Cantonese Articles

If you're trying to learn Cantonese Articles you will find some useful resources including a course about Definite and Indefinite Articles... to help you with your Cantonese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Cantonese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Cantonese Articles

Learning the Cantonese Articles is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Cantonese language. But first we need to know what the role of Articles is in the structure of the grammar in Cantonese.

Cantonese articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesCantonese Articles
articles冠詞
the
a一個
one
some一些
few一些
the book那些書本
the books那些書本
a book一本書
one book一本書
some books一些書本
few books一些書本

Notice the structure of the Articles in Cantonese.

List of Articles in Cantonese

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Cantonese. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Cantonese vocabulary.

English VocabularyCantonese Vocabulary
Food食物
almonds杏仁
bread麵包
breakfast早餐
butter牛油
candy糖果
cheese芝士
chicken
cumin小茴香
dessert甜品
dinner晚餐
fish
fruit生果
ice cream雪糕
lamb羊肉
lemon檸檬
lunch午餐
meal
meat
oven焗爐
pepper胡椒
plants植物
pork豬肉
salad沙律
salt
sandwich三文治
sausage
soup
sugar
supper晚餐
turkey火雞
apple蘋果
banana香蕉
oranges
peaches
peanut花生
pears
pineapple菠蘿
grapes提子
strawberries士多啤梨
vegetables蔬菜
carrot紅蘿蔔
corn粟米
cucumber青瓜
garlic
lettuce生菜
olives橄欖
onions洋葱
peppers胡椒
potatoes薯仔
pumpkin南瓜
beans
tomatoes蕃茄

Definite and Indefinite Articles have a very important role in Cantonese. Once you're done with the Yue Articles, you might want to check the rest of our Cantonese lessons here: Learn Cantonese. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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