For those who have no clue what this series is about, please read the pilot post here: Fun Cantonese 101.  This will help you understand, give some background, and tell the purpose of the Fun Cantonese 101 series.

It is exciting posting the FIRST 5 fun Cantonese phrases including pronunciation, explanation, and examples. Here we go.


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About this Guest Post

I was invited to write a guest post for Learn Chinese with NihaoHello they asked me to write about fascinating and interesting Cantonese phrases for the beginners.

The first 5 fun Cantonese phrases were picked because they are the 5 most common phrases heard in Hong Kong homes.


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  1. 大菌食細菌
  2. …到連呀媽都唔認得
  3. …到飛起
  4. 我食鹽多過你食米
  5. 等到頸都長

Do you have any clue what the phrases above mean? Can you read any of the characters above? Can you guess what they say?…  No?…. that’s totally fine. It’s part of the fun in learning these and after you read my blog post these Cantonese phrases will make sense and prove to be useful. So CLICK  below to read my guest post and see if you got any of them right.


About Learn Chinese with NihaoHello

Jodee Lim is a Singaporean mom who is currently living in Estonia with her husband. Jodee and her husband are raising their cute and clever girl to speak Mandarin, English, Estonian and Hungarian. Jodee is bilingual, she speaks English and Chinese, and she started NihaoHello for English speakers wanting to learn Chinese in 2008. Cooking is another big part of her life, so Jodee started a food blog called Deelish Recipes in May of 2010 and has recipes from over 50 countries.

I originally found Jodee through her food blog (I am always looking for a great food blog with amazing Chinese recipes). Then, she introduced me to her Chinese Learning blog – NihaoHello as well, which I love because finding a great Chinese learning blog with amazing resources is hard.

NihaoHello is a blog that provides useful posts for English speakers who want to learn Mandarin Chinese. It is not Chinese learning methods and tips, but also provides great resources such as:

  • Chinese cultures
  • Chinese taboos
  • Interesting Chinese Proverbs
  • Chinese characters writing
  • Useful travel Chinese Phrases, etc.


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