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YÁM CHÀH Lesson 2
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Hùhng: Wai. Néih géisìh fàanlèih ga? Fàanlèih dòu m̀h dàan sèng1 dàan sèng
verb + (yàt sèng) ->to casually inform someone.

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Pùn: Haih a. Ngóh fàan-jó-lèih géiyaht la, juhng2 juhng
even, still
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meih lèih-dāk-chit 3 lèih-dāk-chit
adverbial phrase meaning to have sufficient time.
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dá dihnwá béi4 béi
one of the verbs-in-a-series. It means "to" or "for".
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néih. Bātyùh5 Bātyùh
concessive conjunction
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ngóhdeih yātchàih heui BuhnKài yámchàh lā. Gódouh6 Gódouh
"that place", other synonyms are: gósyu or góbihn
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deihfòng yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.7 yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.
yauh...yauh...conjoins 2 verb phrases, means "not only...but also...".
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Hùhng: Ngóh dòu jìdouh 8 dòu jìdouh
dòu + verb : adverb, "even"
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néih suhkhòhng9 suhkhòhng
knowledgeable or expert in
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ge-la10 ge-la
sentence-final particle chain indicating assertion of the preceding
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. Hóu lā, gám11 gám
a conjunction, thus, in that case.
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ngóhdeih bātyùh sahp yāt dím bun hái gódouh gin lā.
Pùn: Wei, nībìn a. Ngóh yíhgìng hòi-jó tói12 hòi-jó tói
"I've secured a table, and I'm waiting for you".
Hòi-tói means literally to set a table.

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la, dáng néih a!
Hùhng: Ei, m̀h-hóu-yisi13 m̀h-hóu-yisi
a set phrase for apologies literally means "I'm embarrassed".
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a, lèih chìh jó14 lèih chìh jó
often a subjectless sentence which literally means "(I) have come late"
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Pùn: M̀h-gán-yiu. Ngóh hòi -jó wùh póuléih a, ngàam-m̀h-ngàam a?
Hùhng: Ngàam a. M̀hgòi.
Pùn: Yiu-m̀h-yiu dī cháau fán cháau mihn15 cháau fán cháau mihn
saute rice-noodles and saute (wheat) noodles.
These 2 dishes are sometimes called "cháau fán mihn".
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Hùhng: Eh... Ngóh séung sihk dī hàgáau sìumáai sìn lō.
Pùn: Hóu a. Nīdouh jeuigahn chéng -jó go sàn sìfú. Dī hàgáau pèih jouhdàk dahkbiht sóngháu, m̀h haih hóuchíh daihyihgàan16 daihyihgàan
a contraction from "daih yih gàan" meaning another one, or some others
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dī gam làhm-pekpek17 làhm-pekpek
Adjective + reduplication -> adverbial expressing degrees of intensity.
Here it means "soft and soggy"
There are reduplicated adverbials like this:
ngohng-gèuigèui: foolish like a drum
sàhn-gìnggìng: somewhat crazy
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Hùhng: Wa! Nīdouh wàahngíng18 wàahngíng
environment, surroundings, decor.
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jàn haih leng lo, haih maih jòngsàu -gwo lèih19 lèih
"lèih", a sentence final particle, expressing certainty of the speaker's assumption.
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Pùn: Haih a, juhng kwongdaaih -jó tìm, làuhseuhng jauh móuh mātyéh bindou,20 móuh mātyéh bindou,
literally: not have + any (thing) + changed.
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yìhngyìhn bóuchìh yíhchìhn gam gú-sīk-gú-hèung21 gú-sīk-gú-hèung
This is one of many symmetrical four word phrases. Here, literally "ancient color and ancient fragrance", classical style.
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. Yàngàan22 Yàngàan
A variation of yàtjahngàan, where the middle syllable is absorbed by the first syllable.
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ngóhdeih hóyíh
séuhngheui tái háh ga.
Hùhng: Wei, Chèjái lèih la. Juhng yáuh yùhchi-gáau, chéung-fán, chèun-gyún, gaáu-jí, nohmáihgài. Yāt yeuhng yāt lùhng. M̀hgoi a, hàgáau, léuhnglùhng.
Pùn: Wei, nīdouh dī gaáují hóu jeng ga, si háh lā.
Hùhng: Hóu a. M̀hgoi. Dī gaáují pèih yauh bohk, háam yauh leng. Jàn haih hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei23 hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei
This is a contemporary usage somewhat like "very tasty".
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Pùn: Wei, m̀hgoi wo! Sóyíh dī yàhn meih wah "sihk joih Gwóngjàu" lō!

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  1. dàan sèng

    verb + (yàt sèng) ->to casually inform someone.

  2. juhng

    even, still

  3. lèih-dāk-chit

    adverbial phrase meaning to have sufficient time.

  4. béi

    one of the verbs-in-a-series. It means "to" or "for".

  5. Bātyùh

    concessive conjunction

  6. Gódouh

    "that place", other synonyms are: gósyu or góbihn

  7. yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.

    yauh...yauh...conjoins 2 verb phrases, means "not only...but also...".

  8. dòu jìdouh

    dòu + verb : adverb, "even"

  9. suhkhòhng

    knowledgeable or expert in

  10. ge-la

    sentence-final particle chain indicating assertion of the preceding

  11. gám

    a conjunction, thus, in that case.

  12. hòi-jó tói

    "I've secured a table, and I'm waiting for you".
    Hòi-tói means literally to set a table.

  13. m̀h-hóu-yisi

    a set phrase for apologies literally means "I'm embarrassed".

  14. lèih chìh jó

    often a subjectless sentence which literally means "(I) have come late"

  15. cháau fán cháau mihn

    saute rice-noodles and saute (wheat) noodles.
    These 2 dishes are sometimes called "cháau fán mihn".

  16. daihyihgàan

    a contraction from "daih yih gàan" meaning another one, or some others

  17. làhm-pekpek

    Adjective + reduplication -> adverbial expressing degrees of intensity.
    Here it means "soft and soggy"
    There are reduplicated adverbials like this:
    ngohng-gèuigèui: foolish like a drum
    sàhn-gìnggìng: somewhat crazy

  18. wàahngíng

    environment, surroundings, decor.

  19. lèih

    "lèih", a sentence final particle, expressing certainty of the speaker's assumption.

  20. móuh mātyéh bindou,

    literally: not have + any (thing) + changed.

  21. gú-sīk-gú-hèung

    This is one of many symmetrical four word phrases. Here, literally "ancient color and ancient fragrance", classical style.

  22. Yàngàan

    A variation of yàtjahngàan, where the middle syllable is absorbed by the first syllable.

  23. hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei

    This is a contemporary usage somewhat like "very tasty".

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Cantonese: Word View, click below to listen
YÁM CHÀH Lesson 2
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Hùhng: Wai. Néih géisìh fàanlèih ga? Fàanlèih dòu m̀h dàan sèng?
Pùn: Haih a. Ngóh fàan-jó-lèih géiyaht la, juhng meih lèih-dāk-chit dihnwá béi néih. Bātyùh ngóhdeih yātchàih heui BuhnKài yámchàh . Gódouh deihfòng yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.
Hùhng: Ngóh dòu jìdouh néih suhkhòhng ge-la. Hóu , gám ngóhdeih bātyùh sahp yāt dím bun hái gódouh gin .
Pùn: Wei, nībìn a. Ngóh yíhgìng hòi-jó tói la, dáng néih a!
Hùhng: Ei, m̀h-hóu-yisi a, lèih chìh .
Pùn: M̀h-gán-yiu. Ngóh hòi -jó wùh póuléih a, ngàam-m̀h-ngàam a?
Hùhng: Ngàam a. M̀hgòi.
Pùn: Yiu-m̀h-yiu cháau fán cháau mihn a?
Hùhng: Eh... Ngóh séung sihk hàgáau sìumáai sìn .
Pùn: Hóu a. Nīdouh jeuigahn chéng -jó go sàn sìfú. hàgáau pèih jouhdàk dahkbiht sóngháu, m̀h haih hóuchíh daihyihgàan gam làhm-pekpek ga.
Hùhng: Wa! Nīdouh wàahngíng jàn haih leng lo, haih maih jòngsàu -gwo lèih a.
Pùn: Haih a, juhng kwongdaaih - tìm, làuhseuhng jauh móuh mātyéh bindou,
yìhngyìhn bóuchìh yíhchìhn gam gú-sīk-gú-hèung. Yàngàan ngóhdeih hóyíh
séuhngheui tái háh ga.
Hùhng: Wei, Chèjái lèih la. Juhng yáuh yùhchi-gáau, chéung-fán, chèun-gyún, gaáu-jí, nohmáihgài. Yāt yeuhng yāt lùhng. M̀hgoi a, hàgáau, léuhnglùhng.
Pùn: Wei, nīdouh gaáují hóu jeng ga, si háh .
Hùhng: Hóu a. M̀hgoi. gaáují pèih yauh bohk, háam yauh leng. Jàn haih hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei.
Pùn: Wei, m̀hgoi wo! Sóyíh yàhn meih wah "sihk joih Gwóngjàu" !

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Cantonese: Sentence View, click below to listen
YÁM CHÀH Lesson 2
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Hùhng: Wai. Néih géisìh fàanlèih ga? Fàanlèih dòu m̀h dàan sèng?
Pùn: Haih a. Ngóh fàan-jó-lèih géiyaht la, juhng meih lèih-dāk-chit dá dihnwá béi néih. Bātyùh ngóhdeih yātchàih heui BuhnKài yámchàh lā. Gódouh deihfòng yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.
Hùhng: Ngóh dòu jìdouh néih suhkhòhng ge-la. Hóu lā, gám ngóhdeih bātyùh sahp yāt dím bun hái gódouh gin lā.
Pùn: Wei, nībìn a. Ngóh yíhgìng hòi-jó tói la, dáng néih a!
Hùhng: Ei, m̀h-hóu-yisi a, lèih chìh jó.
Pùn: M̀h-gán-yiu. Ngóh hòi -jó wùh póuléih a, ngàam-m̀h-ngàam a?
Hùhng: Ngàam a. M̀hgòi.
Pùn: Yiu-m̀h-yiu dī cháau fán cháau mihn a?
Hùhng: Eh... Ngóh séung sihk dī hàgáau sìumáai sìn lō.
Pùn: Hóu a. Nīdouh jeuigahn chéng -jó go sàn sìfú. Dī hàgáau pèih jouhdàk dahkbiht sóngháu, m̀h haih hóuchíh daihyihgàan dī gam làhm-pekpek ga.
Hùhng: Wa! Nīdouh wàahngíng jàn haih leng lo, haih maih jòngsàu -gwo lèih a.
Pùn: Haih a, juhng kwongdaaih -jó tìm, làuhseuhng jauh móuh mātyéh bindou, yìhngyìhn bóuchìh yíhchìhn gam gú-sīk-gú-hèung. Yàngàan ngóhdeih hóyíh séuhngheui tái háh ga.
Hùhng: Wei, Chèjái lèih la. Juhng yáuh yùhchi-gáau, chéung-fán, chèun-gyún, gaáu-jí, nohmáihgài. Yāt yeuhng yāt lùhng. M̀hgoi a, hàgáau, léuhnglùhng.
Pùn: Wei, nīdouh dī gaáují hóu jeng ga, si háh lā.
Hùhng: Hóu a. M̀hgoi. Dī gaáují pèih yauh bohk, háam yauh leng. Jàn haih hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei.
Pùn: Wei, m̀hgoi wo! Sóyíh dī yàhn meih wah "sihk joih Gwóngjàu" lō!

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American English: Word View, click below to listen
YÁM CHÀH Lesson 2
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Hùhng: Wai. Néih géisìh fàanlèih ga? Fàanlèih dòu m̀h dàan sèng?
Pùn: Haih a. Ngóh fàan-jó-lèih géiyaht la, juhng meih lèih-dāk-chit dihnwá béi néih. Bātyùh ngóhdeih yātchàih heui BuhnKài yámchàh . Gódouh deihfòng yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.
Hùhng: Ngóh dòu jìdouh néih suhkhòhng ge-la. Hóu , gám ngóhdeih bātyùh sahp yāt dím bun hái gódouh gin .
Pùn: Wei, nībìn a. Ngóh yíhgìng hòi-jó tói la, dáng néih a!
Hùhng: Ei, m̀h-hóu-yisi a, lèih chìh .
Pùn: M̀h-gán-yiu. Ngóh hòi -jó wùh póuléih a, ngàam-m̀h-ngàam a?
Hùhng: Ngàam a. M̀hgòi.
Pùn: Yiu-m̀h-yiu cháau fán cháau mihn a?
Hùhng: Eh... Ngóh séung sihk hàgáau sìumáai sìn .
Pùn: Hóu a. Nīdouh jeuigahn chéng -jó go sàn sìfú. hàgáau pèih jouhdàk dahkbiht sóngháu, m̀h haih hóuchíh daihyihgàan gam làhm-pekpek ga.
Hùhng: Wa! Nīdouh wàahngíng jàn haih leng lo, haih maih jòngsàu -gwo lèih a.
Pùn: Haih a, juhng kwongdaaih - tìm, làuhseuhng jauh móuh mātyéh bindou,
yìhngyìhn bóuchìh yíhchìhn gam gú-sīk-gú-hèung. Yàngàan ngóhdeih hóyíh
séuhngheui tái háh ga.
Hùhng: Wei, Chèjái lèih la. Juhng yáuh yùhchi-gáau, chéung-fán, chèun-gyún, gaáu-jí, nohmáihgài. Yāt yeuhng yāt lùhng. M̀hgoi a, hàgáau, léuhnglùhng.
Pùn: Wei, nīdouh gaáují hóu jeng ga, si háh .
Hùhng: Hóu a. M̀hgoi. gaáují pèih yauh bohk, háam yauh leng. Jàn haih hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei.
Pùn: Wei, m̀hgoi wo! Sóyíh yàhn meih wah "sihk joih Gwóngjàu" !

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American English: Sentence View, click below to listen
YÁM CHÀH Lesson 2
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Hùhng: Wai. Néih géisìh fàanlèih ga? Fàanlèih dòu m̀h dàan sèng?
Pùn: Haih a. Ngóh fàan-jó-lèih géiyaht la, juhng meih lèih-dāk-chit dá dihnwá béi néih. Bātyùh ngóhdeih yātchàih heui BuhnKài yámchàh lā. Gódouh deihfòng yauh leng, dímsàm yauh jeng.
Hùhng: Ngóh dòu jìdouh néih suhkhòhng ge-la. Hóu lā, gám ngóhdeih bātyùh sahp yāt dím bun hái gódouh gin lā.
Pùn: Wei, nībìn a. Ngóh yíhgìng hòi-jó tói la, dáng néih a!
Hùhng: Ei, m̀h-hóu-yisi a, lèih chìh jó.
Pùn: M̀h-gán-yiu. Ngóh hòi -jó wùh póuléih a, ngàam-m̀h-ngàam a?
Hùhng: Ngàam a. M̀hgòi.
Pùn: Yiu-m̀h-yiu dī cháau fán cháau mihn a?
Hùhng: Eh... Ngóh séung sihk dī hàgáau sìumáai sìn lō.
Pùn: Hóu a. Nīdouh jeuigahn chéng -jó go sàn sìfú. Dī hàgáau pèih jouhdàk dahkbiht sóngháu, m̀h haih hóuchíh daihyihgàan dī gam làhm-pekpek ga.
Hùhng: Wa! Nīdouh wàahngíng jàn haih leng lo, haih maih jòngsàu -gwo lèih a.
Pùn: Haih a, juhng kwongdaaih -jó tìm, làuhseuhng jauh móuh mātyéh bindou, yìhngyìhn bóuchìh yíhchìhn gam gú-sīk-gú-hèung. Yàngàan ngóhdeih hóyíh séuhngheui tái háh ga.
Hùhng: Wei, Chèjái lèih la. Juhng yáuh yùhchi-gáau, chéung-fán, chèun-gyún, gaáu-jí, nohmáihgài. Yāt yeuhng yāt lùhng. M̀hgoi a, hàgáau, léuhnglùhng.
Pùn: Wei, nīdouh dī gaáují hóu jeng ga, si háh lā.
Hùhng: Hóu a. M̀hgoi. Dī gaáují pèih yauh bohk, háam yauh leng. Jàn haih hóusihk a, néih dòu si yāt gin a, wei.
Pùn: Wei, m̀hgoi wo! Sóyíh dī yàhn meih wah "sihk joih Gwóngjàu" lō!

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