How to say hot in Cantonese?
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How to say hot in Cantonese?

 

In this Cantonese vocabulary lesson, the adjective for expressing hotness will be introduced.  During summer, Hong Kong is very hot and humid.  Do you know how to say hot in Cantonese?  If you don’t, this lesson is for you!  You can use adjective(形容詞)熱[jit6] to describe the weather, a person or an object as hot.

hou2 jit6 aa3

好熱啊。

It is so hot.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speech/AdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence/

 

Particle(助詞)啊[aa3] can be used to soften a sentence.  To learn more about particle 啊[aa3], you may refer to Unit 7 Lesson 9, Unit 8 Lesson 5 and Unit 12 Lesson 1.

ngo5 dou3 lau4 saai3 hon6 laa3。

我熱到流晒汗喇。

I am hot to the extent that I have completely sweated.

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplementParticle
Part of speechNounAdjective; /ClauseParticle
Words in sentence熱; 到流晒汗

 

到[dou3] is used here to form a complement of extent(程度補語).  To learn more about complement of extent, you may refer to Unit 10 Lesson 5.

Complement of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicatePredicative suffixObject
Part of speech/VerbPredicative suffixVerb
Words in sentence/

 

To learn more about predicative suffix(謂詞詞尾)晒[saai3], you may refer to Unit 4 Lesson 3.

ni1 paai2 di1 tin1 hei3 hou2 jit6 aa3

呢排啲天氣好熱啊。

The weather is very hot these days.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence呢排啲天氣
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Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier呢排啲
Head天氣

 

呢排[ni1 paai2] is created by combining demonstrative determinative(指定式定詞)呢[ni1] with counter(量詞)排[paai2].  To learn more about demonstrative determinative, you may refer to Unit 2 Lesson 8.

ngo5 jit6 dou3 fei1 hei2 laa3

我熱到飛起喇。

I am hot to the extent that I would fly.

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplementParticle
Part of speechNounAdjective; /ClauseParticle
Words in sentence熱; 到飛起

 

Predicate of that sentence

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

 

起[hei2] is a directional complement(方向補語).  To learn more about directional complement, you may refer to Unit 10 Lesson 7.

gam1 jat6 ngo5 jit6 dou3 jung4 laa3

今日我熱到溶喇。

I am hot to the extent that I would melt today.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounSentenceParticle
Words in sentence今日我熱到溶

 

Predicate of that sentence
Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speechNounAdjective; /Adjective
Words in sentence熱; 到

 

gam1 jat6 hoeng1 gong2 jit6 dou3 hou2 ci5 go3 zing1 lou4 gam2

今日香港熱到好似個蒸爐噉。

Hong Kong is hot as if it is a steamer today.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speechNounSentence
Words in sentence今日香港熱到好似個蒸爐噉

 

Predicate of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speechNounAdjective; /Clause
Words in sentence香港熱; 到好似個蒸爐噉

 

Complement of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative expression in series
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate 1Object 1Predicate 2
Part of speech/PrepositionNounPro-adjective
Words in sentence/好似個蒸爐

 

To learn more about pro-adjective(代形容詞)噉[gam2], you may refer to Unit 5 Lesson 3.

Object 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head蒸爐

 

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Yes they are correct! 㷫[hing3] means hot too. For example, 佢個額頭好㷫喎!

  2. My father-in-law and mother-in-law say 好hing, which seems to mean hot

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