Want to learn Cantonese? Our earlier lessons managed to cover the life essentials: food, water and flirting. But after two weeks in Hong Kong it's probably about time you learned some verbs. After all, success rates inviting strangers to dinner plummet alarmingly when your only way of asking them is to repeat the word for restaurant over and over again. Time to get some verbs in your repertoire.
The final series in our Critical Cantonese lessons focuses on Critical Verbs. Our goal in this series is to introduce the most important verbs in the Cantonese language, but also learn some simple grammar patterns we'll run into again and again. In this lesson we learn the verbs "to be" and "to have", and learn how to make them negative and then ask simple questions. Once you know how to do this, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.