Does it make sense to say 我个心? I suppose its meant to be 我的心. I still cannot distinguish when to use it. Maybe it to do with the fact that I am a Cantonese speaker?

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It totally make sense to say 我个心 colloquially in spoken Cantonese.
我的心 is used in Mandarian or formal written Chinese.

Moreover, 个 in 我个心 is not really used as a quantifier in 我个心
个 in 我有一个心 can be used as a quantifier, but it's not a common usage, every one has one heart.

个 in 我个心 here, is the same as 's in "I's" or My in English
so both 我个 心(Cantonese) or 我的 心(written/Mandarin) mean my heart


我个心 does not make sense. I guess you're confusing 个 with 嘅.

广东话讲得好唔好 => 我广东话说得好不好


个(quantifier) pattern:number + 个 + noun


when used without a number it normally just mean one:

我有个朋友 => 我有个朋友


的(particle) pattern:noun/pronoun + 的 + noun

examples: 我的心,我喜欢的人,聪明的孩子

  • 我個心 is used in Cantonese... How does it not make sense? Sep 11, 2019 at 0:17

个 is the simplified version of the traditional character 個.

個 is a classifier for many objects including 心 in Cantonese. '

Example: 你個頭,佢個胃,我個肺 (your head, his brain, my lungs)

The Cantonese phrase 呢心 (this heart) in Mandarin would be 這

The Cantonese phrase 我(呢)心 (this heart of mine) in Mandarin would be 我這

The Mandarin 我心 in Cantonese would be 我

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