Cantonese Short Lesson 6: ✍ Adverbs! ✍
Welcome to the sixth lesson of Cantonese! This is a rather longer lesson, so the Exercise will be postponed.
Today, we are going to learn about Adverbs. Very typical that it should come after Adjectives :)
There are three main categories of adverbs: time-related, manner-related and speed-related. For example: often, angrily, slowly respectively.
I know these are a lot of remember, but these are also very common in everyday usage.
Note: As remarked by some people, each pronunciation is the written one. I have said before that this is a course of 'formal' Cantonese.
often = 經常 (ging1 soeng4)
never = 從來沒有 (cung4 loi4 mut6 jau5)
sometimes/occasionally = 有時 (jau5 si4)
constantly = 不斷 (bat1 dyun6)
always = 總是 (zung2 si6)
rarely/seldom = 很少 (han2 siu2)
now = 現在 (jin6 zoi6)
calmly = 冷靜地 (laang5 zing6 dei6)
gently = 輕輕地 (hing1 hing1 dei6)
angrily = 憤怒地 (fan5 nou6 dei6)
noisily (speech) = 大聲地 (speech) (daai6 seng1 dei6)
happily/joyfully = 快樂地 (faai3 lok6 dei6)
sadly/unhappily = 傷心地 (soeng1 sam1 dei6)
Notice how they all end in 地 (dei6)
slowly = 慢慢地 (maan6 maan6 dei6)
quickly = 很快 (han2 faai3)
briskly = 輕快地 (hing1 faai3 dei6)
steadily = 穩步地 (wan2 bou6 dei6)
immediately = 立即 (lap6 zik1)
Thank you for reading this. As always, questions are welcome!