Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Cantonese which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.
Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.
Here are some negation expressions 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.
m4 zoi3 hai6
wing5 jyun5 m4 wui2
m4 jing3 goi1
Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Cantonese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
m4 sai2 daam1 sam1
|I cannot remember the word||我記唔起嗰個字|
ngo5 gei3 m4 hei2 go2 go3 zi6
|I do not speak Japanese||我唔識講日文|
ngo5 m4 sik1 gong2 jat6 man4
|I don't know!||我唔知|
ngo5 m4 zi1
|I'm not fluent in Italian yet||我意大利文未係好流利|
ngo5 ji3 daai6 lei6 man4 mei6 hai6 hou2 lau4 lei6
|I'm not interested!||我無興趣！|
ngo5 mou4 hing1 ceoi3 ！
|No one here speaks Greek||呢度無人識講希臘話|
ne1 dou6 mou4 jan4 sik1 gong2 hei1 laap6 waa6
mou5 man6 tai4
|This is not correct||呢個唔啱|
ne1 go3 m4 ngaam1
|This is wrong||呢個喺錯嘅|
ne1 go3 hai2 co3 ge3
|We don't understand||我哋唔明|
ngo5 dei2 m4 ming4
|You should not forget this word||你唔應該唔記得呢個字|
nei5 m4 jing3 goi1 m4 gei3 dak1 ne1 go3 zi6
If you have any questions, please contact me using the Cantonese contact form on the header above.
Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.
|Stomach||胃（the organ） 肚（to refer to the belly area）|
wai6 （the organ ） tou5 （to refer to the belly area ）
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Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Cantonese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|He feels with his hand||佢用手摸嘢|
keoi5 jung6 sau2 mo2 je5
|I smell with my nose||我用鼻聞嘢|
ngo5 jung6 bei6 man4 je5
|She has beautiful eyes||佢對眼好靚|
keoi5 deoi3 ngaan5 hou2 leng3
|She tastes with her tongue||佢用脷試味|
keoi5 jung6 lei6 si3 mei6
|We see with our eyes||我地用眼睇嘢|
ngo5 dei6 jung6 ngaan5 tai2 je5
|You hear with your ears||你用耳仔聽嘢|
nei5 jung6 ji5 zai2 ting3 je5
|How old are you?||你幾多歳?|
nei5 gei2 do1 seoi3 ?
|I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years old||我 （二十/三十） 歲|
ngo5 （ji6 sap6 /saam1 sap6 ） seoi3
|Are you married?||你結咗婚未？|
nei5 git3 zo2 fan1 mei6 ？
|Do you have children?||你有冇仔女？|
nei5 jau5 mou5 zai2 neoi5 ？
|I have to go||我要走啦|
ngo5 jiu3 zau2 laa1
|I will be right back!||我即刻就返|
ngo5 zik1 hak1 zau6 faan2
Language Quote: English is the official language of the sky! It doesn't matter which country they are from, all pilots speak in English on international flights.
Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Cantonese about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Cantonese Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Cantonese homepage.