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

Colours in Cantonese


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

Feelings in Cantonese


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

Space in Cantonese


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

Other Important Adjectives in Cantonese


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

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.
English-Cantonese-Full

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

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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.
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Printable Cantonese Flashcards

With this downloadable product you get all Cantonese flashcards available on Flashcardo.com 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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