Audio,  Parents

More Encouragement Phrases 鼓勵 (gu2 lai6)

Here are some more phrases to help encourage your child. There are a few longer phrases included here. Click on the button below to download the phrases as a PDF.

你真係乖啦! nei5 zan1 hai6 gwaai1 laa1
You are really well-behaved!


你真係聽話! nei5 zan1 hai6 teng3 waa6
You are really well-behaved!

聽話 (teng3 waa6) is another way of saying ‘good’ or ‘obedient’ and means that the child ‘listens to what you say’

好開心你幫你個細妹! hou2 hoi1 sam1 nei5 bong1 nei5 go3 sai3 mui6
I’m so happy you are helping your little sister!

好 (hou2) means ‘good’ or ‘very’. 開心 (hoi1 sam1) means happy and literally translates to ‘open heart’.

好開心你幫你個細佬! hou2 hoi1 sam1 nei5 bong1 nei5 go3 sai3 lou2
I’m so happy you are helping your little brother!

多謝你幫我手呀! do1 ze6 nei5 bong1 ngo5 sau2 aa3
Thank you for helping me!

唔駛擔心。m4 sai2 daam1 sam1
Don’t worry.

下次再試過。haa6 ci3 zoi3 si3 gwo3
Try again next time.

最重要係你儘咗你嘅能力。zeoi3 cung4 jiu3 hai6 nei5 zeon6 zo2 nei5 ge3 nang4 lik6
The important thing is you did your best.

我錫晒你。ngo5 sek3 saai3 nei5
I love you.

This phrase is more colloquial and is similar to ‘gros bisou’ in French. 錫 (sek3) means ‘kiss’.

我愛你。ngo5 ngoi3 nei5
I love you.

This is the formal way of saying ‘I love you’ and is less commonly used.