Adjectives in Cantonese

Adjectives are a key part of any language. The Cantonese adjectives listed below will help you learn common Cantonese adjectives in no time. Together with other basic nouns and verbs, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Cantonese. For even more Cantonese adjectives, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.

Basic Adjectives in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese  
heavy重 (zung6)
light輕 (hing1)
correct啱 (ngaam1)
wrong錯 (co3)
difficult難 (naan4)
easy簡單 (gaan2 daan1)
few少 (siu2)
many多 (do1)
new新 (san1)
old舊 (gau6)
slow慢 (maan6)
quick快 (faai3)
poor窮 (kung4)
rich有錢 (jau5 cin2)
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Colours in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese  
white白色 (baak6 sik1)
black黑色 (hak1 sik1)
grey灰色 (fui1 sik1)
green綠色 (luk6 sik1)
blue藍色 (laam4 sik1)
red紅色 (hung4 sik1)
pink粉紅色 (fan2 hung4 sik1)
orange橙色 (caang2 sik1)
purple紫色 (zi2 sik1)
yellow黃色 (wong4 sik1)
brown啡色 (fe1 sik1)
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Feelings in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese  
good好 (hou2)
bad差 (caa1)
weak弱 (joek6)
strong強 (koeng4)
happy開心 (hoi1 sam1)
sad傷心 (soeng1 sam1)
healthy健康 (gin6 hong1)
sick病 (beng6)
hungry肚餓 (tou5 ngo6)
thirsty口渴 (hau2 hot3)
lonely孤獨 (gu1 duk6)
tired癐 (gui6)

Space in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese  
short短 (dyun2)
long長 (coeng4)
small小 (siu2)
big大 (daai6)
high高 (gou1)
low低 (dai1)
steep陡 (dau2)
flat平 (ping4)
shallow淺 (cin2)
deep深 (sam1)
narrow窄 (zaak3)
broad闊 (fut3)

Other Important Adjectives in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese  
cheap平 (ping4)
expensive貴 (gwai3)
soft軟 (jyun5)
hard硬 (ngaang6)
empty空 (hung1)
full滿 (mun5)
dirty污糟 (wu1 zou1)
clean乾淨 (gon1 zeng6)
sweet甜 (tim4)
sour酸 (syun1)
young後生 (hau6 saang1)
old老 (lou5)
cold凍 (dung3)
warm暖 (nyun5)


Colours in Cantonese

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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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