Cantonese Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Cantonese Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... 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 Prepositions

Learning the Cantonese Prepositions 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 Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Cantonese.

Cantonese prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsCantonese Prepositions
Prepositions介詞
inside the house在房子裏面
outside the car在車外面
with me和我一起
without him沒有他
under the table在桌子下面
after tomorrow明天之後
before sunset夕陽之前
but I'm busy但是我很忙碌

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Cantonese.

List of Prepositions in Cantonese

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Cantonese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Cantonese vocabulary.

English PrepositionsCantonese Prepositions
about
above上面
across橫跨
after
against
among之間
around附近
as因為
at
before之前
behind之後
below下面
beneath下面
beside旁邊
between之間
beyond之外
but但是
by旁邊
despite儘管
down
during在...的整個期間
except除了
for
from
in
inside入面
into入去
near附近
next旁邊
of
on
opposite對面
out
outside外面
over上面
per
plus
round圍繞
since因為
than
through穿過
till直至
to
toward
under下面
unlike不同
until直至
up
via經過
with一同
within入面
without沒有
two words兩個字
according to根據
because of由於
close to接近
due to由於
except for除了
far from很遠
inside of入面
instead of替代
near to接近
next to附近
outside of在外面
prior to在… 之前
three words三個字
as far as跟…一様遠
as well as跟…一様好
in addition to另外
in front of在…之前
in spite of除了
on behalf of代表
on top of在…之上
demonstrative pronouns表達性的介詞
this這個
that那個
these這些
those那些

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Cantonese. Once you're done with the Yue Prepositions, 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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