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How to say my name is... in Cantonese

How to say ‘My name is…’ in Cantonese?

Apart from saying hello and how are you in Cantonese, do you know how to introduce your name to others in Cantonese?

In this lesson, we will introduce two ways for you to say “my name is…” in Cantonese.

My name is… in Cantonese: 叫 [giu3]

You can use verb(動詞)叫 [giu3] to introduce your name.

ngo5 go3 meng2 giu3 siu2 ming4

我個名叫小明。

My name is Siu Ming.

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbVerb
Words in sentence我個名小明

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我個
Head

ngo5 giu3 siu2 koeng4

我叫小強。

My name is Siu Koeng.

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbVerb
Words in sentence小強

My name is… in Cantonese: 叫做 [giu3 zou6]

叫做 [giu3 zou6] is another verb for you to introduce your name.

ngo5 giu3 zou6 aa3 John

我叫做阿John。

My name is John.

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbVerb
Words in sentence叫做阿John

ngo5 go3 meng2 giu3 Dickson,tung1 soeng4 di1 jan4 dou1 wui5 giu3 ngo5 zou6 aa3 Dick

我個名叫Dickson,通常啲人都會叫我做阿Dick。

My name is Dickson, and people usually call me Dick.

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence我個名叫Dickson通常啲人都會叫我做阿Dick

Sentence 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speechNounVerbNoun
Words in sentence我個名Dickson

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我個
Head

Sentence 2 of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speechAdverbSentence
Words in sentence通常啲人都會叫我做阿Dick

Predicate of that sentence

Type of sentence structurePivotal construction
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicatePivotPredicateObject
Part of speechNounAdverbVerbNounVerbNoun
Words in sentence啲人都; 會阿Dick

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

FAQs

How to say ‘My name is…’ in Cantonese?

You can use verb 叫 [giu3] and 叫做 [giu3 zou6] to form a sentence introducing your name.

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