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How to say pain in Cantonese?
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How to say pain in Cantonese?

In this lesson, the word for expressing pain in Cantonese will be introduced.  It is inevitable that we get sick from time to time.  Do you know how to tell your doctor where you feel pain in Cantonese?

Pain in Cantonese: 痛 [tung3]

Adjective 痛 [tung3] can be used to express pain in Cantonese.

ngo5 go3 tau4 hou2 tung3 aa3!

我個頭好痛啊!

My head is in pain!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence我個頭

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我個
Head

 

jan1 wai6 ngaam1 ngaam1 zou6 wan6 dung6 zou6 dak1 taai3 kek6 lit6,ji1 gaa1 ngo5 go3 tau4 hou2 tung3 aa3

因為啱啱做運動做得太劇烈,依家我個頭好痛啊。

Since I have done exercise too fiercely a moment ago, my head is in pain now.

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence因為啱啱做運動做得太劇烈依家我個頭好痛啊

 

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceConjunctionSubjectAdverbialPredicateComplement
Part of speechConjunction/AdverbClauseClause
Words in sentence因為/啱啱做運動做得太劇烈

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateObject
Part of speech/VerbNoun
Words in sentence/運動

 

Complement of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplement
Part of speech/Verb; /Clause
Words in sentence/做; 得太劇烈

 

Complement of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicate
Part of speech/AdverbAdjective
Words in sentence/劇烈

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounSentenceParticle
Words in sentence依家我個頭好痛

 

Predicate of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicate
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjective
Words in sentence我個頭

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我個
Head

 

ngo5 zek3 sau2 hou2 tung3 aa3!

我隻手好痛啊!

My hand is in pain.

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence我隻手

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我隻
Head

 

ngo5 go3 tou5 tung3 dou3 baau3 laa3!

我個肚痛到爆喇!

My stomach is in pain to the extent that it will explode!

Type of sentence structurePredicative-complement
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateComplementParticle
Part of speechNounAdjective; /VerbParticle
Words in sentence我個肚痛; 到

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我個
Head

 

tau4 sin1 ngo5 cit3 je5 go2 zan6 m4 siu2 sam1 cit3 can1 zi6 gei2 zek3 sau2,ji1 gaa1 zek3 sau2 hou2 tung3 aa3!

頭先我切嘢嗰陣唔小心切親自己隻手,依家隻手好痛啊!

Since I have carelessly cut my hand just now when I was cutting things, my hand is in pain right now.

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence頭先我切嘢嗰陣唔小心切親自己隻手依家隻手好痛啊

 

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate
Part of speechNounClause
Words in sentence頭先我切嘢嗰陣唔小心切親自己隻手

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier頭先我切嘢嗰
Head

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicate-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicatePredicative suffixObject
Part of speech/AdverbVerbPredicative suffixNoun
Words in sentence/唔小心自己隻手

 

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier自己隻
Head

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounClauseParticle
Words in sentence依家隻手好痛

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicate
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjective
Words in sentence隻手

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

 

ngo5 tau4 sin1 m4 siu2 sam1 jam2 zo2 hap6 gwo3 zo2 kei4 ge3 ngau4 naai5,ji1 gaa1 go3 tou5 hou2 tung3 aa3。

我頭先唔小心飲咗盒過咗期嘅牛奶,依家個肚好痛啊。

I have carelessly drunk a carton of expired milk a moment ago, therefore my stomach is in pain right now.

Composite sentences

Type of composite sentenceCompound sentences
ComponentsSentence 1Sentence 2
True valueTrueTrue
Words in sentence我頭先唔小心飲咗盒過咗期嘅牛奶依家個肚好痛啊

 

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicatePredicative suffixObject
Part of speechNounAdverbVerbPredicative suffixNoun

 

Words in sentence頭先; 唔小心盒過咗期嘅牛奶

 

Object of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier盒過咗期
Head牛奶

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounClauseParticle
Words in sentence依家個肚好痛

 

Predicate of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicative
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicate
Part of speechNounAdverbAdjective
Words in sentence個肚

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head

 

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