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How to say excuse me in Cantonese?
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How to say excuse me in Cantonese?

Do you know how to say excuse me in Cantonese?  In this lesson, you will learn how to say excuse me in Cantonese.

Excuse me in Cantonese: 唔該 [m4 goi1]

Expression 唔該 [m4 goi1] means excuse me in Cantonese.  唔該 [m4 goi1] also means thank you in Cantonese.

m4 goi1!

唔該!

Excuse me!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/唔該

m4 goi1!maai4 daan1 aa1!

唔該!埋單吖!

Excuse me!  I would to pay the bill.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/唔該

 

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObjectParticle
Part of speech/VerbNounParticle
Words in sentence/

 

m4 goi1!ni1 dou6 jau5 mou5 jan4 co5 gaa3?

唔該!呢度有冇人坐㗎?

Excuse me!  Is this seat occupied?

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/唔該

 

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueFalse
Words in sentence呢度有冇人坐㗎

 

Sentence 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePivotal construction
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicatePivotPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounVerbNounVerbParticle
Words in sentence呢度(人)(坐)(㗎)

 

Sentence 2 of that sentence

Type of sentence structure Pivotal construction
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicatePivotPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounVerbNounVerbParticle
Words in sentence(呢度)

Excuse me in Cantonese: 唔該借借 [m4 goi1 ze3 ze3]

Expression 唔該借借 [m4 goi1 ze3 ze3] also means excuse me in Cantonese.  This expression is used only when you want someone to step aside.

m4 goi1 ze3 ze3!

唔該借借!

Excuse me!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speech/Expression
Words in sentence/唔該借借

Reference

  1. 粵典。「唔該

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