Cantonese Verbs

Verbs are a key part of any language. Below you find a list of some of the most important Cantonese verbs to get started with. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Cantonese. For even more verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.

EnglishCantonese
to know知 (zi1)
to think諗 (nam2)
to come來 (loi4)
to put放 (fong3)
to take攞 (lo2)
to find搵到 (wan2 dou3)
to listen聽 (ting1)
to work工作 (gung1 zok3)
to talk講 (gong2)
to give畀 (bei2)
to like鐘意 (zung1 ji3)
to help幫 (bong1)
to love愛 (oi3)
to wait等 (dang2)
to stand企 (kei5)
to sit坐 (co5)
to close關 (gwaan1)
to open開 (hoi1)
to lose輸 (syu1)
to win贏 (jing4)
to die死 (sei2)
to live活 (wut6)
to drink飲 (jam2)
to eat食 (sik6)
to walk行 (haang4)
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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.

Cantonese Flashcards

Cantonese Quizlet Flashcards

Cantonese Quizlet Flashcards

These Cantonese flashcard sets contain 1300 of the most important Cantonese vocabularies sorted by topic. Each set represents one topic which allows you to dive deeper into areas depending on your priorities and interests.

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