arrow 問題 [ man6 tai4  ]

School Arrow 學校 [ hok6 haau6  ]

Student Arrow 學生 [ hok6 saang1  ]

Teacher Arrow 老師 [ lou5 si1  ]

University Arrow 大學 [ daai6 hok6  ]

I have a question Arrow 我有問題 [ ngo5 jau5 man6 tai4  ]

What's the name of that book? Arrow 嗰本書叫咩名? [ go2 bun2 syu1 giu3 me1 ming4 ? ]

Arm Arrow 手臂 [ sau2 bei3  ]

Back Arrow 背脊 [ bui3 zek3  ]

Ear Arrow 耳仔 [ ji5 zai2  ]

Eye Arrow 眼睛 [ ngaan5 zing1  ]

Face Arrow 臉 [ lim5  ]

Feet Arrow 腳 [ goek3  ]

Fingers Arrow 手指 [ sau2 zi2  ]

Hair Arrow 頭髮 [ tau4 faat3  ]

Hand Arrow 手 [ sau2  ]

Head Arrow 頭 [ tau4  ]

Heart Arrow 心 [ sam1  ]

Leg Arrow 腳 [ goek3  ]

Mouth Arrow 口 [ hau2  ]

Neck Arrow 頸 [ geng2  ]

Nose Arrow 鼻 [ bei6  ]

Teeth Arrow 牙 [ ngaa4  ]

She has beautiful eyes Arrow 佢對眼好靚 [ keoi5 deoi3 ngaan5 hou2 leng3  ]

Airplane Arrow 飛機 [ fei1 gei1  ]

Airport Arrow 機場 [ gei1 coeng4  ]

Bus Arrow 巴士 [ baa1 si6  ]

Bus station Arrow 巴士站 [ baa1 si6 zaam6  ]

Car Arrow 車 [ ce1  ]

Flight Arrow 航班 [ hong4 baan1  ]

Help Desk Arrow 詢問處 [ seon1 man6 cyu3  ]

Hotel Arrow 酒店 [ zau2 dim3  ]

Passport Arrow 旅行證件 [ leoi5 hang4 zing3 gin6  ]

Taxi Arrow 的士 [ dik1 si6  ]

Ticket Arrow 門票 [ mun4 piu3  ]

Tourism Arrow 旅遊 [ leoi5 jau4  ]

Train (noun) Arrow 火車 [ fo2 ce1  ]

Train station Arrow 火車站 [ fo2 ce1 zaam6  ]

By train Arrow 坐火車 [ co5 fo2 ce1  ]

By car Arrow 坐車 [ co5 ce1  ]

By bus Arrow 坐巴士 [ co5 baa1 si6  ]

By taxi Arrow 坐的士 [ co5 dik1 si6  ]

By airplane Arrow 坐飛機 [ co5 fei1 gei1  ]

Do you accept credit cards? Arrow 你收唔收信用卡? [ nei5 sau1 m4 sau1 seon3 jung6 kaa1 ? ]

How much will it cost? Arrow 幾多錢? [ gei2 do1 cin2 ? ]

I have a reservation Arrow 我訂咗位 [ ngo5 deng6 zo2 wai2  ]

I'd like to rent a car Arrow 我想租車 [ ngo5 soeng2 zou1 ce1  ]

I'm here on business /on vacation. Arrow 我嚟公幹/旅遊。 [ ngo5 lai4 gung1 gon3 / leoi5 jau4 。 ]

Is this seat taken? Arrow 呢個位有冇人坐? [ ne1 go3 wai2 jau5 mou5 jan4 co5 ? ]

Good luck! Arrow 祝你好運! [ zuk1 nei5 hou2 wan6 ! ]

Happy birthday! Arrow 生日快樂! [ saang1 jat6 faai3 lok6 ! ]

Happy new year! Arrow 新年快樂! [ san1 nin4 faai3 lok6 ! ]

Merry Christmas! Arrow 聖誕快樂! [ sing3 daan3 faai3 lok6 ! ]

Baby Arrow 蘇哈仔(old fashion way) bb仔(modern Hong Kong) [ sou1 haa1 zai2 (old  fashion  way ) bb zai2 (modern  Hong  Kong ) ]

Boy Arrow 男仔 [ naam4 zai2  ]

Brother Arrow 兄弟 [ hing1 dai6  ]

Child (female) Arrow 女仔 [ neoi5 zai2  ]

Child (male) Arrow 男仔 [ naam4 zai2  ]

Cousin (female) Arrow 表姐/姊(older than you) /表妹(younger than you) [ biu2 ze2 /zi2 (older  than  you ) /biu2 mui6 (younger  than  you ) ]

Cousin (male) Arrow 表哥(older than you)/表弟(younger than you) [ biu2 go1 (older  than  you )/biu2 dai6 (younger  than  you ) ]

Daughter Arrow 女 [ neoi5  ]

Father Arrow 爸爸 [ baa1 baa1  ]

Girl Arrow 女仔 [ neoi5 zai2  ]

Grandfather Arrow 阿爺 (paternal), 外公(maternal) [ aa3 je4  (paternal ), ngoi6 gung1 (maternal ) ]

Grandmother Arrow 阿嫲(paternal), 外婆(maternal) [ aa3 maa4 (paternal ), ngoi6 po4 (maternal ) ]

Husband Arrow 老公 [ lou5 gung1  ]

Man Arrow 男人 [ naam4 jan4  ]

Mother Arrow 媽媽 [ maa1 maa1  ]

People Arrow 人 [ jan4  ]

Sister Arrow 姐/姊妹 [ ze2 /zi2 mui6  ]

Son Arrow 仔 [ zai2  ]

Wife Arrow 老婆 [ lou5 po4  ]

Woman Arrow 女人 [ neoi5 jan4  ]

How old is your sister? Arrow 你家姐/細妹幾歲? [ nei5 gaa1 ze2 /sai3 mui6 gei2 seoi3 ? ]

What's your brother called? Arrow 你阿哥/細佬叫咩名? [ nei5 aa3 go1 /sai3 lou2 giu3 me1 ming4 ? ]

Actor Arrow 男演員 [ naam4 jin2 jyun4  ]

Actress Arrow 女演員 [ neoi5 jin2 jyun4  ]

Artist Arrow 藝術家 [ ngai6 seot6 gaa1  ]

Businessman Arrow 商人 [ soeng1 jan4  ]

Doctor Arrow 醫生 [ ji1 saang1  ]

Nurse Arrow 護士 [ wu6 si6  ]

Policeman Arrow 警察 [ ging2 caat3  ]

Singer Arrow 歌手 [ go1 sau2  ]

Student Arrow 學生 [ hok6 saang1  ]

Teacher Arrow 老師 [ lou5 si1  ]

Translator Arrow 翻譯員 [ faan1 jik6 jyun4  ]

He is a policeman Arrow 佢係一個警察 [ keoi5 hai6 jat1 go3 ging2 caat3  ]

I'm an artist Arrow 我係一個藝術家 [ ngo5 hai6 jat1 go3 ngai6 seot6 gaa1  ]

I'm looking for a job Arrow 我搵緊工 [ ngo5 wan2 gan2 gung1  ]

Days Arrow 日子 [ jat6 zi2  ]

Monday Arrow 星期一 [ sing1 kei4 jat1  ]

Tuesday Arrow 星期二 [ sing1 kei4 ji6  ]

Wednesday Arrow 星期三 [ sing1 kei4 saam1  ]

Thursday Arrow 星期四 [ sing1 kei4 sei3  ]

Friday Arrow 星期五 [ sing1 kei4 ng5  ]

Saturday Arrow 星期六 [ sing1 kei4 luk6  ]

Sunday Arrow 星期日 [ sing1 kei4 jat6  ]

January Arrow 一月 [ jat1 jyut6  ]

February Arrow 二月 [ ji6 jyut6  ]

March Arrow 三月 [ saam1 jyut6  ]

April Arrow 四月 [ sei3 jyut6  ]

May Arrow 五月 [ ng5 jyut6  ]

June Arrow 六月 [ luk6 jyut6  ]

July Arrow 七月 [ cat1 jyut6  ]

August Arrow 八月 [ baat3 jyut6  ]

September Arrow 九月 [ gau2 jyut6  ]

October Arrow 十月 [ sap6 jyut6  ]

November Arrow 十一月 [ sap6 jat1 jyut6  ]

December Arrow 十二月 [ sap6 ji6 jyut6  ]

Autumn Arrow 秋天 [ cau1 tin1  ]

Winter Arrow 冬天 [ dung1 tin1  ]

Spring Arrow 春天 [ ceon1 tin1  ]

Summer Arrow 夏天 [ haa6 tin1  ]

Time Arrow 時間 [ si4 gaan1  ]

Hour Arrow 鐘頭 [ zung1 tau4  ]

Minute Arrow 分鐘 [ fan1 zung1  ]

Second Arrow 第二 [ dai6 ji6  ]

I was born in July Arrow 我係七月出世 [ ngo5 hai6 cat1 jyut6 ceot1 sai3  ]

I will visit you in August Arrow 我八月會嚟探你 [ ngo5 baat3 jyut6 wui2 lai4 taam3 nei5  ]

Cold Arrow 凍 [ dung3  ]

Hot Arrow 熱 [ jit6  ]

Rain Arrow 雨 [ jyu5  ]

Snow Arrow 雪 [ syut3  ]

Spring Arrow 春天 [ ceon1 tin1  ]

Summer Arrow 夏天 [ haa6 tin1  ]

Sun Arrow 太陽 [ taai3 joeng4  ]

Sunny Arrow 天晴 [ tin1 cing4  ]

Warm Arrow 暖 [ nyun5  ]

Wind Arrow 風 [ fung1  ]

Windy Arrow 有風 [ jau5 fung1  ]

Winter Arrow 冬天 [ dung1 tin1  ]

It is raining Arrow 而家落緊雨 [ ji4 gaa1 lok6 gan2 jyu5  ]

It is sunny Arrow 而家有太陽 [ ji4 gaa1 jau5 taai3 joeng4  ]

It is windy Arrow 而家有風 [ ji4 gaa1 jau5 fung1  ]

It's cold Arrow 好凍 [ hou2 dung3  ]

It's hot Arrow 好熱 [ hou2 jit6  ]

Bed Arrow 床 [ cong4  ]

Bedroom Arrow 睡房 [ seoi6 fong4  ]

Computer Arrow 電腦 [ din6 nou5  ]

Door Arrow 門 [ mun4  ]

Furniture Arrow 傢俬 [ gaa1 si1  ]

House Arrow 屋 [ nguk1  ]

Kitchen Arrow 廚房 [ cyu4 fong4  ]

Refrigerator Arrow 雪櫃 [ syut3 gwai6  ]

Room Arrow 房間 [ fong4 gaan1  ]

Television Arrow 電視 [ din6 si6  ]

Toilet Arrow 廁所 [ ci3 so2  ]

Window Arrow 窗 [ coeng1  ]

Can you open the window? Arrow 你可唔可以開窗 [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 hoi1 coeng1  ]

I need to use the computer Arrow 我要用電腦 [ ngo5 jiu3 jung6 din6 nou5  ]

Arabic Arrow 阿拉伯話 [ aa3 laai1 baak3 waa6  ]

Moroccan Arrow 摩洛哥人 [ mo1 lok6 go1 jan4  ]

Morocco Arrow 摩洛哥 [ mo1 lok6 go1  ]

Chinese (language) Arrow 中文 [ zung1 man4  ]

Chinese (nationality) Arrow 中國人 [ zung1 gwok3 jan4  ]

China Arrow 中國 [ zung1 gwok3  ]

English Arrow 英文 [ jing1 man4   ]

British Arrow 英國人 [ jing1 gwok3 jan4  ]

Britain Arrow 英國 [ jing1 gwok3  ]

American Arrow 美國人 [ mei5 gwok3 jan4  ]

America Arrow 美國 [ mei5 gwok3  ]

French (language) Arrow 法文 [ faat3 man4  ]

French (nationality) Arrow 法國人 [ faat3 gwok3 jan4  ]

France Arrow 法國 [ faat3 gwok3  ]

Italian (language) Arrow 意大利文 [ ji3 daai6 lei6 man4  ]

Italian (nationality) Arrow 意大利人 [ ji3 daai6 lei6 jan4  ]

Italy Arrow 意大利 [ ji3 daai6 lei6  ]

Japanese (language) Arrow 日文 [ jat6 man4  ]

Japanese (nationality) Arrow 日本人 [ jat6 bun2 jan4  ]

Japan Arrow 日本 [ jat6 bun2  ]

Russian (language) Arrow 俄文 [ ngo4 man4  ]

Russian (nationality) Arrow 俄羅斯人 [ ngo4 lo4 si1 jan4  ]

Russia Arrow 俄國 [ ngo4 gwok3  ]

Spanish (language) Arrow 西班牙文 [ sai1 baan1 ngaa4 man4  ]

Spanish (nationality) Arrow 西班牙人 [ sai1 baan1 ngaa4 jan4  ]

Spain Arrow 西班牙 [ sai1 baan1 ngaa4  ]

I don't speak Korean Arrow 我唔識講韓文 [ ngo5 m4 sik1 gong2 hon4 man4  ]

I speak Italian Arrow 我講意大利文 [ ngo5 gong2 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4  ]

I want to go to Germany Arrow 我想去德國 [ ngo5 soeng2 heoi3 dak1 gwok3  ]

I was born in Italy Arrow 我係意大利出世 [ ngo5 hai6 ji3 daai6 lei6 ceot1 sai3  ]

Black Arrow 黑色 [ hak1 sik1  ]

Blue Arrow 藍色 [ laam4 sik1  ]

Brown Arrow 啡色 [ fe1 sik1  ]

Colors Arrow 顏色 [ ngaan4 sik1  ]

Green Arrow 綠色 [ luk6 sik1  ]

Orange Arrow 橙色 [ caang2 sik1  ]

Red Arrow 紅色 [ hung4 sik1  ]

White Arrow 白色 [ baak6 sik1  ]

Yellow Arrow 黃色 [ wong4 sik1  ]

I have black hair Arrow 我嘅頭髮係黑色嘅 [ ngo5 ge3 tau4 faat3 hai6 hak1 sik1 ge3  ]

Your cat is white Arrow 你隻貓係白色嘅 [ nei5 zek3 maau1 hai6 baak6 sik1 ge3  ]

Far Arrow 遠 [ jyun5  ]

Here Arrow 呢度 [ ne1 dou6  ]

Left Arrow 左 [ zo2  ]

Right Arrow 右 [ jau6  ]

Near Arrow 附近 [ fu6 gan6  ]

Straight Arrow 直行 [ zik6 hang4  ]

There Arrow 嗰度 [ go2 dou6  ]

Can I help you? Arrow 我有咩可以幫你? [ ngo5 jau5 me1 ho2 ji5 bong1 nei5 ? ]

Can you help me? Arrow 你可唔可以幫我? [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 ? ]

Can you show me? Arrow 你可唔可以指示俾我睇 [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 zi2 si6 bei2 ngo5 tai2  ]

Come with me! Arrow 跟我嚟 [ gan1 ngo5 lai4  ]

I'm lost Arrow 我蕩失咗路 [ ngo5 dong6 sat1 zo2 lou6  ]

I'm not from here Arrow 我唔係本地人 [ ngo5 m4 hai6 bun2 dei6 jan4  ]

Turn left Arrow 轉左 [ zyun2 zo2  ]

Turn right Arrow 轉右 [ zyun2 jau6  ]

Can you take less? Arrow 可唔可以平啲? [ ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 ping4 di1 ? ]

Do you accept credit cards? Arrow 你收唔收信用卡? [ nei5 sau1 m4 sau1 seon3 jung6 kaa1 ? ]

How much is this? Arrow 呢個幾多錢? [ ne1 go3 gei2 do1 cin2 ? ]

I'm just looking Arrow 我只係隨便睇吓 [ ngo5 zi2 hai6 ceoi4 bin6 tai2 haak3  ]

Only cash please! Arrow 我地只收現金! [ ngo5 dei6 zi2 sau1 jin6 gam1 ! ]

This is very expensive Arrow 呢樣好貴 [ ne1 joeng6 hou2 gwai3  ]

I'm vegetarian Arrow 我係食齋嘅 [ ngo5 hai6 sik6 zaai1 ge3  ]

It is very delicious! Arrow 好好味 [ hou2 hou2 mei6  ]

May we have the check please? Arrow 唔該埋單 [ m4 goi1 maai4 daan1  ]

The bill please! Arrow 唔該埋單 [ m4 goi1 maai4 daan1  ]

Waiter / waitress! Arrow 伙記 [ fo2 gei3  ]

What do you recommend? (to eat) Arrow 你建議食咩好? [ nei5 gin3 ji5 sik6 me1 hou2 ? ]

What's the name of this dish? Arrow 呢碟餸叫咩名? [ ne1 dip6 sung3 giu3 me1 ming4 ? ]

Menu Arrow 餐牌 [ caan1 paai4  ]

Spoon Arrow 匙羹 [ si4 gang1  ]

No problem! Arrow 冇問題 [ mou5 man6 tai4  ]

Accident Arrow 意外 [ ji3 ngoi6  ]

Ambulance Arrow 救護車 [ gau3 wu6 ce1  ]

Doctor Arrow 醫生 [ ji1 saang1  ]

Headache Arrow 頭痛 [ tau4 tung3  ]

Heart attack Arrow 心臟病發 [ sam1 zong6 beng6 faat3  ]

Help me Arrow 幫我 [ bong1 ngo5  ]

Hospital Arrow 醫院 [ ji1 jyun2  ]

Medicines Arrow 藥物 [ joek6 mat6  ]

Pharmacy Arrow 藥房 [ joek6 fong4  ]

Poison Arrow 毒藥 [ duk6 joek6  ]

Police Arrow 警察 [ ging2 caat3  ]

Stomach ache Arrow 胃痛 [ wai6 tung3  ]

Are you okay? Arrow 你無事嗎? [ nei5 mou4 si6 maa1 ? ]

Call a doctor! Arrow 叫醫生! [ giu3 ji1 saang1 ! ]

Call the ambulance! Arrow 叫白車! [ giu3 baak6 ce1 ! ]

Call the police! Arrow 叫警察! [ giu3 ging2 caat3 ! ]

Calm down! Arrow 冷靜啲! [ laang5 zing6 di1 ! ]

I feel sick Arrow 我唔舒服。 [ ngo5 m4 syu1 fuk6 。 ]

It hurts here Arrow 呢度好痛。 [ ne1 dou6 hou2 tung3 。 ]

It's urgent! Arrow 係緊急嘅! [ hai6 gan2 gap1 ge3 ! ]

Stop! Arrow 停! [ ting4 ! ]

Thief! Arrow 有賊! [ jau5 caak6 ! ]

Animal Arrow 動物 [ dung6 mat6  ]

Cat Arrow 貓 [ maau1  ]

Dog Arrow 狗 [ gau2  ]

Horse Arrow 馬 [ maa5  ]

Do you have any animals? Arrow 你有冇養動物? [ nei5 jau5 mou5 joeng5 dung6 mat6 ? ]

I have a dog Arrow 我有一隻狗 [ ngo5 jau5 jat1 zek3 gau2  ]

Small Arrow 細 [ sai3  ]

Big Arrow 大 [ daai6  ]

Tall Arrow 高 [ gou1  ]

Short Arrow 短 [ dyun2  ]

Cheap Arrow 平 [ ping4  ]

Expensive Arrow 貴 [ gwai3  ]

Good Arrow 好 [ hou2  ]

Bad Arrow 差 [ caa1  ]

Wrong Arrow 錯 [ co3  ]

Right (correct) Arrow 正確/啱 [ zing3 kok3 / ngaam1  ]

New Arrow 新 [ san1  ]

Old (opposite of new) Arrow 舊 [ gau6  ]

Young Arrow 年青 [ nin4 cing1  ]

Old (opposite of young) Arrow 老 [ lou5  ]

Difficult Arrow 難 [ naan4  ]

Easy Arrow 容易 [ jung4 ji6  ]

This is too expensive Arrow 太貴啦 [ taai3 gwai3 laa1  ]

Am I right or wrong? Arrow 我啱定錯? [ ngo5 ngaam1 ding6 co3 ? ]

Here Arrow 呢度 [ ne1 dou6  ]

There Arrow 嗰度 [ go2 dou6  ]

Quickly Arrow 好快 [ hou2 faai3  ]

Really Arrow 真係 [ zan1 hai6  ]

Slowly Arrow 慢慢 [ maan6 maan6  ]

Always Arrow 經常 [ ging1 soeng4  ]

Never Arrow 永不 [ wing5 bat1  ]

Sometimes Arrow 有時 [ jau5 si4  ]

Next week Arrow 下星期 [ haa6 sing1 kei4  ]

Now Arrow 而家 [ ji4 gaa1  ]

Soon Arrow 好快 [ hou2 faai3  ]

Today Arrow 今日 [ gam1 jat6  ]

Tomorrow Arrow 聽日 [ ting3 jat6  ]

Tonight Arrow 今晚 [ gam1 maan5  ]

Yesterday Arrow 噚日 [ cam4 jat6  ]

Do you like it here? Arrow 你鐘唔鐘意呢度? [ nei5 zung1 m4 zung1 ji3 ne1 dou6 ? ]

See you later! Arrow 遲啲見 [ ci4 di1 gin3  ]

Thank you very much! Arrow 好多謝(to thank for a gift) 真係唔該晒(to thank for a favour) [ hou2 do1 ze6 (to  thank  for  a  gift ) zan1 hai6 m4 goi1 saai3 (to  thank  for  a  favour ) ]

Woman Arrow 女人 [ neoi5 jan4  ]

Women Arrow 女士們 [ neoi5 si6 mun4  ]

Man Arrow 男人 [ naam4 jan4  ]

Men Arrow 男士們 [ naam4 si6 mun4  ]

Boy Arrow 男仔 [ naam4 zai2  ]

Boys Arrow 男仔 [ naam4 zai2  ]

Girl Arrow 女仔 [ neoi5 zai2  ]

Girls Arrow 女仔 [ neoi5 zai2  ]

Country Arrow 國家 [ gwok3 gaa1  ]

Countries Arrow 國家 [ gwok3 gaa1  ]

We speak two languages Arrow 我地識講兩種語言 [ ngo5 dei6 sik1 gong2 loeng5 zung2 jyu5 jin4  ]

Cat Arrow 貓 [ maau1  ]

Dog Arrow 狗 [ gau2  ]

Woman Arrow 女人 [ neoi5 jan4  ]

Women Arrow 女士們 [ neoi5 si6 mun4  ]

Mother Arrow 媽媽 [ maa1 maa1  ]

Sister Arrow 姊妹 [ zi2 mui6  ]

I have a dog Arrow 我有一隻狗 [ ngo5 jau5 jat1 zek3 gau2  ]

I speak Italian Arrow 我講意大利文 [ ngo5 gong2 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4  ]

A French teacher is here Arrow 有一個法文老師喺度 [ jau5 jat1 go3 faat3 man4 lou5 si1 hai2 dou6  ]

The French teacher is here Arrow 嗰個法文老師喺度 [ go2 go3 faat3 man4 lou5 si1 hai2 dou6  ]

Some languages are hard Arrow 有啲語言好難 [ jau5 di1 jyu5 jin4 hou2 naan4  ]

Many languages are easy Arrow 好多語言係容易嘅 [ hou2 do1 jyu5 jin4 hai6 jung4 ji6 ge3  ]

The student speaks Korean Arrow 嗰個學生識講韓文 [ go2 go3 hok6 saang1 sik1 gong2 hon4 man4  ]

A student speaks Korean Arrow 有個學生識講韓文 [ jau5 go3 hok6 saang1 sik1 gong2 hon4 man4  ]

Some students speak Korean Arrow 有啲學生識講韓文 [ jau5 di1 hok6 saang1 sik1 gong2 hon4 man4  ]

In front of Arrow 喺…前面 [ hai2 …cin4 min6  ]

Behind Arrow 喺...後面 [ hai2 ...hau6 min6  ]

Before Arrow 之前 [ zi1 cin4  ]

After Arrow 之後 [ zi1 hau6  ]

Inside Arrow 入面 [ jap6 min6  ]

With Arrow 一齊 [ jat1 cai4  ]

Without Arrow 無 [ mou4  ]

Outside Arrow 外面 [ ngoi6 min6  ]

On top of Arrow 喺…之上 [ hai2 …zi1 soeng5  ]

Under Arrow 下面 [ haa6 min6  ]

And Arrow 同埋 [ tung4 maai4  ]

Between Arrow 之間 [ zi1 gaan1  ]

But Arrow 但係 [ daan6 hai6  ]

For Arrow 為 [ wai4  ]

From Arrow 由 [ jau4  ]

In Arrow 在 [ zoi6  ]

Near Arrow 近 [ gan6  ]

Or Arrow 或者 [ waak6 ze2  ]

Can I practice Italian with you? Arrow 我可唔可以同你練意大利文 [ ngo5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 tung4 nei5 lin6 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4  ]

I speak French but with an accent Arrow 我識講法文但有口音 [ ngo5 sik1 gong2 faat3 man4 daan6 jau5 hau2 jam1  ]

Boy Arrow 男仔 [ naam4 zai2  ]

Girl Arrow 女仔 [ neoi5 zai2  ]

Man Arrow 男人 [ naam4 jan4  ]

Woman Arrow 女人 [ neoi5 jan4  ]

Father Arrow 爸爸 [ baa1 baa1  ]

Mother Arrow 媽媽 [ maa1 maa1  ]

Brother Arrow 兄弟 [ hing1 dai6  ]

Sister Arrow 姐/姊妹 [ ze2 /zi2 mui6  ]

Cat (Masc.) Arrow 貓公 [ maau1 gung1  ]

Cat (Fem.) Arrow 貓乸 [ maau1 naa2  ]

He is tall Arrow 佢好高 [ keoi5 hou2 gou1  ]

She is tall Arrow 佢好高 [ keoi5 hou2 gou1  ]

He is a short man Arrow 佢係一個矮男人 [ keoi5 hai6 jat1 go3 ngai2 naam4 jan4  ]

She is a short woman Arrow 佢係一個矮女人 [ keoi5 hai6 jat1 go3 ngai2 neoi5 jan4  ]

One Arrow 一 [ jat1  ]

Two Arrow 二 [ ji6  ]

Three Arrow 三 [ saam1  ]

Four Arrow 四 [ sei3  ]

Five Arrow 五 [ ng5  ]

Six Arrow 六 [ luk6  ]

Seven Arrow 七 [ cat1  ]

Eight Arrow 八 [ baat3  ]

Nine Arrow 九 [ gau2  ]

Ten Arrow 十 [ sap6  ]

I Arrow 我 [ ngo5  ]

You Arrow 你 [ nei5  ]

He Arrow 佢 [ keoi5  ]

She Arrow 佢 [ keoi5  ]

We Arrow 我哋 [ ngo5 dei2  ]

You (plural) Arrow 你哋 [ nei5 dei2  ]

They Arrow 佢哋 [ keoi5 dei2  ]

I love you Arrow 我愛你 [ ngo5 ngoi3 nei5  ]

Me Arrow 我 [ ngo5  ]

You Arrow 你 [ nei5  ]

Him Arrow 佢 [ keoi5  ]

Her Arrow 佢 [ keoi5  ]

Us Arrow 我哋 [ ngo5 dei2  ]

You (plural) Arrow 你哋 [ nei5 dei2  ]

Them Arrow 佢哋 [ keoi5 dei2  ]

Give me your phone number Arrow 俾你個電話號碼我 [ bei2 nei5 go3 din6 waa6 hou6 maa5 ngo5  ]

I can give you my email Arrow 我可以俾我個電郵地址你 [ ngo5 ho2 ji5 bei2 ngo5 go3 din6 jau4 dei6 zi2 nei5  ]

My Arrow 我嘅 [ ngo5 ge3  ]

Your Arrow 你嘅 [ nei5 ge3  ]

His Arrow 佢嘅 [ keoi5 ge3  ]

Her Arrow 佢嘅 [ keoi5 ge3  ]

Our Arrow 我哋嘅 [ ngo5 dei2 ge3  ]

Your (plural) Arrow 你哋嘅 [ nei5 dei2 ge3  ]

Their Arrow 佢哋嘅 [ keoi5 dei2 ge3  ]

His email is … Arrow 佢個電郵地址係 [ keoi5 go3 din6 jau4 dei6 zi2 hai6  ]

My phone number is … Arrow 我個電話號碼係 [ ngo5 go3 din6 waa6 hou6 maa5 hai6  ]

How? Arrow 點樣 [ dim2 joeng6  ]

What? Arrow 咩話? [ me1 waa6 ? ]

When? Arrow 幾時 [ gei2 si4  ]

Where? Arrow 邊度? [ bin1 dou6 ? ]

Who? Arrow 邊個 [ bin1 go3  ]

Why? Arrow 點解 [ dim2 gaai2  ]

Can I help you? Arrow 我有咩可以幫你? [ ngo5 jau5 me1 ho2 ji5 bong1 nei5 ? ]

Can you help me? Arrow 你可唔可以幫我? [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5 ? ]

Do you speak English? Arrow 你識唔識講英文? [ nei5 sik1 m4 sik1 gong2 jing1 man4 ? ]

How much is this? Arrow 呢個幾多錢? [ ne1 go3 gei2 do1 cin2 ? ]

What is your name? Arrow 你叫咩名? [ nei5 giu3 me1 ming4 ? ]

What time is it? Arrow 而家幾點? [ ji4 gaa1 gei2 dim2 ? ]

When can we meet? Arrow 我哋可以幾時見面? [ ngo5 dei2 ho2 ji5 gei2 si4 gin3 min6 ? ]

Where do you live? Arrow 你住喺邊度? [ nei5 zyu6 hai2 bin1 dou6 ? ]

Who is knocking at the door? Arrow 邊個喺度敲門? [ bin1 go3 hai2 dou6 haau1 mun4 ? ]

Why is it expensive? Arrow 點解呢個咁貴? [ dim2 gaai2 ne1 go3 gam3 gwai3 ? ]

No Arrow 唔喺 [ m4 hai2  ]

Nothing Arrow 無嘢 [ mou4 je5  ]

Not yet Arrow 未得 [ mei6 dak1  ]

No one Arrow 無人 [ mou4 jan4  ]

No longer Arrow 唔再係 [ m4 zoi3 hai6  ]

Never Arrow 永遠唔會 [ wing5 jyun5 m4 wui2  ]

Cannot Arrow 唔得 [ m4 dak1  ]

Should not Arrow 唔應該 [ m4 jing3 goi1  ]

Don't worry! Arrow 唔駛擔心 [ m4 sai2 daam1 sam1  ]

I cannot remember the word Arrow 我記唔起嗰個字 [ ngo5 gei3 m4 hei2 go2 go3 zi6  ]

I do not speak Japanese Arrow 我唔識講日文 [ ngo5 m4 sik1 gong2 jat6 man4  ]

I don't know! Arrow 我唔知 [ ngo5 m4 zi1  ]

I'm not fluent in Italian yet Arrow 我意大利文未係好流利 [ ngo5 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4 mei6 hai6 hou2 lau4 lei6  ]

No one here speaks Greek Arrow 呢度無人識講希臘話 [ ne1 dou6 mou4 jan4 sik1 gong2 hei1 laap6 waa6  ]

No problem! Arrow 冇問題 [ mou5 man6 tai4  ]

To drive Arrow 揸車 [ zaa1 ce1  ]

To drive Arrow 揸車 [ zaa1 ce1  ]

To give Arrow 俾 [ bei2  ]

To have Arrow 有 [ jau5  ]

To know Arrow 知道 [ zi1 dou6  ]

To understand Arrow 明白/理解 [ ming4 baak6 / lei5 gaai2  ]

To work Arrow 做野 [ zou6 je5  ]

To write Arrow 寫 [ se2  ]

He understands me Arrow 佢明白我 [ keoi5 ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

He understood me Arrow 佢(以前)明白我 [ keoi5 (ji5 cin4 )ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

He will understand me Arrow 佢會明白我 [ keoi5 wui2 ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

I see you Arrow 我見到你 [ ngo5 gin3 dou3 nei5  ]

He reads a book Arrow 佢睇緊書 [ keoi5 tai2 gan2 syu1  ]

He understands me Arrow 佢明白我 [ keoi5 ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

She has a cat Arrow 佢有一隻貓 [ keoi5 jau5 jat1 zek3 maau1  ]

She knows my friend Arrow 佢識我朋友 [ keoi5 sik1 ngo5 pang4 jau5  ]

We want to learn Arrow 我哋想學 [ ngo5 dei2 soeng2 hok6  ]

We think Spanish is easy Arrow 我哋覺得西班牙文好易 [ ngo5 dei2 gok3 dak1 sai1 baan1 ngaa4 man4 hou2 ji6  ]

They drive a car Arrow 佢哋揸緊車 [ keoi5 dei2 zaa1 gan2 ce1  ]

They smile Arrow 佢笑緊 [ keoi5 siu3 gan2  ]

I saw you Arrow 我(之前)見過你 [ ngo5 (zi1 cin4 )gin3 gwo3 nei5  ]

I wrote with a pen Arrow 我(以前)用枝筆寫字。 [ ngo5 (ji5 cin4 )jung6 zi1 bat1 se2 zi6 。 ]

You loved apples Arrow 你(以前)鍾意蘋果 [ nei5 (ji5 cin4 )zung1 ji3 ping4 gwo2  ]

You gave money Arrow 你(以前)俾過錢 [ nei5 (ji5 cin4 )bei2 gwo3 cin2  ]

You played tennis Arrow 你(以前)打過網球 [ nei5 (ji5 cin4 )daa2 gwo3 mong5 kau4  ]

He understood me Arrow 佢(以前)明白我 [ keoi5 (ji5 cin4 )ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

She had a cat Arrow 佢(以前)有隻貓 [ keoi5 (ji5 cin4 )jau5 zek3 maau1  ]

She knew my friend Arrow 佢(以前)識我嘅朋友 [ keoi5 (ji5 cin4 )sik1 ngo5 ge3 pang4 jau5  ]

We wanted to learn Arrow 我哋(以前)想學 [ ngo5 dei2 (ji5 cin4 )soeng2 hok6  ]

They smiled Arrow 佢哋(以前)笑 [ keoi5 dei2 (ji5 cin4 )siu3  ]

I will see you Arrow 我會見到你 [ ngo5 wui2 gin3 dou3 nei5  ]

I will write with a pen Arrow 我會用枝筆寫字 [ ngo5 wui2 jung6 zi1 bat1 se2 zi6  ]

He will read a book Arrow 佢會睇本書 [ keoi5 wui2 tai2 bun2 syu1  ]

He will understand me Arrow 佢會明白我 [ keoi5 wui2 ming4 baak6 ngo5  ]

We will think about you Arrow 我哋會諗起你 [ ngo5 dei2 wui2 lam2 hei2 nei5  ]

Go! Arrow 去! [ heoi3 ! ]

Stop! Arrow 停! [ ting4 ! ]

Don't Go! Arrow 唔好去! [ m4 hou2 heoi3 ! ]

Stay! Arrow 企喺度! [ kei5 hai2 dou6 ! ]

Come here! Arrow 過嚟! [ gwo3 lai4 ! ]

Be quiet! Arrow 靜啲! [ zing6 di1 ! ]

Go straight Arrow 向前行 [ hoeng3 cin4 hang4  ]

Wait! Arrow 等等! [ dang2 dang2 ! ]

Let's go! Arrow 我地行啦! [ ngo5 dei6 hang4 laa1 ! ]

Sit down! Arrow 坐低! [ co5 dai1 ! ]

Good Arrow 好 [ hou2  ]

Better Arrow 好啲 [ hou2 di1  ]

Best Arrow 最好 [ zeoi3 hou2  ]

Bad Arrow 壞 [ waai6  ]

Worse Arrow 差啲 [ caa1 di1  ]

Worst Arrow 最差 [ zeoi3 caa1  ]

Taller Arrow 比...高 [ bei2 ...gou1  ]

Shorter Arrow 比...矮/短 [ bei2 ...ngai2 / dyun2  ]

Younger Arrow 比...後生 [ bei2 ...hau6 saang1  ]

Older Arrow 比...老 [ bei2 ...lou5  ]

As tall as Arrow 似...一樣高 [ ci5 ...jat1 joeng6 gou1  ]

Taller than Arrow 高過 [ gou1 gwo3  ]

Shorter than Arrow 矮過 [ ngai2 gwo3  ]

More beautiful Arrow 靚過 [ leng3 gwo3  ]

Less beautiful Arrow 無咁靚 [ mou4 gam3 leng3  ]

Most beautiful Arrow 最靚 [ zeoi3 leng3  ]

Happy Arrow 開心 [ hoi1 sam1  ]

Happier Arrow 開心啲 [ hoi1 sam1 di1  ]

Happiest Arrow 最開心 [ zeoi3 hoi1 sam1  ]

You are happy Arrow 你好開心 [ nei5 hou2 hoi1 sam1  ]

You are as happy as Maya Arrow 你好似XXX一樣咁開心 [ nei5 hou2 ci5 XXX jat1 joeng6 gam3 hoi1 sam1  ]

You are happier than Maya Arrow 你比XXX開心啲 [ nei5 bei2 XXX hoi1 sam1 di1  ]

You are the happiest Arrow 你最開心 [ nei5 zeoi3 hoi1 sam1  ]

Hi! Arrow 喂 [ wai3  ]

Good morning! Arrow 早晨! [ zou2 san4 ! ]

Good afternoon! Arrow 午安! [ ng5 ngon1 ! ]

Good evening! Arrow 晚安! [ maan5 ngon1 ! ]

How are you? (polite) Arrow 你好嗎? [ nei5 hou2 maa1 ? ]

How are you? (friendly) Arrow 你點呀? [ nei5 dim2 aa1 ? ]

What's up? (colloquial) Arrow 咩事呀? [ me1 si6 aa1 ? ]

I'm fine, thank you! Arrow 唔錯,有心! [ m4 co3 ,jau5 sam1 ! ]

And you? (polite) Arrow 你幾好嗎? [ nei5 gei2 hou2 maa1 ? ]

And you? (friendly) Arrow 你呢? [ nei5 ne1 ? ]

Good Arrow 好 [ hou2  ]

Do you speak English? Arrow 你識唔識講英文? [ nei5 sik1 m4 sik1 gong2 jing1 man4 ? ]

Just a little Arrow 少少啦 [ siu2 siu2 laa1  ]

What's your name? Arrow 你叫咩名? [ nei5 giu3 me1 ming4 ? ]

My name is (John Doe) Arrow 我叫(xxx) [ ngo5 giu3 (xxx ) ]

Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss... Arrow X先生/X太太/X小姐 [ X sin1 saang1 /X taai3 taai3 /X siu2 ze2  ]

Nice to meet you! Arrow 幸會 [ hang6 wui2  ]

You're very kind! Arrow 你真係好人 [ nei5 zan1 hai6 hou2 jan4  ]

Where are you from? Arrow 你係邊到人? [ nei5 hai6 bin1 dou3 jan4 ? ]

I'm from the U.S Arrow 我喺美國嚟 [ ngo5 hai2 mei5 gwok3 lai4  ]

I'm American Arrow 我係美國人 [ ngo5 hai6 mei5 gwok3 jan4  ]

Where do you live? Arrow 你住喺邊度? [ nei5 zyu6 hai2 bin1 dou6 ? ]

I live in the U.S Arrow 我住喺美國 [ ngo5 zyu6 hai2 mei5 gwok3  ]

Do you like it here? Arrow 你鐘唔鐘意呢度? [ nei5 zung1 m4 zung1 ji3 ne1 dou6 ? ]

How old are you? Arrow 你幾多歳? [ nei5 gei2 do1 seoi3 ? ]

I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old Arrow 我 (二十/三十) 歲 [ ngo5  (ji6 sap6 /saam1 sap6 ) seoi3  ]

Are you married? Arrow 你結咗婚未? [ nei5 git3 zo2 fan1 mei6 ? ]

Do you have children? Arrow 你有冇仔女? [ nei5 jau5 mou5 zai2 neoi5 ? ]

I have to go Arrow 我要走啦 [ ngo5 jiu3 zau2 laa1  ]

I will be right back! Arrow 我即刻就返 [ ngo5 zik1 hak1 zau6 faan2  ]

Nice to meet you! Arrow 幸會 [ hang6 wui2  ]

Can I practice Italian with you? Arrow 我可唔可以同你練意大利文 [ ngo5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 tung4 nei5 lin6 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4  ]

My French is bad Arrow 我啲法文好差 [ ngo5 di1 faat3 man4 hou2 caa1  ]

I need to practice my French Arrow 我要練習講法文 [ ngo5 jiu3 lin6 zaap6 gong2 faat3 man4  ]

Would you like to go for a walk? Arrow 你想唔想去散步? [ nei5 soeng2 m4 soeng2 heoi3 saan3 bou6 ? ]

Can I have your phone number? Arrow 你可唔可以俾你個電話號碼我? [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bei2 nei5 go3 din6 waa6 hou6 maa5 ngo5 ? ]

Can I have your email? Arrow 你可唔可以俾你個電郵地址我? [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bei2 nei5 go3 din6 jau4 dei6 zi2 ngo5 ? ]

Are you married? Arrow 你結咗婚未? [ nei5 git3 zo2 fan1 mei6 ? ]

I'm single Arrow 我係單身嘅 [ ngo5 hai6 daan1 san1 ge3  ]

Are you free tomorrow evening? Arrow 聽日傍晚你得唔得閒? [ ting3 jat6 bong6 maan5 nei5 dak1 m4 dak1 haan4 ? ]

I would like to invite you for dinner Arrow 我想約你食晚飯 [ ngo5 soeng2 joek3 nei5 sik6 maan5 faan6  ]

Where do you live? Arrow 你住喺邊度? [ nei5 zyu6 hai2 bin1 dou6 ? ]

When can we meet? Arrow 我哋可以幾時見面? [ ngo5 dei2 ho2 ji5 gei2 si4 gin3 min6 ? ]

Do you like it? Arrow 你鐘唔鐘意呢個? [ nei5 zung1 m4 zung1 ji3 ne1 go3 ? ]

I really like it! Arrow 我真係好鐘意! [ ngo5 zan1 hai6 hou2 zung1 ji3 ! ]

I love you Arrow 我愛你 [ ngo5 ngoi3 nei5  ]

Would you marry me? Arrow 你可唔可以嫁俾我? [ nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 gaa3 bei2 ngo5 ? ]


I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the most used phrases and vocabulary in Cantonese. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Cantonese Adjectives   Cantonese Adjectives

Cantonese Plural   Cantonese Plural



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