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The Chinese dialect spoken in and around Guangzhou city (formerly Canton), and central and western Guangdong province.

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It's not really that Cantonese people are unwilling to write the language; It's simply because the language is very oral-oriented where many slangs are involves mainly for effectiveness purpose … . It's similar to English when people use phase like "What ya'll doing?", which you won't see on most learning material for English or CNN news. In fact, written cantonese is commonly used in instant …
answered Apr 19 '16 by Alex
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This answer has been edited: There's no direct translation since the term "Don't count on me" in Cantonese is used in a sense of "don't rely on me" instead of "do not make decision base on me …
answered Feb 3 '15 by Alex
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You could also say 精神力/精神力量. 腦力 is literally correct, but 精神腦 is absolutely wrong, where it means something like 'mental brain'. EDIT: Sentence like "You have dealt with a lot of adversity. You are …
answered Feb 17 '15 by Alex
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粵語的聲調變化分成連續變調與變音 (morpho-phonemic change)。主要發生在複詞或疊字詞,一般來讀低音域(主要是低降調)的第二音節會轉為高昇調。 1) 連續變調:不發生語意或文法上的改變: 家人稱呼,如:爸爸(baa4 baa1)、媽媽(maa4 maa1)、弟弟(dai4 dai2)、太太(taai3 taai2) 2) 變音:會發生語意或文法上的改變: …
answered Jan 28 '15 by Alex
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1) 唔好俾價錢影響你嘅樂趣 2) 唔好俾價錢減低你嘅樂趣 answer 1) should be correct, but I listed answer 2) because it is more common to refer "interfere with happiness" with its meaning of actually "reducing the happiness" in cantonese
answered Dec 17 '14 by Alex
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1) Is the use of 令 different in Canto vs Mandarin? Firstly the word 令 has multiple meanings. I believe the usage are same for Canto vs Mandarin as long as you're referring to the same meaning of …
answered Oct 11 '18 by Alex