This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Cantonese. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Cantonese Classes.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Cantonese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
ci5 ....jat1 joeng6
bei2 ...ngai2 ／ dyun2
bei2 ...hau6 saang1
|As tall as||似...一樣高|
ci5 ...jat1 joeng6 gou1
mou4 gam3 leng3
hoi1 sam1 di1
zeoi3 hoi1 sam1
|You are happy||你好開心|
nei5 hou2 hoi1 sam1
|You are as happy as Maya||你好似XXX一樣咁開心|
nei5 hou2 ci5 XXX jat1 joeng6 gam3 hoi1 sam1
|You are happier than Maya||你比XXX開心啲|
nei5 bei2 XXX hoi1 sam1 di1
|You are the happiest||你最開心|
nei5 zeoi3 hoi1 sam1
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||可唔可以平啲?|
ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 ping4 di1 ?
|Do you accept credit cards?||你收唔收信用卡？|
nei5 sau1 m4 sau1 seon3 jung6 kaa1 ？
|How much is this?||呢個幾多錢？|
ne1 go3 gei2 do1 cin2 ？
|I'm just looking||我只係隨便睇吓|
ngo5 zi2 hai6 ceoi4 bin6 tai2 haak3
|Only cash please!||我地只收現金！|
ngo5 dei6 zi2 sau1 jin6 gam1 ！
|This is too expensive||呢樣好貴|
ne1 joeng6 hou2 gwai3
gaa1 fe1 dim3
bin6 ji4 ／ ping4
seon3 jung6 kaat1
bok3 mat6 gun2
paak3 ce1 wai2
ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
ngo5 hai6 sik6 zaai1 ge3
|It is very delicious!||好好味|
hou2 hou2 mei6
|May we have the check please!||唔該埋單|
m4 goi1 maai4 daan1
|The bill please!||唔該埋單|
m4 goi1 maai4 daan1
|Waiter / waitress!||伙記|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||你建議食咩好？|
nei5 gin3 ji5 sik6 me1 hou2 ？
|What's the name of this dish?||呢碟餸叫咩名？|
ne1 dip6 sung3 giu3 me1 ming4 ？
|Where is there a good restaurant?||邊度有好嘅餐廳？|
bin1 dou6 jau5 hou2 ge3 caan1 teng1 ？
|A cup of||一杯（一茶杯）|
jat1 bui1 （jat1 caa4 bui1 ）
|A glass of||一杯（一水杯）|
jat1 bui1 （jat1 seoi2 bui1 ）
|Tip (money for the waiter)||時間(日子/月份)|
si4 gaan1 (jat6 zi2 /jyut6 fan6 )
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Cantonese about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Cantonese Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Cantonese homepage.