Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks) by Virginia Yip

By Virginia Yip

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3 Use haih and ge to emphasize the italicized word(s): Example: Ngóh gaau Y( ngmán I teach English → Ngóh haih gaau Y((ngmán ge 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Lóuhbáan góng béi ngóh t%%ng * léih Ngóh béi bún sy* Kéuih ga-m j( u jáu Gihn s&&am géisìh máaih )i? Go ch%%ung b( ngo h) Ngóh hái n( douh dáng léih Kéuih taaitáai wán dóu Kéuih hái Taaigwok johng ch%% The boss told me I gave you the book He left this morning When was this shirt bought? Who opened the window? I’ll wait for you here His wife found it He had a car crash in Thailand UNIT EIGHT Noun classifiers To refer to a certain number of items, Cantonese (like other varieties of Chinese and many Asian languages) calls for a classifier (or measure) after the number.

Yáuh in this sense also serves to introduce an indefinite noun phrase: Yáuh (y&&t) go yàhn wán léih (not *Y&&t go yàhn wán léih) (lit. have a person seeking you) A man is looking for you Yáuh géi go hohks&&ang hóu l&&u (lit. have several students very angry) Several students are angry ) haakyàhn làih-jó Yáuh hóu d) (lit. have many guests came) Many guests came A verb can be added to show what is to be done with the item introduced by yáuh/móuh: *h g* *ngfo jouh Ngóh g&&myaht yá* (lit. I today have homework to do) I have homework to do today N((douh móuh s&&am máaih (lit.

6 Léihdeih yáuh-móuh heui-gwo Gwóngj&&u a (been to Guangzhou)? 7 Léih g&&myaht yáuh-móuh tái s&&nmán a (watch the news today)? Unit 6 31 *ng a (interested in changing your 8 Léih yáuh-móuh hingcheui jyun g* job)? 3 Translate these questions into Cantonese: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Do you have a car (ch%%)? Do you have brothers or sisters (h((ngdaih jímuih)? Do you have a mobile phone (sáutàih dihnwá)? Have you been to Beijing (B&&kg((ng)? Has she visited (taam-gwo) you? There are no birds (jeukjái) here.

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