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U3L1 Predicative expression in series(連謂式)

Introduction In this Cantonese grammar lesson, predicative expression in series(連謂式)will be introduced.  Predicative expression in series is a sentence structure created by combining two or more predicates(謂語)together.  The usages of this structure are complicated and it can be divided into the following.  As preposition(介詞)is closely related with predicative expression in series, they will be explained…

U3L2 Prepositions in predicative expression in series 喺[hai2]/ 响[hoeng2]

Introduction In this Cantonese grammar lesson, preposition(介詞)will be introduced.  Despite being similar with verb(動詞), prepositions(介詞)is a type of word that can only be used in predicative expression in series(連謂式).  The following prepositions will be explained clearly in the upcoming lessons. Prepositions that can be used in predicative expression in series 喺[hai2];响[hoeng2] 同[tung4];幫[bong1] 用[jung6];靠[kaau3] 除咗[ceoi4 zo2];連[lin4]…

U3L3 Cantonese grammar 同 [tung4] and 幫 [bong1]

In this lesson, the grammar of preposition(介詞) 同 [tung4] and 幫 [bong1] in Cantonese will be introduced.  同 [tung4] can be used as a conjunction(連詞)or a preposition, and their difference is extremely easy to overlook. 同 [tung4] is a preposition when it is used to connect two nouns with a different function in the sentence…

U3L4 Cantonese grammar 跟住 [gan1 zyu6], 照住 [ziu3 zyu6], 依照 [ji1 ziu3] and 根據 [gan1 geoi3]

In this lesson, the grammar of preposition(介詞) 跟住 [gan1 zyu6], 照住 [ziu3 zyu6], 依照 [ji1 ziu3] and 根據 [gan1 geoi3] in Cantonese will be introduced. Grammar of preposition 根據 [gan1 geoi3] and 依照 [ji1 ziu3] in Cantonese 根據 [gan1 geoi3] and 依照 [ji1 ziu3] are used to indicate something is done according to something.  These…

U3L5 Cantonese grammar 畀 [bei2] and 由 [jau4]

In this lesson, Cantonese grammar of 畀 [bei2] and 由 [jau4] will be introduced.  These two prepositions(介詞)are very important, as they are used for creating passive voice sentences in Cantonese.  Study this lesson carefully until you feel confident in using them. Grammar of 畀 [bei2] 畀[bei2] can be functioned as a verb(動詞)or a preposition(介詞).  When…

U3L6 Cantonese grammar 用 [jung6] and 靠 [kaau3]

In this lesson, the grammar of preposition(介詞) 用 [jung6] and 靠 [kaau3] in Cantonese will be introduced.  According to the usage 1 of predicative expression in series(連謂式), the first predicate(謂語)in the structure can be used to describe the manner or the mean for carrying out an action in the second predicate.  For describing the manner…

U3L7 Cantonese grammar 將 [zoeng1]

In this lesson, the grammar of 將 [zoeng1] in Cantonese will be introduced.  Preposition(介詞)將 [zoeng1] can only be used as the first predicate in the predicative expression in series (連謂式)for moving the second object before the second predicate.  Although this grammar was adopted from Mandarin and it has no specific meaning in Cantonese now, it…

U3L9 Cantonese grammar 為咗 [wai6 zo2]

In this lesson, grammar of preposition(介詞)為咗 [wai6 zo2] in Cantonese will be introduced.  為咗[wai6 zo2] is a preposition and it is used to indicate something is done for somebody or something; the 咗[zo2] of 為咗 is not the predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)咗[zo2]. Using 為咗 [wai6 zo2] in Cantonese grammar Again, 為咗 [wai6 zo2] follows all the rules…

U3L10 Cantonese grammar 好似 [hou2 ci5]

In this lesson, the grammar of preposition(介詞)好似 [hou2 ci5] in Cantonese will be introduced.  好似 [hou2 ci5] is a word with overlapped classes and it can be used as a verb(動詞)or a preposition(介詞). Grammar of using 好似 [hou2 ci5] as a verb in Cantonese When 好似 [hou2 ci5] is used as a verb, it means…

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