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How to say boyfriend and girlfriend in Cantonese?
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How to say boyfriend and girlfriend in Cantonese?

Do you know how to say boyfriend and girlfriend in Cantonese?  In this lesson, you will learn how to say boyfriend and girlfriend in Cantonese.

Boyfriend in Cantonese: 男朋友 [naam4 pang4 jau5]

男朋友 [naam4 pang4 jau5] means boyfriend in Cantonese.  男 [naam4] means male and 朋友 [pang4 jau5] means friend in Cantonese.

nei5 naam4 pang4 jau5 hou2 leng3 zai2 wo3!

你男朋友好靚仔喎!

Your boyfriend looks so handsome!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence你男朋友靚仔

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head男朋友

bin1 go3 hai6 nei5 naam4 pang4 jau5 aa3?

邊個係你男朋友啊?

Who is your boyfriend?

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounLinking VerbNounParticle
Words in sentence邊個你男朋友

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.

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head男朋友

nei5 naam4 pang4 jau5 giu3 me1 meng2 aa3?

你男朋友叫咩名啊?

What is the name of your boyfriend?

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounVerbNounParticle
Words in sentence你男朋友咩名

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head男朋友

 

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

Girlfriend in Cantonese: 女朋友 [neoi5 pang4 jau5]

女朋友 [neoi5 pang4 jau5] means girlfriend in Cantonese.  The 女 [neoi5] here means female.

nei5 neoi5 pang4 jau5 hou2 leng3 neoi2 wo3!

你女朋友好靚女喎!

Your girlfriend looks so pretty!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence你女朋友靚女

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head女朋友

bin1 go3 hai6 nei5 neoi5 pang4 jau5 aa3?

邊個係你女朋友啊?

Who is your girlfriend?

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounLinking VerbNounParticle
Words in sentence邊個你女朋友

 

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head女朋友

nei5 neoi5 pang4 jau5 giu3 me1 meng2 aa3?

你女朋友叫咩名啊?

What is the name of your boyfriend?

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speechNounVerbNounParticle
Words in sentence你女朋友咩名

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head女朋友

 

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

Reference

  1. 粵典。「男朋友
  2. 粵典。「女朋友

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