Cantonese Phrases

Cantonese Phrases

Trying to find some Cantonese phrases? Below we have listed many useful expressions including: Greeting Phrases | Farewell Expressions | Holidays and Wishes | How to Introduce Yourself | Romance and Love Phrases | Solving a Misunderstanding | Asking for Directions | Emergency Survival Phrases | Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases | Daily Expressions | Cuss Words (Polite) | Writing a Letter | Short Expressions and words

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Cantonese Phrases

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English Cantonese Phrases
Greeting歡迎語
Hi!好嗎!
Good morning!早晨!
Good afternoon!午安!
Good evening!晚安!
Welcome! (to greet someone)歡迎! (和人打招呼)
Hello my friend!朋友你好!
How are you? (friendly)你好嗎? (友好)
How are you? (polite)你好嗎? (禮貌)
I'm fine, thank you!我很好,多謝你!
And you? (friendly)你呢? (友好)
And you? (polite)你呢? (禮貌)
Good
Not so good不太好
Long time no see好久沒見
I missed you我想念你
What's new?最近有什麼攪作?
Nothing new沒有甚麼特別
Thank you (very much)!多謝您(非常感謝)!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")幸會! (回答 “多謝你”)
My pleasure我的榮幸
Come in! (or: enter!)進來吧! (意思是:進入!)
Make yourself at home!請隨便!
Farewell Expressions告別用語
Have a nice day!祝您有愉快的一天!
Good night!晚安!
Good night and sweet dreams!晚安好夢!
See you later!稍後再見!
See you soon!再見!
See you tomorrow!明天見!
Good bye!拜拜 或 再見!
Have a good trip!一路順風 或 旅途愉快!
I have to go我得要離開
I will be right back!我會馬上回來!
Holidays and Wishes祝賀某人
Good luck!祝你好運!
Happy birthday!生日快樂!
Happy new year!新年快樂!
Merry Christmas!聖誕快樂!
Happy Easter!情人節快樂
Happy Valentine's Day!復活節快樂
Congratulations!恭喜!
Enjoy! (or: bon appetit)慢用! (意思是:津津有味)
Bless you (when sneezing)好 o既 o黎(當打噴嚏)
Best wishes!萬事如意!
Cheers! (or: to your health)乾杯! (意思是:對您的健康)
Accept my best wishes接受我最好的祝愿
How to Introduce Yourself如何自我介紹
What's your name?請問閣下貴姓?
My name is (John Doe)本人名(李四)
Nice to meet you!很高興結識你!
Where are you from?你是哪裡人?
I'm from (the U.S/ Hong Kong)我來自(美國 / 香港)
I'm (American/ Chinese)我是美藉華人
Where do you live?你住在哪裡?
I live in (the U.S/ Hong Kong)我住在(美國/香港)
Do you like it here?你鍾意這裡嗎?
Hong Kong is a beautiful country香港是一個美麗的地方
What do you do for a living?你做姓行?
I'm a (teacher/ student/ engineer)我是(教師 /學生 /工程師)
Do you speak (English/ Cantonese)?你會不會講(英語 / 廣府(東)話)?
Just a little識小小
I like Cantonese我喜歡廣府(東)話
I'm trying to learn Cantonese我正在學習廣府(東)話
It's a hard language這是一個困難的語言
It's an easy language這是一個容易的語言
Oh! That's good!啊!這很好!
Can I practice with you?我可以跟你的練習?
I will try my best to learn我會盡力去學
How old are you?請問你貴庚?
I'm (twenty one, thirty two) years old我是(21,32)歲
It was nice talking to you!和你談話真好!
It was nice meeting you!很高興見到你!
Mr.../ Mrs. .../ Miss...先生 / 太太... /小姐..
This is my wife她是我的妻子
This is my husband他是我的丈夫
Say hi to Thomas for me請代我問候湯馬士
Romance and Love Phrases浪漫
Are you free tomorrow evening?你明晚有空嗎?
I would like to invite you to dinner我想請你吃晚飯
You look beautiful! (to a woman)你看起來真漂亮! (對一個女人)
You have a beautiful name你的名字很美麗
Can you tell me more about you?你能告訴我更多關於你的事情呢?
Are you married?你結婚了嗎?
I'm single我是單身
I'm married我已經結婚了
Can I have your phone number?可否告訴我你的電話號碼?
Can I have your email?可否告訴我你的電郵嗎?
Do you have any pictures of you?你有沒有任何你自己的照片?
Do you have children?你有孩子嗎?
Would you like to go for a walk?你想不想出去散步?
I like you我喜歡你
I love you我愛你
You're very special!你很特別!
You're very kind!你很善良!
I'm very happy我很高興
Would you marry me?你願意嫁給我嗎?
I'm just kidding我只是開玩笑
I'm serious我是認真的
My heart speaks the language of love我說的是真心愛你的話
Solving a Misunderstanding解決一個誤區
Sorry! (or: I beg your pardon!)對不起! (意思是:請你原諒!)
Sorry (for a mistake)對不起(一個錯誤)
No problem!無問題!
Can you repeat please?你能重複一次嗎?
Can you speak slowly?你能否說慢點?
Can you write it down?你可否把它寫下來?
Did you understand what I said?你明白我說的嗎?
I don't understand!我不明白!
I don't know!我不知道!
What's that called in Cantonese?那個用廣府(東)話怎麼說?
What does that word mean in English?那個詞英文是什麼意思?
How do you say "thanks" in Cantonese?“多謝你”用廣府(東)話怎麼說?
What is this?這是什麼?
My Cantonese is bad我 o既 廣府(東)話講得唔好
Don't worry!不要擔心!
I agree with you我同意你
Is that right?是嗎?
Is that wrong?那是否錯了?
What should I say?我應該說什麼呢?
I just need to practice我只是需要練習
Your Cantonese is good你的廣府(東)話講得好
I have an accent我有口音(意思是:你可以從口音知道我不是本地人)
You don't have an accent您沒有口音(意思:你的口音和我們一樣)
Asking for Directions尋求幫助和路線
Excuse me! (before asking someone)對不起! (向人問路前)
I'm lost我蕩失路
Can you help me?你能幫我嗎?
Can I help you?我可以幫你嗎?
I'm not from here我不是本地人
How can I get to (this place, this city)? 我怎樣才能到(這個地方,這個城市)?
Go straight直行
Then然後
Turn left向左轉
Turn right向右轉
Can you show me?你能給我指點嗎?
I can show you!我可以給你指點!
Come with me!跟我來!
How long does it take to get there?需要多久到那裡?
Downtown (city center)市中心(城市中心)
Historic center (old city)歷史中心(舊區)
It's near here它就在附近
It's far from here它離這裡很遠
Is it within walking distance?它離這裡很近? (意思是:我可以步行到那個地方)
I'm looking for Mr. Smith我正在找史密夫先生
One moment please!請稍等!
Hold on please! (when on the phone)請等一等! (在電話中)
He is not here他不在
Airport機場
Bus station巴士站
Train station火車站
Taxi的士
Near
Far
Emergency Survival Phrases緊急存亡的短詞
Help!救命啊!
Stop!停手!
Fire!火觸啊!
Thief!有賊啊!
Run!快跑!
Watch out! (or: be alert!)小心! (意思是:警惕!)
Call the police!叫警察!
Call a doctor!叫醫生!
Call the ambulance!叫十字車!
Are you okay?你無事吧?
I feel sick我覺得唔舒服
I need a doctor我需要醫生
Accident意外
Food poisoning食物中毒
Where is the closest pharmacy?最近的藥房在哪裡?
It hurts here這裡疼
It's urgent!很危急!
Calm down!冷靜下來!
You will be okay!你會無事的!
Can you help me?你能幫我嗎?
Can I help you?我可以幫你嗎?
Hotel Restaurant Travel Phrases酒店餐廳和旅遊短語
I have a reservation (for a room)我訂了房間(一個房間)
Do you have rooms available?你有房嗎?
With shower / With bathroom有花灑設施 / 浴室
I would like a non-smoking room我要非吸煙房間
What is the charge per night?房租每晚是多少?
I'm here on business /on vacation我來這裡是出差 / 度假
Dirty污糟
Clean乾淨
Do you accept credit cards?你們收信用卡嗎?
I'd like to rent a car我想租一架車
How much will it cost?車租是多少錢?
A table for (one / two) please!唔該(1 / 2)位的台
Is this seat taken?這個座位有人嗎?
I'm vegetarian我是食齋的
I don't eat pork我唔食豬肉
I don't drink alcohol我唔飲酒
What's the name of this dish?這道菜的名稱是什麼?
Waiter / waitress!仕應 / 女仕應!
Can we have the check please?請埋單?
It is very delicious!這是非常好味道!
I don't like it我不喜歡它
Shopping Expressions購物表達方式
How much is this?這個多少錢?
I'm just looking我只是看看
I don't have change我沒有散紙
This is too expensive這太昂貴
Expensive昂貴
Cheap便宜
Daily Expressions隨機表達式
What time is it?宜家幾點鐘?
It's 3 o'clock宜家3 點鐘
Give me this!給我這個!
Are you sure?你肯定嗎?
Take this! (when giving something)拿著它! (給予東西)
It's freezing (weather)很凍(天氣)
It's cold (weather)很冷(天氣)
It's hot (weather)很熱(天氣)
Do you like it?你喜歡它嗎?
I really like it!我真的很喜歡它!
I'm hungry我肚餓了
I'm thirsty我口渴
He is funny他真有趣
In The Morning在早上
In the evening黃昏
At Night傍晚
Hurry up!快趣!
Cuss Words (polite)
This is nonsense! (or: this is craziness)不知所謂! (意思是:這是瘋狂)
My God! (to show amazement)我的天! (對驚愕)
Oh gosh! (when making a mistake)哇,天哪! (出錯的時候)
It sucks! (or: this is not good)麻麻地! (意思是:這是不太好)
What's wrong with you?你沒事嗎?
Are you crazy?你痴 o左 線?
Get lost! (or: go away!)瀾開! (意思是:滾開!)
Leave me alone!不要騷擾我!
I'm not interested!我無興趣!
Writing a Letter
Dear John親愛的約翰
My trip was very nice我的旅程非常好的
The culture and people were very interesting風土人情都非常有趣
I had a good time with you與您一起很開心
I would love to visit your country again我願意舊地重遊
Don't forget to write me back from time to time不要忘記給我多寫信
Short Expressions and words簡短的表達和文字
Good
Bad
So-so (or: not bad not good)麻麻地(意思:不好不壞)
Big
Small
Today今日
Now現在
Tomorrow聽日
Yesterdayo尋日
Yeso係
No唔 o係
Fast
Slow
Hot
Cold
This
That
Here呢道
Thereo果 道
Me (ie. Who did this? - Me)o係我(例如 - 這是誰幹的? - 是我)
You
Him
Her她的
Us我地
Them距地
Really?真的嗎?
Look!睇住!
What?什麼?
Where?邊道?
Who?邊個?
How?點樣?
When?幾時?
Why?點解?
Zero
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Six
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten

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