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How to say angry in Cantonese?

How to say angry in Cantonese?

Have you ever experienced injustice in your life?  On the night of 11 August 2019, police force in Hong Kong has imposed incredibly excessive and inhumane forces against protestors and citizens.  They have fired tear gases inside the subway stations, spraying pepper ball against protestors within 1m in the manner of mass execution and deliberately aimed for the head of the protestors, causing a first-aider lost one of her eyes.  Hong Kongers are very angry with the brutality of the police, yet we have no idea how to bring them to justice.  In this lesson, we will teach you how to say angry in Cantonese.

We hope you will stand with the people in Hong Kong.

Angry in Cantonese: 嬲 [nau3]

There are two adjectives that can be translated into angry in Cantonese.  For the first one, you can use adjective 嬲 [nau3] to express angry in Cantonese.

ngo5 hou2 nau1 aa3!

我好嬲啊!

I am so angry!

Types of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence

 

Particle(助詞) 啊 [aa3] is used for soften a sentence.  It always sounds much more natural to use a particle than omitting one in Cantonese.  To learn more about particle 啊 [aa3], please refer to Unit 12 Lesson 1.

ngo5 hou2 nau1 aa3 gaa1 zan2!

我好嬲啊家陣!

I am so angry now!

Types of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverb; nounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence好; 家陣

 

gin3 dou2 di1 hak1 ging2 hai2 sat1 noi6 fong3 ceoi1 leoi6 daan2,ngo5 zan1 hai6 nau1 dou3 fei1 hei2 laa3!

見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈,我真係嬲到飛起喇!

Since I saw those corrupted cops used tear gas indoor, I am furious right now (Literal meaning: I am angry to the extent that I will fly into the sky)!

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈我真係嬲到飛起喇

 

Sentence 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speech/ClauseSentence
Words in sentence/見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speech/Verb/
Words in sentence/

 

Object of that sentence

Types of sentence structurePredicative expression in series
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate 1Object 1Predicate 2Object 2
Part of speechNounPrepositionNounVerbNoun
Words in sentence啲黑警室內催淚彈

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head黑警

 

Sentence 2 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateComplementParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjective; /ClauseParticle
Words in sentence真係嬲; 到飛起

 

Complement of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speech/VerbVerb
Words in sentence/

Angry in Cantonese: 㷫 [hing3]

Another adjective that means angry in Cantonese is 㷫 [hing3].

ngo5 hou2 hing3 aa3!

我好㷫啊!

I am so angry!

Types of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence

 

ngo5 hou2 hing3 aa3 gaa1 zan2!

我好㷫啊家陣!

I am so angry now!

Types of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverb; nounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence好; 家陣

 

gin3 dou2 di1 hak1 ging2 hai2 sat1 noi6 fong3 ceoi1 leoi6 daan2,ngo5 ji1 gaa1 zan1 hai6 hing3 gwo3 fo2 si2 laa3!

見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈,我依家真係㷫過火屎喇!

Since I saw those corrupted cops used tear gas indoor, I am furious right now (Literal meaning: I am angry to the extent that I am hotter than burnt charcoal right now)!

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈我依家真係㷫過火屎喇

 

Sentence 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speech/ClauseSentence
Words in sentence/見倒啲黑警喺室內放催淚彈

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speech/Verb/
Words in sentence/

 

Object of that sentence

Types of sentence structurePredicative expression in series
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate 1Object 1Predicate 2Object 2
Part of speechNounPrepositionNounVerbNoun
Words in sentence啲黑警室內催淚彈

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head黑警

 

Sentence 2 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounNoun; adverbClauseNounParticle
Words in sentence依家; 真係㷫過火屎

 

Predicate of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speech/Adjective/
Words in sentence/

Reference

  1. 粵典。「㷫過火屎

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