Cantonese Short Lesson 3: ✎ Basic Verbs! ✎
Welcome to the third lesson of this amazing language! Today, you will be taught some very frequently used verbs in everyday usage.
In Cantonese, the same verb is used for every single pronoun! There is no infinitive, as it is the same verb! For example, the verb 'to eat' is 吃 (hek, but without the 'k' sound). So, ‘the man eats' is 這個男人吃, 'Eat faster!' is 吃得快！, and 'Eating ice-cream is good' is 吃冰淇淋是好的
Other common verbs include:
喝 -> 'to drink' (hok, but without the 'k' sound)
做 -> 'to do' (jo)
有 -> 'to have' (yow)
去 -> 'to go' (houi)
喜歡 -> 'to like' (hay foon)
是 -> 'to be' (se:)
需要 -> 'to need' (soui yeew)
Thank you for reading this. Questions are welcome!