Free Cantonese Chinese Lessons

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These Cantonese Chinese lessons have been designed to provide practical travel vocabulary and a foundation for basic conversational skills. You may also download a complete audio transcript for listening in your car.

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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

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