Here are some basic phrases that you can use in daily life to praise or encourage your child. Click on the button below to download the phrases as a PDF.
叻女! lek1 neoi5
叻 (lek1) means ‘clever’ or ‘smart’.
叻仔! lek1 zai2
乖女! gwaai1 neoi5
乖 (gwaai1) means ‘well-behaved’.
乖仔! gwaai1 zai2
搞掂! gaau2 dim6
搞掂 (gaau2 dim6) means ‘done’ or ‘sorted’.
做得好! zou6 dak1 hou2
You did well!
做得好 (zou6 dak1 hou2) means ‘did good’. 好 (hou2) means ‘good’ or ‘very’.
好犀利呀! hou2 sai1 lei6 aa3
好犀利呀 (hou2 sai1 lei6 aa1) means ‘very amazing’. 呀 (aa3) is a particle that is sometimes used to soften the end of questions and statements.
加油! gaa1 jau2
Come on! You can do it!
加油 (gaa1 jau2) means ‘add oil’ or ‘add fuel’ i.e. ‘step on the gas pedal’. It is similar to ‘gambatte’ in Japanese.