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How to say today, yesterday and tomorrow in Cantonese?

How to say today, yesterday and tomorrow in Cantonese?

Today, yesterday and tomorrow are high-frequency words in every language. Do you know how to say them in Cantonese?

In this lesson, you will learn how to say today, yesterday and tomorrow in Cantonese.

Today in Cantonese: 今日 [gam1 jat6]

Today in Cantonese is 今日 [gam1 jat6].

This word is the combination of specifying determinatives 今 [gam1] and 日 [jat6], which 日 [jat6] means day.

gam1 jat6 nei5 heoi3 zo2 bin1 aa3?

今日你去咗邊啊?

Where have you been today?

Particle(助詞) 啊 [aa3] is used for soften a sentence.  It always sounds much more natural to use a particle than omitting one in Cantonese.  To learn more about particle 啊 [aa3], please refer to Unit 12 Lesson 1.

gam1 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 jat1。

今日係星期一。

Today is Monday。

Tomorrow in Cantonese: 聽日 [ting1 jat6]

Tomorrow in Cantonese is 聽日 [ting1 jat6].

ting1 jat6 nei5 jau5 me1 zou6 aa3?

聽日你有咩做啊?

What do you need to do tomorrow?

ting1 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 ji6。

聽日係星期二。

Tomorrow is Tuesday.

Yesterday in Cantonese: 尋日 [cam4 jat6]

Yesterday in Cantonese is 尋日 [cam4 jat6].

However, this word is rather formal and it is quite awkward to use in daily conversation(As a native speaker, I am sure that I have said this word less than 3 times in my entire life).

cam4 jat6 gei2 do1 hou6 aa3?

尋日幾多號啊?

What is the date of yesterday?

cam4 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 jat6。

尋日係星期日。

Yesterday is Sunday。

The day after tomorrow in Cantonese: 後日 [hau6 jat6]

The day after tomorrow in Cantonese is 後日 [hau6 jat6].

This word is the combination of specifying determinatives 後 [hau6] and 日 [jat6], which 日 [jat6] means day.

hau6 jat6 nei5 dak1 m4 dak1 haan4 aa3?

後日你得唔得閒啊?

Are you free on the day after tomorrow?

hau6 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 saam1。

後日係星期三。

The day after tomorrow is Wednesday。

Two days after tomorrow in Cantonese: 大後日 [daai6 hau6 jat6]

Two days after tomorrow in Cantonese is 大後日 [daai6 hau6 jat6].

daai6 hau6 jat6 hou2 ci5 wui5 lok6 jyu5。

大後日好似會落雨。

It seems like that it will rain on two days after tomorrow.

daai6 hau6 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 sei3。

大後日係星期四。

Two days after tomorrow is Thursday。

Day before yesterday in Cantonese: 前日 [cin4 jat6]

Day before yesterday in Cantonese is 前日 [cin4 jat6].

This word is the combination of specifying determinatives 前 [cin4] and 日 [jat6], which 日 [jat6] means day.

cin4 jat6 hou2 hou2 tin1。

前日好好天。

The weather was great the day before yesterday.

cin4 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 luk6。

前日係星期六。

The day before yesterday was Saturday。

Two days before yesterday in Cantonese: 大前日 [daai6 cin4 jat6]

Two days before yesterday in Cantonese is 大前日 [daai6 cin4 jat6].

daai6 cin4 jat6 hai6 sing1 kei4 ng5。

大前日係星期五。

Two days before yesterday was Friday.

FAQs

How to say today in Cantonese?

Today in Cantonese is 今日 [gam1 jat6].

How to say yesterday in Cantonese?

Yesterday in Cantonese is 尋日 [cam4 jat6].

How to say tomorrow in Cantonese?

Tomorrow in Cantonese is 聽日 [ting1 jat6].

How to say the day after tomorrow in Cantonese?

The day after tomorrow in Cantonese is 後日 [hau6 jat6].

How to say two days after tomorrow in Cantonese?

Two days after tomorrow in Cantonese is 大後日 [daai6 hau6 jat6].

How to say the day before yesterday in Cantonese?

The day before yesterday in Cantonese is 前日 [cin4 jat6].

How to say two days before yesterday in Cantonese?

Two days before yesterday in Cantonese is 大前日 [daai6 cin4 jat6].

Reference

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