20 Cantonese Phrases You Can Use Immediately

Once you start learning a new language, you want to use it immediately. The 20 Cantonese phrases in the list below allow you to do exactly that. For even more phrases, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.

EnglishCantonese
please唔該 (m4 goi1)
thank you多謝 (do1 ze6)
sorry對唔住 (deoi3 m4 zyu6)
I want this我要呢個 (ngo5 jiu3 ni1 go3)
I want more我要多啲 (ngo5 jiu3 do1 di1)
I know我知 (ngo5 zi1)
I don't know我唔知 (ngo5 m4 zi1)
Can you help me?你可唔可以幫我? (nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5)
I don't like this我唔鐘意呢個 (ngo5 m4 zung1 ji3 ni1 go3)
I like you我鐘意你 (ngo5 zung1 ji3 nei5)
I love you我愛你 (ngo5 oi3 nei5)
I miss you我掛住你 (ngo5 gwaa3 zyu6 nei5)
see you later等陣見 (dang2 zan6 gin3)
Come with me跟我來 (gan1 ngo5 lai4)
turn right右轉 (jau6 zyun3)
turn left左轉 (zo2 zyun3)
go straight一直行 (jat1 zik6 haang4)
What's your name?你叫咩名? (nei5 giu3 me1 meng2)
My name is David我叫David (ngo5 giu3 David)
I'm 22 years old我22歲 (ngo5 22 seoi3)
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Cantonese Vocabulary Books

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Cantonese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Cantonese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Cantonese words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Cantonese Vocabulary Book

Cantonese Vocabulary Book

This Cantonese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.


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