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U4L1 Cantonese grammar 開 [hoi1]

In this lesson, grammar of 開 [hoi1] in Cantonese will be introduced. Grammar of 開 [hoi1] 開[hoi1] is a predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)that indicates an action is used to be done by the subject(主語).  Similar with other predicative suffix, 開[hoi1] is used after the predicate and it cannot be used with any other predicative suffix in the…

U4L4 Predicative suffix 過[gwo3]

  In this Cantonese grammar lesson, predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)過[gwo3] will be introduced.  You have already learnt that 過[gwo3] can be used as a predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾) for indicating experiencing something in Unit 1 Lesson 10.  Nevertheless, 過 can also be used to indicate an action has to be carried out again, as something undesirable happened last time…

U4L5 Cantonese grammar 親 [can1]

In this lesson, the grammar of predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾) 親 [can1] in Cantonese will be introduced.  Predicative suffix 親 [can1] is used to indicate an action would lead to a same consequence whenever it is carried out; the consequence is usually but not necessary negative.  親 [can1] can only be used when that action has happened…

U4L6 Cantonese grammar 吓 [haa5]

In this lesson, the grammar of 吓 [haa5] in Cantonese will be introduced.  吓[haa5] is a predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)that indicates an action has been done for a very short period of time, to a small extent or in a low frequency.  It is commonly used in imperative sentence(祈使句)and interrogative sentence(疑問句)to downplay the suggestion or the question.…

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