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How to say bread in Cantonese?

How to say bread in Cantonese?

Have you ever visited bakeries in Hong Kong?  Do you know how to say bread in Cantonese?  In this lesson, you will learn how to say bread in Cantonese.

Bread in Cantonese: 麵包/ 麪包 [min6 baau1]

麵包 [min6 baau1] means bread in Cantonese.  This word can also be written as 麪包 [min6 baau1], which is a more old-fashioned way of writing it.

ni1 go3 me1 min6 baau1 lai4 gaa3?

呢個咩麵包嚟㗎?

What kind of bread is this?

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounNounParticle
Words in sentence呢個咩麵包嚟; 㗎

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

 

Predicate of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head麵包

 

nei5 si3 gwo3 hoeng1 gong2 ge3 min6 baau1 mei6 aa3?

你試過香港嘅麵包未啊?

Have you ever tried bread(pastries) from Hong Kong before?

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicatePredicative suffixObjectParticles
Part of speechNounVerbPredicative suffixNounParticles
Words in sentence香港嘅麵包未; 啊

Predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)過 [gwo3] indicates the subject had an experience of doing something in Cantonese.  Read Unit 1 Lesson 10 to learn more.

fu6 gan6 jau5 mou5 min6 baau1 pou2 aa3?

附近有冇麵包鋪啊?

Is there any bakery nearby?

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2Particle
True valueTrueFalseParticle
Words in sentence附近有冇麵包鋪

 

Sentence 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbClause
Words in sentence附近(麵包鋪)

 

Sentence 2 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbClause
Words in sentence(附近)麵包鋪

Reference

  1. 粵典。「麵包/ 麪包

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