I am Hong Kong Chinese, and I was born to speak Cantonese so I’m here for some useful and interesting phrases to introduce you to talk during a trip to Hong Kong. You can use it for everyday speech, negotiations or in the restaurant.
Learn Cantonese Phrases for Fun
Although everyone in Hong Kong speaks English, you will find people saying some Cantonese phrases every day. Would be nice to know what they have to say. Speaks some Cantonese would be a nice addition. You may even be surprised locals.
Unlike Mandarin, Cantonese does not have a standard phonetic system. So there is no standard way to learn. I therefore rely on the sound and try to make a close translation. Keep in mind, tone the UK is usually slightly higher than Cantonese. Read my translation of Anna-created, and try to lower the tone a bit. This will make your pronunciation. Closer to the real
Thank you – this is used in the same way as a ‘thank you’ in English.
Thank you – to accept a gift or favor, if you introduce someone a job or providing your company. Therefore, if you buy something, the seller will usually say ‘dor tse’ instead of ‘mmm goi’.
Lei ho ma?
How are you?
Or ho ho
Sik jor farn possible?
Have you eaten? This is a very common Cantonese phrase that is used to start a conversation. Chinese (Cantonese not only) usually leave their cares to ask if they have eaten. By other
Gei Tsin dry?
Paang d la
Fai d La
Ho ho sik
Delicious, very tasty
Let me my bill. Said this after eating at a restaurant. You may hear people say when they are ready to pay and combat.
Gung hei fat choi
Wish you luck making money. This is another very common Cantonese phrase. If you go to Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year, you will hear people say this to each other. It is a Chinese tradition.
Anna is a Hong Kong Chinese. She loves to travel, especially China trip. His website is all about the major tourist cities in China.