Can we practice Cantonese with English letters?

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Can we practice Cantonese with English letters?

Post by Beginner »

Hi, everyone! I'm also starting to learn Cantonese and was wondering if anyone would like to practice posting Cantonese with English letters. Like you, I'm starting late, though my father is Chinese. Can we try a few sentences like below:
Nei ho ma, wo hei Beginner. Wo hei MeiGwokyan. Nei ne?

:)

ho a!

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Ngor hai owjou yahn.... nei sik msik gong juwngman a?

Beginner

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: Ngor hai owjou yahn.... nei sik msik gong juwngman a?
Dojeh sai! Ngo eega hok di Putongwa dong Yahtbunwa. Nei hei juwngwok yan a?

:)

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mhai juwnggwok yahn, ngor haih yinggowk yahn. ngor sik gong suisui juwngman. neih haih mhaih juwngman a?

sai gaai jai

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Post by sai gaai jai »

:
: mhai juwnggwok yahn, ngor haih yinggowk yahn. ngor sik gong suisui juwngman. neih haih mhaih juwngman a?
Beginner,Ho a,
Leung wai ho ma? Ngo dou hai Ying gwok yan, yauh sik gong jung man. Ngo hok jo hou noi. Jung man syun hai OK. Nei wah nei hai Yinggwok yahn.Nei jyuh hai bindo?

Beginner

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: :
: : mhai juwnggwok yahn, ngor haih yinggowk yahn. ngor sik gong suisui juwngman. neih haih mhaih juwngman a?
: Beginner,Ho a,
: Leung wai ho ma? Ngo dou hai Ying gwok yan, yauh sik gong jung man. Ngo hok jo hou noi. Jung man syun hai OK. Nei wah nei hai Yinggwok yahn.Nei jyuh hai bindo?
Dojeh sai! :), I believe you're saying you're not Chinese, you're English. You can speak Cantonese. Are you Chinese?
My response in English: Yes, my father is Chinese. He is in San Francisco. I'm in Hawaii.
My response in Cantonese: Hai, ngor ga Baba hei JungGwok Yahn. Keui hei yihga San Fan Si jo yeh. Ngo hei yihga Hawaii jo yeh.
Did I say that right? I'm not sure how to say "I live in Hawaii. He lives in San Francisco."
Dojeh sai, Sai Gai jai!
I don't understand all your statements. Can you help clarify? I'm still very much a beginner.:0(
What does "Leung wai ho ma?" mean?
I believe your next statement says that you are also an Englishman and can speak Cantonese.
Does "Ngo hok jo hou noi" mean that "you have'nt learnt for so long"?
Does "Nei wah nei hai Yinggwok yahn" mean "Are you an Englishman"?
"Nei jyuh hai bindo?" Does this mean "Where do you live?"
My response:
Ngor m hei Yinggwok yahn, Ngo hei Meigwok yahn. Ngo jyuh di Honolulu, Hawaii. Nei neh? Bin sinsi?(Which city?).
Please correct me if I'm not putting it together right. Thank you very much!
P.S. Kung hei fat choy!:0)

Elvis

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Post by Elvis »

Dear all,
I'm just surfing the net and find this interesting forum.
I'm a Chinese, can speak Cantonese and Mandarin. I'm not sure about the rules of this forum, can I join if I'm a Chinese or it is only for those non-chinese?
By the way....
To Beginner:
"Leung wai ho ma?" ...Leung means two, Leung Wai means both of you, ho ma means how are you?
"Ngo hok jo hou noi" ....it's a positive statment, means I've learnt it for quite a long time.
"Nei wah nei hai Yinggwok yahn" .......a reported speach, you said that you were a British.

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Post by sheik »

Well if there are any discriminatory rules based on race I won't be coming here any more! ;-)

Welcome to the forum Elvis!

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yauyau

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Post by yauyau »

wo hai yauyau .hai yi wei shi lu sui go xiao mei mei..mu zhi ho fo tong ni zou ge peng you?

ich_2002

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Post by ich_2002 »

hello

ich_2002

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Post by ich_2002 »

dai ga ho...

ngo hai dak wai... ngo hai dak gwok lei a...

IronMonkey

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Post by IronMonkey »

Nei dei ho!

Ngo hai IronMonkey. Ngo hai meigwok yan.

nei dei ho ma???

mui

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Post by mui »

WAI!!!

Kok wai ho!!
gnor yo surng wang ah!! gnor hai ah Mui lui see, gnor hai jung kok yung hai ying kok cheung die. Gnor gee gay mm hai gay sik gong guangdongwa, gnor doo surng hok ho dee.
Cheng mung yo mm yo yung sik guy 'graphic designer' hui joong mung ah? mm goy.

dor jer!

ah Mui

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Re: Can we practice Cantonese with English letters?

Post by JamesJ »

Well I will have a go but I am trying to learn the jyutping romanisation so please forgive me if I use that (it's better for the Internet in my opinion as you can easily write down the tone numbers).

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Re: Can we practice Cantonese with English letters?

Post by lopezbutt99 »

Yes we can practise.

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