posted by janefondiller on March 8, 2011 | 4 comments
I love your lessons for Beginning Cantonese! Are you going to do numbers and 'Taxi' Cantonese soon? I'll be in Hong Kong soon.
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nicole on March 9, 2011 | reply
Hi, glad you like us. We'll gradually get there but I'll tell you a few simple Taxi phrases now since you're visiting there soon.

唔該,去+ your destination.

Please, go to _____.

m4 goi1, heoi3 _____.


Stop here, please.

ni1 dou6 ting4, m4 goi1.


How much?

gei2 qin2?


Keep the change.

m4 sai2 zaau2.

Hope it helps. Please let me know if you need more or if you have a sentence in mind that I didn't cover. Have fun in Hong Kong:)
janefondiller on March 9, 2011 | reply
This is great! 多谢晒

What about street numbers? If is ask 'how much' 幾錢?, what will the answer be?
nicole on March 10, 2011 | reply
Hi Jane,

I found a webpage that includes the Cantonese numbers from 0 to 100 (it uses Yale though):

In Cantonese, street numbers come after the street names. For instance,

'80 Tai Chee Avenue' is 太子道80號, where 道dou6 is avenue and 號hou6 is number.

As for the answer to 幾錢, it'll usually be the amount plus the name of Hong Kong dollar (蚊 man1). For instance, 90 HKD (九十蚊,gau2 sap6 man1).

Hope it answers your question.
janefondiller on March 10, 2011 | reply
Thanks! I'll look it up.