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English: Last name / surname Chinese: seeng
English: What's your last name? Chinese: gwie seeng ah
English: Mr. Smith Chinese: smith seen-sahn Literally: Smith Mr.
English: My last name is Smith Chinese: ngoh seeng smith Literally: I last name Smith
English: Good morning Chinese: joh sahn
In Cantonese, greetings will always
state the persons name and/or title first.
English: Good morning sir Chinese: seen-sahn, joh sahn Literally: sir, good morning
English: Mr. Smith, good morning Chinese: smith seen-sahn, joh sahn Literally: Smith Mr., good morning
English: Mr. Smith, how are you Chinese: smith seen-sahn, nay hoh mah Literally: Smith Mr., you good +?
English: Miss Chen Chinese: tchun sew-dzay Literally: Chen Miss
English: Mrs. Chen Chinese: tchun tie-tie Literally: Chen Mrs.
English: How about Mrs. Chen? Chinese: tchun tie-tie, nuh Literally: Chen Mrs., how about?
English: Mrs. Chen is very good Chinese: tchun tie-tie hoh hoh Literally: Chen Mrs. very good
English: How about you? Chinese: nay nuh Literally: you, what about?
English: Too / also Chinese: doh
English: I'm also very good Chinese: ngoh doh hoh hoh Literally: I also very good
English: I'm Chris Chinese: ngoh hie chris Literally: I Chris
English: I'm Mr. Smith Chinese: ngoh hie smith seen-sahn Literally: I Smith Mr.
English: To be called Chinese: gew
English: My name is Chinese: ngoh gew Literally: I called
English: My name is Chris Chinese: ngoh gew chris Literally: I called Chris