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In Cantonese, you often hear people say this phrase 你而家做嘢做成點.

What would the Mandarin equivalent be for this phrase?

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而家 = 現在

做嘢 = 做事/工作

做成 = 做成/做得

點 = 怎樣

"而家做嘢做成點?" (how is work going?) in Mandarin is "現在工作做得怎樣?"

做嘢 or 做事 in Cantonese can mean either 'doing things' or "working a job".

  • '做嘢' in '去做嘢' (go do things) refers to "do things / work on things"

  • '做嘢' in '而家做嘢做成點' (how's work going now?) mostly refers to "work in job"

'去做嘢' in Mandarin is '去做事' or '去幹活'

  • thanks so much! you're the best. :) the key part was understanding how to translate 做成點 into mandarin. wasn't sure you could use 做成 in mandarin as well, as it seemed like cantonese slang. thanks again! – Crashalot Sep 19 '17 at 21:34
  • so can you generalize 成點. to 成怎樣? for instance, would it be normal mandarin to translate 跑成點 in cantonese to 跑成怎樣 in mandarin? – Crashalot Sep 19 '17 at 21:38
  • Yes. You can say 跑成怎樣 or 跑得怎樣 in Mandarin , but you cannot replace 跑成點 with 跑得點 in Cantonese – Tang Ho Sep 19 '17 at 22:17

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