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common useful cantonese greeting phrases

Hello! --- Nei hou2!   /您好!
Good morning! --- Zou2 san4!   早晨!.
Good evening! --- Maan5 on1!   晚安!
Good night! --- Zou2 tau2!   早唞!
Hey,friend! --- Wai3! Pang4 jau5!   喂! 朋友!
How are you? --- Nei5 hou2 maa1! / Dim2 aa3!   你好嗎? / 點呀?
I'm fine,thanks! --- Ngo5 hou2 hou2, do1 ze6!   我好好﹐多謝!
And you? --- Nei5 ni1?   你呢?
Thank you(very much)! --- Spoken: Do1 ze6 (saai3)! / M4 goi1 (saai3)! 多謝(嗮)! / 唔該(嗮)!
You're welcome! --- M4 sai2 haak3 hei3! / M4 sai2 m4 goi1! 唔使客氣! / 唔使唔該!
Good bye! --- Baai3 baai3!   拜拜!
See you later! --- Ci4 di1 gin3    遲啲見!

common useful cantonese introduce phrases

Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… --- sin1 saang1 / ... neoi5 si6 / ... siu2 ze2   ... 先生/... 女士/... 小姐
Nice to meet you! --- Hou2 gou1 heng3 jing6 sik1 nei5 aa3!   好高興認識你呀!
You're very kind! --- Nei5 zai1 wo4 hei3!   你真和氣!
What's your name? --- Nei5 giu3 me1 meng2?    你叫咩名?
My name is ... --- Ngo5 go3 meng2 haai6 ...    我個名係...
Where are you from? --- Nei5 hai6 bin1 dou6 lai4?    你係邊度嚟?
I'm from (the U.S/ Hong Kong). --- Ngo5 hai6 (Mei5 gwok3 / Hoeng1 gong2) lai4.
我係(美國/香港)嚟。
Where do you live? --- Nei5 zyu6 hai6 bin1 dou6?    你住喺邊度?
I live in (the U.S/ Hong Kong). --- Ngo5 zyu6 hai6 (Mei5 gwok3 / Hoeng1 gong2).
我住喺(美國/香港)。
How old are you? --- Nei5 gei2 seoi3 aa3?    你幾歲呀?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. --- Ngo5 (ji6 sap6 / saam1/3 sap6 ...) seoi3.   我(二十、三十 ...)歲
Do you speak (English/ Cantonese)? --- Nei3 sik1 m4 sik1 gong2 (Jing1 man4 / Gwong2 dung1 waa6)?    你識唔識講(英文/廣東話)?
I like Cantonese. --- Ngo5 zung1 ji3 Gwong2 dung1 waa6.    我鍾意廣東話。
I have to go. --- Ngo5 bit1 seoi1 heoi3.   我必須走了。
I will be right back! --- Ngo5 zik1 hak1 wui4 loi4!   我即刻回來。

common useful cantonese help phrases

Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) --- Ceng2 man6!   請問!
Excuse me!( to pass by) --- M4 hou2 ji3 si1/3    唔好意思!
Hold on please!(phone) --- M4 goi1 dang2 haa5!    唔該等下!
One moment please! --- M4 goi1 dang2 haa5!    唔該等下!
Can I help you? --- Ngo5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 zo6 nei5?
我可唔可以幫助你?
Can you help me? --- Nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 zo6 ngo5?
你可唔可以幫助我?
I'm lost. --- Ngo5 m4 gin3 zo2!    我唔見咗!
Come with me! --- Gan1 ngo5 lai4!    跟我嚟!

common useful cantonese wished phrases

Congratulations! --- Gung1 hei2!   恭喜!
Good luck! --- Fuk1 hei3! / Gei1 jyun4! / Hou2 wan6!   福氣!/機緣!/好運!
Happy birthday! --- Saang1 jat6 faai3 lok6!   生日快樂!
Merry Christmas! --- Sing3 daan3 faai3 lok6!   聖誕快樂!
Happy new year! --- San1 nin4 faai3 lok6!   新年快樂!

common useful cantonese general responses phrases

I Don't Know! --- Ngo5 m4 zi1 dou6!    我唔知道!
I Don't Understand! --- Ngo5 m4 ming4!    我唔明!
I Have No Idea. --- Ngo5 m4 zi1 dou6!    我唔知道!
Sorry (for a mistake) --- Deoi3 m4 zyu6!    對唔住!
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) --- Deoi3 m4 zyu6!    對唔住!
No Problem! --- Mou5 man tai4   冇問題!
Don't worry! --- M4 hou2 daam1 sam1! / Fong3 sam1!   唔好擔心! / 放心!
I'm hungry/ thirsty. --- Ngo5 tou5 ngo6 / Ngo5 geng2 hot3.    我肚餓/我頸渴。
Give me this! --- Bei2 ngo5!   俾我!
Hurry up! --- Faai3 ceoi3!   快脆!
I love you! --- Ngo5 oi3 nei5!   我愛你!
I feel sick. --- Ngo5 m4 syu1 fuk6.   我唔舒服。
I need a doctor. --- Ngo5 tai2 ji1sang1.    我要睇醫生。
Can You Say It Again? --- M4 goi1 zoi3 gong2!    唔該再講!
Can You Speak Slowly? --- M4 goi1 maan6 maan6 gong2!    唔該慢慢講!
How Do You Say "Please" In Cantonese? --- "..." hai6 Gwong2 dung1 waa6 dim2 joeng6 aa3?
「...」喺廣東話點樣講呀?
Do you like it? --- Nei5 zung1 ji3 m4 zung1 ji3?    你鍾意唔鍾意?
I really like it! --- Nei5 zan1 zung1 ji3!    你真鍾意!
What Is This? --- Ze5 si6 sam6 mo?   這是甚麼?
How much is this? --- Ni1 gei2 do1 cin4?    呢幾多錢?

common useful cantonese time and number phrases

Today/ Now/Tomorrow/ Yesterday --- Gam1 jat6 / ji4 gaa1    今日/而家 / Ting1 jat6 / cam4 jat6    聽日/尋日
In The Morning/In The Evening/ At Night. --- Ráno / večer / v noci.Zoi6 zou2 soeng5 / maan5 soeng6 / je6 leoi5   在早上/晚間/夜裡

What time is it? --- Gei2 dim2 zung1?   幾點鐘?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. --- Sap6 dim2 zung1. Maan5 gaan1 baat3 dim2 bun3.
十點鐘。晚間七點半。
One, Two, Three,Four, Five, Six,Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten --- jat1, ji6, saam1   一、二、三 , sei3, ng5, luk6   四、五、六 , cat1, baat3, gau2, sap6   七、八、九、十

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