Flashcard-CantoneseIntermediate1.txt

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  1. 
    • author "puiatflickr"
    • tags "Cantonese "
    • description "Random cantonese vocab for intermediate learners"
    • fileName "Cantonese (pui).txt"
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    • author "puiatflickr"
    • tags "Cantonese "
    • description "Random cantonese vocab for intermediate learners"
    • fileName "Cantonese (pui).txt"
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    • come back
    • 返(嚟)
    • faan1 lai4
    • faan1 - come back, to return
    • lai4- come, arrive
    • nei5 gei2dim2 faan1lai4 hoeng1gong2 ah5 - when are you coming back to HK?
  2. to take ferry
    • 搭船
    • daap3 syun4
    • daap3 - to take transport
    • syun4 - ship, ferry, boat
    • daap3ce1: to take bus, train (not specifying particular vehicle)
  3. What about..(it’d be better)
    • 不如
    • bat1 jyu4
    • bak1 - no (mg4’s liternal form)
    • jyu4 - if, as in jyu4gwo2
    • bat1 jyu4 nei5 come to sheung wan la
  4. then, in that way
    • gam2: connecting word
    • gam3, why don’t you come straight to sheung wan (instead of kln)
    • gam3: plus adj.
    • gam3 hou2? - so good? that good?
    • dim2gaai2 nei5 gam3 ceon2 ga3 - why are you THAT stupid?
  5. with; as
    • tung4
  6. You are as smelly as pigs.
    • 你同豬一樣咁臭。
    • Nei5 tung4 zyu1 yat1joeng6 gam3 cau3.


    • tung4: with
    • yat1 joeng6: same
    • gam3: that
  7. to watch movie
    • 睇戲
    • tai2 hei3
    • tai2: look, watch, see, things do with eyes
    • hei3: film
    • tai2: syu1(book) / neoi2zai2(girls)
    • tai2haa3siin1: take a look first
  8. again
    • jau6
    • *unlike English’s again, u can’t use it alone. must be followed by verb
  9. should
    • 應該
    • jing1goi1
    • mg4 jing1goi1: should not
    • jing1 mg4 jing1goi1: should or shouldn’t
    • eg, Ngo5 jing1 mg4 jing1goi1 drink coke?
  10. hardworking, exhausting
    • 辛苦
    • san1 fu2
    • fu2 - bitter taste, fu2 gwaa1-bittermelon
  11. To go up
    • soeng3
    • soeng3shan1: going up hill
    • also get on (bus, car..), mount
    • soeng bus, soeng che1(car); seong maa5(horse)
  12. To, reach
    • dou3
    • zi34dou3: late to arrive
  13. To surf on internt
    • 上網
    • Soeng3 mong3
    • mong3 as net
  14. almost
    • 就快
    • zau6 fu2
    • fu2 - bitter taste, fu2 gwaa1-bittermelon
  15. hardworking, exhausting
    • 辛苦
    • san1 fu2
    • fu2 - bitter taste, fu2 gwaa1-bittermelon
  16. going up hill is exhausting
    • 上山好辛苦
    • soeug5saan1 hou2 san1fu2
    • ~lok6saan1 mg4 san1fu2: going down hill is not exhausting
  17. almost reached the peak
    • 就快到山頂喇
    • zau6faai5 dou3 saan1deng2la3
    • dou3: arrive, reach
    • zau faai: almost
  18. Let me treat you something to drink later
    • 陣間請你飲嘢喇
    • zan6gaan1 ceng2 nei5 yam2jeh5lah3
    • zan6gaan1: later, a while later
    • zan6: a moment
  19. hardworking, exhausting
    • 辛苦
    • san1 fu2
    • fu2 - bitter taste, fu2 gwaa1-bittermelon
  20. French bread
    • 法 (國) (麵) 包
    • Fat3 (Gwok3) (min6) bao1
  21. Dirty
    • 污糟
    • Woo1 joe1
    • 邋遢
    • laap6 taap3


    both are dirty. combine two words woo1 joe1 laap6 taap3 to emphasis very dirty
  22. Classmate
    • 同學
    • tung4 hok6
    • hok6: learn
    • dai6 hok6: university
    • siu2 hok6: primary school
  23. stink
    • cau3
    • most adj
    • eg. nei5 hou2 cau3
  24. same
    • 一樣
    • yat1 joeng6
    • literal meaning: one look (alike)
  25. Colleague
    • 同事
    • tung4 see6
    • tung4: co-, with
    • see6: affairs, matters, doings
    • see6 as mut1 yeh5 see6 ah3 - what's up
  26. Aunts and elderly female relatives, friend's mother
    • 伯母
    • Bak3 mou5
    • Bak3 as ah3 bak3 (old man)
    • Mou5 is literal form for mother
  27. Old woman
    • 婆 ; 婆婆
    • Po4 ; Po4 Po2
  28. 1. Middle aged man


    2. Middle aged man names Ho (Ho4)
    • 1. 阿叔
    • Ah3 Suk1
    • 2. 何叔
    • Ho2 Suk1
    • note Ho4 change to Ho2
  29. old, as aged
    • lou5
    • ~my granny is very lou5
  30. old people (neutral sex)
    • 老人(家)
    • lou5 jan4 (gaa1)
    • lou5: old
    • jan4: people, man
    • gaa1: family, respectful term as -ist, specialist
  31. expert, specialist
    • 專家
    • zyun1 gaa1
    • zyun1: devoted, concentrated
    • gaa1: -ist
  32. cafe de coral
    • 大家樂
    • daai6 gaa1 lok6
    • daai6-big; gaa1-family; lok6-joyful
    • daai6 gaa1: everybody, all people
  33. Have breakfast
    • 食早餐
    • sik6 zuo2 caan1
    • Grammar: eat + morning + meal
  34. Go out
    • 出街
    • ceot1 gaai1
    • ceot1: to exit, to produce
    • gaai1: street
    • ~Are you going to ceot1 gaai1 today?
  35. Now
    • 而家
    • yee4 gaa1
    • Tone and pronunciation same as Ikea’s Cantonese name
    • Ngo5sik jyun4 faan6 heoi3 ji4 gaa1 maai5 je5 ~I will shop at Ikea after meal.
  36. Set meal 1
    • 一號餐
    • yat1 hou4 caan1
    • Literally one number meal
    • Meal A: A caan1
  37. Prefer, like….more
    • 鍾意……多啲
    • Zung1ji3…..do1 dee1
    • Ngo5 zung1ji3 sik6 zyu1gu1lik1
  38. Scientist
    • 科學家
    • fo1 hok6 gaa1
    • fo1 - subject; hok6 - learn; gaa1 - -ist
    • fo1 hok6: science
  39. old, as from the past
    • gau6
    • ~The TV is very gau6. (not lou5)
  40. old fashioned
    • 老土
    • lou5 tou2
    • tou2: earth, country bumpkinish
  41. Fashionable, chic
    • (新)潮
    • (san1) ciu4
    • san1: new, san1 nin4-new year
    • ciu4: wave, tide, current
  42. Cool, stylish
    • jing4
    • nei5 gam1 yat6 hou2 ying4- you look cool today.
  43. 1. Old man
    2. Old man names Chan / (old) Uncle Chan
    • 1. 阿伯
    • Ah3 Bak3
    • 2. 陳伯 (name first, then the term 'bak')
    • Chan2 Bak3
    • *Chan is 4th tone. but when it comes before 3rd tone it changes to 2nd. same goes with other 4th tone names such as Wong Bak, Ho Bak, Yeung Bak...
  44. Uncle who is friend of one's family or member of clan; your friend's father
    • 世伯
    • Sai3 Bak3
  45. law
    • 法律
    • fat3 leot6
    • two characters both mean law. typical chinese words forming
  46. politics
    • 政治
    • zing3 zi6
  47. lawyer
    • 律師
    • leot6 see1
    • see1 as lou5 see1 - teacher, gin3 zuk1 see1 -architect
  48. Government
    • 政府
    • zing3 fu2
  49. To distribute red pocket
    • 派利是
    • Pie3 Lai6 See6
    • pie3 - to distribute
    • "lai6 see6" together means red pocket, but not a literal translation
  50. Annoying
    • (麻) 煩
    • (Ma4) faan4
  51. not your/my/their businese
    • 唔關你/我/佢哋事
    • ng4 gwaan1 nei5/ngo3/keoi5dei6 sii6
    • gwaan1: relations, related
    • sii6: doing, matters (mut yeh sii ah)
    • keoi5 dei6: them, their
  52. maybe, probably
    • 可能
    • ho2 nang4
    • ho2: can
    • nang4: ability, able
  53. polite
    • 禮貌
    • n.: lai5 maau6
    • adj.: yau5 lai5 maau6 - polite
    • adj.: mou5 lai5 maau6 - impolite, rude
  54. let's meet for tea; let's get together for tea
    • 一齊去飲茶啦
    • yat1 cai4 heoi2 jam2 caa4 la1
    • cai4: tidy, orderly
    • yat1 cai4: together
    • heoi2: go
    • jam2 caa4: drink tea->canton ppl means eat dim sum meal
  55. tidy, orderly, neat 
    adj.
    • 整齊
    • zing2 cai4
    • ~his desk is very zing2 cai4
  56. make, fix
    v.
    • zing2
    • zing2 ce1: to fix a car
    • zing2 din6 lou5: to fix the computer
    • zing2 kuk1 kei4: to make/bake cookies
  57. Sugar
  58. No sugar
  59. Yoga lesson
  60. To get off bus/train
  61. To finish the lesson
  62. To put sugar in the tea
  63. To fight (verbally )
  64. To fight
  65. Newspaper
  66. Report noun

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