Cantonese Verbs

If you're trying to learn Cantonese Verbs you will find some useful resources including a course about Verbs in the present past and future tense... 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 Verbs

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

Cantonese verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object. Here are some examples:

English VerbsCantonese Verbs
Verbs動詞
Past過去式
I spoke我曽說過
I wrote我曽寫過
I drove我曽駕駛
I loved我曽愛
I gave我曽給予
I smiled我曽微笑
I took我曽拿過
he spoke他曽說過
he wrote他曽寫過
he drove他曽駕駛
he loved他曽愛
he gave他曽給予
he smiled他曽微笑
he took他曽拿過
we spoke我們曽說過
we wrote我們曽寫過
we drove我們曽駕駛
we loved我們曽愛
we gave我們曽給予
we smiled我們曽微笑
we took我們曽拿過
Future將來式
I will speak我將會說
I will write我將會寫
I will drive我將會駕駛
I will love我將會愛
I will give我將會給予
I will smile我將會微笑
I will take我將會拿
he will speak他將會說
he will write他將會寫
he will drive他將會駕駛
he will love他將會愛
he will give他將會給予
he will smile他將會微笑
he will take他將會拿
we will speak我們將會說
we will write我們將會寫
we will drive我們將會駕駛
we will love我們將會愛
we will give我們將會給予
we will smile我們將會微笑
we will take我們將會拿
Present現在式
I speak我說
I write我寫
I drive我駕駛
I love我愛
I give我給予
I smile我微笑
I take我拿
he speaks他說
he writes他寫
he drives他駕駛
he loves他愛
he gives他給予
he smiles他微笑
he takes他拿
we speak我們們說
we write我們寫
we drive我們駕駛
we love我們愛
we give我們給予
we smile我們微笑
we take我們拿

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Cantonese.

List of Verbs in Cantonese

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Cantonese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Cantonese vocabulary.

English VerbsCantonese Verbs
I can accept that我能接受
she added it她加入
we admit it我們承認
they advised him他們勸告他
I can agree with that我同意
she allows it她充許
we announce it我們宣告
I can apologize我表示歉意
she appears today她今天出現
they arranged that他們安排
I can arrive tomorrow我明天能到達
she can ask him她能問他
she attaches that她加上
we attack them我們攻擊他們
they avoid her他們逃避她
I can bake it我能焗製
she is like him她和他相似
we beat it我們打它
they became happy他們變得快樂
I can begin that我開始
we borrowed money我們借錢
they breathe air他們呼吸空氣
I can bring it我能帶
I can build that我能建
she buys food她買食物
we calculate it我們計算
they carry it他們帶
they don't cheat他們不欺騙
she chooses him她選了他
we close it我們把它關閉
he comes here他來了這裏
I can compare that我比較
she competes with me她與我競爭
we complain about it我們把怨
they continued reading他們繼續閱讀
he cried about that他哭
I can decide now我決定
she described it to me她向我描述
we disagree about it我們不同意
they disappeared quickly他們消失得很快
I discovered that我發現
she dislikes that她不喜歡
we do it我們完成了
they dream about it他們夢見
I earned我賺了
he eats a lot他吃很多
we enjoyed that我們享受
they entered here他們進入了這裏
he escaped that他逃避了
I can explain that我能解釋
she feels that too她也覺得
we fled from there我們由那裏飛來
they will fly tomorrow他們明天會飛
I can follow you我能跟着你
she forgot me她已把我忘掉
we forgive him我們原諒了他
I can give her that我能給予她
she goes there她去了那裏
we greeted them我們向他們請安
I hate that我討厭
I can hear it我能聽
she imagine that她幻想
we invited them我們邀請了他們
I know him我認識他
she learned it她學了
we leave now我們現在離開
they lied about him他們向他說謊
I can listen to that我能聽見
she lost that她遺失了
we made it yesterday昨天我們成功了
they met him他們遇上他
I misspell that我把字串錯
I always pray我常祈求
she prefers that她較喜歡
we protected them我們保護他們
they will punish her他們會懲罰她
I can put it there我能把它放在那裏
she will read it她會把它閱讀
we received that我們受到
they refuse to talk他們拒絶說話
I remember that我能記得
she repeats that她重複
we see it我們看見
they sell it他們賣了
I sent that yesterday我昨天把它寄了
he shaved his beard他把鬍子剃掉
it shrunk quickly它收縮得很快
we will sing it我們會把它唱出來
they sat there他們坐在那裏
I can speak it我能說
she spends money她花錢
we suffered from that我們受了苦
they suggest that他們建議
I surprised him我給了他驚喜
she took that她拿掉
we teach it我們教導
they told us他們告訴我們
she thanked him她謝他
I can think about it我能想想它
she threw it她把它丟掉
we understand that我們明白
they want that他們想
I can wear it我能穿
she writes that她寫
we talk about it我們談談它
they have it他們擁有它
I watched it我看了它
I will talk about it我會談談它
he bought that yesterday他昨天買了它
we finished it我們完成了它

Verbs in the present past and future tense have a very important role in Cantonese. Once you're done with the Yue Verbs, 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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