Question Words in Cantonese

Being able to ask questions in Cantonese is a key part of learning the language. The list below gives you an overview over the most important Cantonese question words and phrases so you can jump-start that part of your language learning. For even more words and examples, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.
Basic Cantonese Question Words
Other Cantonese Question Words

Basic Cantonese Question Words

who in Cantonese邊個 (bin1 go3)
where in Cantonese邊到 (bin1 dou6)
what in Cantonese咩 (me1)
why in Cantonese點解 (dim2 gaai2)
how in Cantonese點 (dim2)
which in Cantonese邊個 (bin1 go3)
when in Cantonese幾時 (gei2 si4)

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Other Cantonese Question Words

how many? in Cantonese幾多? (gei2 do1)
How much is this? in Cantonese呢個幾錢? (ni1 go3 gei2 cin2)
Where is the toilet? in Cantonese洗手間喺邊? (sai2 sau2 gaan1 hai2 bin1)
What's your name? in Cantonese你叫咩名? (nei5 giu3 me1 meng2)
Do you love me? in Cantonese你愛唔愛我呀? (nei5 oi3 m4 oi3 ngo5 aa3)
How are you? in Cantonese你點啊? (nei5 dim2 aa3)
Can you help me? in Cantonese你可唔可以幫我? (nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 bong1 ngo5)

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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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Cantonese Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Cantonese flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Cantonese Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Cantonese flashcards available on in various formats for you to use. In detail you get 1 EPUB ebook, 2 PDF vocabulary lists and 8 printable flashcard PDFs.

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