Cantonese

Cantonese is the variety of Chinese spoken by more than 55 million people in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macau. It shares much vocabulary with Mandarin, yet these two varieties of Chinese are not mutually intelligible due to differences in pronunciation and grammar. Learn more about Cantonese in this category.

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Cantonese

How do you say red envelope in cantonese?

Chinese pinyin: li shi (利是)

it's pronounced like LIE shee

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Where can you watch Joureny to the west II in cantonese?

crunchyroll.com

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How do you say green mountain in Cantonese?

Lǜ shan [绿山: Simplified Chinese] / [綠山: Traditional Chinese] = Mandarin pronunciation! Not Cantonese. It literally means "green mountain" but this term IS NOT used in Chinese unless you are describing the color of the mountain then you'd add a character between them 色: 绿色 / 綠色, or 绿色的山 /綠色的. Cantonese pronunciation = similar to "Look san".

It's Lǜ = L + ü [u umlaut] + grave accent[ `], not Liu!

That's why I deleted the original answer.

Due to the Cantonese being used and rhymes more than Mandarin when reading poems, especially the 300 Tang poems.

山 is used more by Cantonese & other non-Mandarin speakers. This slowly spread to Beijing/Peking and now山, qing shan in Pinyin via Mandarin is also used.山 = "Ching san" in Cantonese.

Source: I'm Chinese.

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What is a cantonese lamp?

A cantonese lamp with the initials C.L. is Chinese lanturn

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How do you say ghost boy in cantonese?

gaui lo is ghost boy

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What is cantonese chow mein large?

large order of Cantonese Chow Mein

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How do you say come in cantonese?

yap lei

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What does tai mean in cantonese?

used to exaggerate something..or grand, as in the grand from 'grandmother' etc.

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How do you say tiger in Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese?

In Mandarin tiger is 老虎 (Lǎohǔ), But I cannot help you with Cantonese, I do not know very much Cantonese. Sorry!

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Where do you live in cantonese?

你住喺邊?

你 = you

住 = live

喺邊 = where

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What is grandmother in Cantonese?

The jyutping is "Po Po," but if you can't read jyutping then it is pronounced sorta like "pau pau" (it's hard to type out how it is supposed to sound like).

Pau Pau is the English spelling for maternal grandmother in Cantonese. It is very specifically maternal grandmother. Ma Ma is paternal grandmother. There are specific names for all sorts of relationships in Cantonese.

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How do you say lady in cantonese?

The jyutping for 'lady' in Cantonese is 'Neoi jan,' but if you can't read jyutping, then it's pronounced like 'neoi yun.'

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How do you say where are you going in Cantonese?

Haibpin toua

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How do you say happy Valentine's Day in cantonese?

Qíngrén jié kuàilè

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How do you say beautiful lady in Cantonese?

Leng lui :)

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Is 'Zang' really Cantonese for excellent?

Yes, "zang" does mean excellent in Cantonese, but this is one of the cases where some words spoken in Cantonese cannot be written.

Most often used in "ho zang ah!"

Which translates to "very excellent!"

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How do you say Australia in cantonese?

No so accurateauo gao <--- catastrophic mistake who wrote this ?

This is the correct way:

Cantonese Proper:

It should be " O - ZOW " ('O' as in the letter 'O') and "ZOW" (Z'OW' similar to "CHOW")( ZOW pronounced almost like "JOW" - not as thick nasal sounded as "ZH-OW", but the thinner "Z-OW")

" O " " ZOW "

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How many people speak Cantonese?

more than 3 people

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What is the Cantonese word for good night?

Good night = 早抖 (jóutáu)

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How do you say 'Merry Christmas' in Cantonese?

Seng Dan Fai Lok, Sang Nian Fai Lok

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How do you say aunt in Cantonese?

Pronounced sum sum

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How do you say dog in cantonese?

The character for dog is 狗 (pronounced gou).

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How do you say 'I love you' in Cantonese?

Ngo oi nei.

The "ngo" is difficult to pronounce in English, so think of "gnaw" with the "ng" sounding like the ending "ing" without the i. "Oi" sounds like the beginning of "oil" and "Nei" is pronounced "nay" or "neigh."

Sources: I speak Cantonese.
i love you

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How do you say prince in cantonese?

in simple chinese 太子 (日本产轿车品牌名)

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How do you say thank you in Cantonese?

If someone gives you something, you say "do ze" (sounds sorta like "dau je" if you can't read jyutping).

If someone does something for you (like a waiter refills your water), you say "m goi."

Of course, you can add little things to the end to change the meaning.

If you add "saai" at the end like "m goi saai" then you're saying "thanks for everything."

If you add "saai nei" at the end like "m goi saai nei," then you're emphasizing that you want to thank them. It gives them a sorta "All thanks to you" kind of feeling.

Finally, I think it's really cute when cantonese people say this, but you can say "deng kiu," which is how they say the English version of "thank you" with a little accent. :)

To say thank you for some one doing something is- m(low m ending sound) goi(rhymes with koi) saiTo say thank you for someone giving you something etc- doe(rhymes with law wihtout the a) jie

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