In our introduction series, we taught you the most simple way to ask where things are in Cantonese. In this lesson, we introduce another way to find out who has taken your stuff. This is the difference between asking "where is my wallet" and "where's my wallet gone". The first is emotionally neutral, while the second is more colloquial and signals your frustration with the fact that you clearly placed the damn thing on the desk last night and it doesn't have legs so where on earth could it have gone?

Our beginner Cantonese lessons are all dialogue-based lessons that move at the speed you'll hear Cantonese spoken in Hong Kong. So if you're totally new to Cantonese you may find this a bit difficult to dissect. So if you're learning and want to practice these sentences over and over, be sure to visit our online transcript and vocabulary pages, where every sentence and word in our dialogue is accompanied by special audio recordings you can play over and over again. And let us know if you have any questions in the comment section below!

 said on
March 29, 2011
Bonus phrase:

冇脑 mou5 nou5, stupid
 said on
March 29, 2011
Fantastic. We'll try that out on Maxine tomorrow. :)

 said on
April 2, 2011
衫袋 can also indicate a jacket or coat pocket.

Hahah, 冇腦!
 said on
April 3, 2011
@woaibento

Sure! 褲袋 is pants pocket.