How to say no need in Cantonese?

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Want to stop someone from bothering you with products or offers you don’t feel interested at all?  In this lesson, you will learn how to say no need in Cantonese.

No need in Cantonese: 唔使 [m4 sai2]

One way to say no need in Cantonese is using clause 唔使 [m4 sai2].  使 [sai2] is the predicate here with the meaning of ‘need’, and adverbial 唔 [m4] negates it.

使 [sai2] is sometimes mistakenly written as 洗 [sai2] or 駛 [sai2].  These two characters have identical pronunciations with 使, but their meanings are completely unrelated with ‘need’.

m4 sai2 laa3,m4 goi1。

唔使喇,唔該。

No need, thanks.

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

 

ji1 gaa1 m4 sai2 zyu6,m4 goi1。

依家唔使住,唔該。

No need for that for now, thanks.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicatePredicative suffix
Part of speechNounAdverbVerbPredicative suffix
Words in sentence依家使

No need in Cantonese: 唔需要 [m4 seoi1 jiu3]

Another way to say no need in Cantonese is clause 唔需要 [m4 seoi1 jiu3].  需要 [seoi1 jiu3] is another verb meaning ‘need’ in Cantonese.

m4 seoi1 jiu3 laa3,m4 goi1。

唔需要喇,唔該。

No need, thanks.

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

 

ji1 gaa1 m4 seoi1 jiu3 zyu6,m4 goi1。

依家唔需要住,唔該。

No need for that for now, thanks.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicatePredicative suffix
Part of speechNounAdverbVerbPredicative suffix
Words in sentence依家需要

Reference

  1. 粵典。「使
  2. 粵典。「需要

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