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There are many resources listing classifiers for Mandarin, but do any pages exist that document classifiers for Cantonese?

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Check out the list of classifiers on Wikipedia -- it notes that particular classifiers are Cantonese only, like zam6 for smells, bung6 for walls, gaan1 for stores, zoeng1 for chairs and so on.

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