Audio Pronunciation Guide
These pronunciations are in Cantonese and use traditional Chinese characters. It uses a romanization system called Jyut Ping, which helps you understand how to use tones when speaking Cantonese. Thank you Cantonese Class 101 for the audio pronunciations!
燒賣 - Siu Mai (siu1 maai2) - These are cup-shaped dumpling wrappers that usually hold pork meat.
叉燒包 - Cha Siu Bao (caa1 siu1 baau1) - These are fluffy white buns stuffed with sticky and sweet barbecue seasoned pork.
蛋撻 - Dan Tat (daan6 taat1) - These are sweet custard-filled flaky tartlets.
千層糕 - Cheen Chun Gou (cin1 cang4 gou1) -Cheen Chun Gou translates to Thousand layer cake. It alternates between steamed layers of salted egg yolk custard and fluffy dough.
普洱茶 - Bo Lei Cha (pou2 nei2 caa4) -Bo Lei is the Cantonese pronunciation for Pu-erh Tea. Bo Lei is a type of fermented tea that’s traditionally made in the Yunnan Province of China.
飲茶 - Yum Cha (jam2 caa4) - The literal translation means to drink tea. This is what you would say when you want to go out for dim sum.
點心 - Dim Sum (dim2 sam1) - Dim sum is a traditional Chinese meal with small savory and sweet plates usually accompanied by tea.
小點 - Siu Dim (siu2 dim2) - Small Dish or item. This is usually seen on the stamp cards to signify the size of the dish you ordered.
中點 - Zhong Dim (zung1 dim2) -Medium Dish or item. This is usually seen on the stamp cards to signify the size of the dish you ordered.
大點 - Dai Dim (daai6 dim2) -Large Dish or item. This is usually seen on the stamp cards to signify the size of the dish you ordered.
我愛你 - Ngo Ngoi Nei (ngo5 oi3 nei5) - I love you!
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