Music in Cantonese

What would life be without music. We have put together a list of Cantonese vocabularies around the topic of music and art. For even more Cantonese vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.

Music in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese
music in Cantonese音樂 (jam1 ngok6)
instrument in Cantonese樂器 (ngok6 hei3)
dance in Cantonese舞蹈 (mou5 dou6)
opera in Cantonese歌劇 (go1 kek6)
orchestra in Cantonese樂隊 (ngok6 deoi2)
concert in Cantonese音樂會 (jam1 ngok6 wui2)
classical music in Cantonese古典音樂 (gu2 din2 jam1 ngok6)
pop in Cantonese流行 (lau4 hang4)
jazz in Cantonese爵士 (zoek3 si2)
blues in Cantonese藍調 (laam4 diu6)
punk in Cantonese朋克 (pang4 hak1)
rock in Cantonese搖滾 (jiu4 gwan2)
lyrics in Cantonese歌詞 (go1 ci4)
melody in Cantonese旋律 (syun4 leot2)
symphony in Cantonese交響樂 (gaau1 hoeng2 ngok6)

Music Instruments in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese
violin in Cantonese小提琴 (siu2 tai4 kam4)
keyboard in Cantonese電子琴 (din6 zi2 kam4)
piano in Cantonese鋼琴 (gong3 kam4)
trumpet in Cantonese小號 (siu2 hou6)
guitar in Cantonese結他 (git3 taa1)
flute in Cantonese長笛 (coeng4 dek6)
cello in Cantonese大提琴 (daai6 tai4 kam4)
saxophone in Cantonese色士風 (sik1 si2 fung1)
tuba in Cantonese大號 (daai6 hou6)
organ in Cantonese風琴 (fung1 kam4)

Culture in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese
theatre in Cantonese戲院 (hei3 jyun2)
stage in Cantonese舞台 (mou5 toi4)
audience in Cantonese觀眾 (gun1 zung3)
painting in Cantonese繪畫 (kui2 waa6)
drawing in Cantonese素描 (sou3 miu4)
brush in Cantonese刷 (caat2)
cast in Cantonese劇組 (kek6 zou2)
play in Cantonese劇 (kek6)
script in Cantonese劇本 (kek6 bun2)

Dancing in Cantonese


EnglishCantonese
ballet in Cantonese芭蕾舞 (baa1 leoi4 mou5)
tango in Cantonese探戈舞 (taam3 gwo1 mou5)
waltz in Cantonese華爾茲 (waa4 ji5 zi1)
salsa in Cantonese莎莎舞 (saa1 saa1 mou5)
samba in Cantonese森巴舞 (sam1 baa1 mou5)
rumba in Cantonese倫巴舞 (leon4 baa1 mou5)
Ballroom dance in Cantonese交誼舞 (gaau1 ji4 mou5)
Latin dance in Cantonese拉丁舞 (laai1 ding1 mou5)

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

Flashcardo

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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