China Tours – Words and phrases in Cantonese with writing and audio

To help clients booked on our China tours, Hong Kong city breaks, here are some useful Cantonese words and phrases for anyone who does not speak the language. Have fun listening to the sounds and practising saying the words. These phrases will be helpful for anyone on our Southern China tours, for visits to Hong Kong or Macao and for business visits to the Canton Trade Fair.

English Cantonese Romanisation Cantonese Chinese
1 Hello nei5 hou2 你好 or 妳好
2 Good Morning zou2 san4 早晨
3 Goodbye zoi3 gin3 再見
4 Good night zou2 tau2 早唞
5 Thank you do1 ze6 saai3 多謝晒
6 Do you have a menu in English? ceng2 man6 nei5,  jau5 mou5 jing1 man2 caan1 daan1? 請問你, 有冇英文餐單?
7 Please can I have the bill? m4 goi1 maai4 daan1? 唔該埋單?
8 How much is it? gei2 do1 cin2 aa3? 幾多錢呀?
9 a Excuse me, where is the bathroom? ceng2 man6 nei5,  sai2 sau2 gaan1 hai6 bin1 dou6 ne1? 請問你,洗手間係邊度呢?
9 b Excuse me, where is the Taxi Rank? ceng2 man6 nei5, dik1 si2 zaam6 hai6 bin1 dou6 ne1? 請問你, 的士站係邊度呢?
10 Can you show me on a map how to get there? ceng2 man6 nei5, hai6 zoi6 dei6 tou4 soeng5, lei1 dou3 hai6 dim2 heoi3? 請問你, 係在地圖上, 喱到係點去?
11 Excuse me, do you speak English? ceng2 man6 nei5,  sik1 m4 sik1 gong2 jing1 man2 ne1? 請問你, 識唔識講​英文呢?
12 Please can you write that down for me? m4 goi1, nei5­­ ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 zoeng3 lei1 go3 bong1 ngo5 se2 lok6 lei4 nei1? 唔該,你可唔可以張喱個幫我寫落嚟呢?
13 Please can you speak more slowly? nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji5 gong2 maan6 jat1 dim2 aa3? 你可唔可以講慢一點呀?
14 I’m sorry, I don’t understand. m4 hou2 ji3 si1 ngo5 ho2 m4 ming4 baak6 唔好意思,我可唔明白
15 Excuse me, how do I get to Lantau Island? ceng2 man6 nei5, daai6 jyu4 saan1 dim2 joeng6 heoi3 nei1? 請問你, 大㠘山點樣去呢?
16 Excuse me, how do I get to the peak tram? ceng2 man6 nei5, saan1 deng2 din6 ce1 zaam6 dim2 joeng6 heoi3 nei1? 請問你, 山頂電車站點樣去呢?
17 Excuse me, how do I get to the Tiantan Buddha? ceng2 man6 nei5, tin1 taan4 daai6 fat6 dim2 joeng6 heoi3 nei1? 請問你, 天壇大佛點樣去呢?

Cantonese Phrases Yue 粵

Cantonese Phrases – Asian Horizons China Tours

Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong and Guangdong. These phrases will be useful for anyone on our China Tours or Hong Kong City breaks, or for business trips to Guangzhou.

Mandarin is the most widespread dialect spoken and is the most useful for Northern, Eastern and Central China Tours. We have similar Mandarin phrases on the following link:

Further useful information on the Cantonese dialect can be found at:

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