Basic phrase in Chaoshan

About Chaoshan:Chaoshan or Teo-Swa (Chinese: 潮汕話; pinyin: Cháoshànhuà, Teochew dialect: Diê5suan3 uê7, Shantou dialect: Dio5suan3 uê7) is a Southern Min language spoken by the Teochew people of the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong province, China, and by their diaspora around the world. It is closely related to Hokkien, with which it shares some cognates and phonology, though the two are largely mutually unintelligible.

The following are the basic phrases in Chaoshan.

1.Hello.
汝好。
 le2 hoh4。
2.Have you eaten?
汝食啊未?
 le2 ziah8 a7 bhuě。
3.What time is it now?
旨船几点?
zi2 zung5 gui2 diam2。
4.What is your name?
汝的名叫底个?
le2 gai7 mian5 gio3 di2 gai5。
5.My name is David.
我的名叫大卫。
ua2 gai7 mian5 gio3 dua7 uě6。
6.Thank you.
多谢。
do1 sia7。
7.Your welcome.
免客气。
miang2 kěh4 ki3。
8.Where is the bathroom?
洗手间在底块?
soi2 ciu2 goin1 do6 di2 go3?
9.Nice to meet you.
跟汝烧北过欢喜。
ga le2 sio1 bag4 guě huan2 hi2。
10.Turn left and then turn right.
往左边转然后往右边转。
uang2 zo2 boi1 zuang2 ziang5 ào uang2 iu6 boi1 zuang2。
11.What would you like to drink?
汝欲食什么饮料?
le2 ain3 ziah8 mí im2 liao7?
12.I want like a cup of coffee.
我欲喝咖啡。
ua2 oi4 jia4 gia1 hui1。
13.He is my older brother.
伊是我兄。
i1 si6 ua2 hian1。
14.She is my younger sister.
伊是我妹。
i1 si6 ua2 muě。
15.They are my friends.
他们是我朋友。
in1 gai4 ua2 ping3 iu2。
16. Today, we are going to see a movie.
今日阮欲去看电影。
gim1 rig8 uang2 ke3 tion2 diang6 ian2。
17.Yesterday, I went to the library to study English.
昨日我去图书馆学习英语。
za2 rig8 ua2 ke3 dou3 ze1 guang2 hag3 sib8 ěng1 ghe2。
18.Tomorrow, it will rain.
明日要落雨。
mǎ rig8 ǎi loh8 hou6。
19.I like to walk in the park.
我欲去公园散步。
ua2 oi4 ke3 gong1 hng5 suan3 bou7。
20.What is your favorite color?
汝最喜欢什么颜色?
le2 zuê3 hi2 huan1 sim6 mǐ nguang5 sêg4?
21.My favorite color is red.
我最喜欢的颜色是红色。
ua2 zuê3 hi2 huan1 ang5 sêg4。
22.We are good friends, and we are also co-workers.
阮是好朋友,也是同事。
uang2 si6 ho2 pêng5 iu2,ia7 si6 dang5 se7。
23.I would like to order fried rice.
我想点炒饭。
ua2 sion6 diam2 ca2 bung7。
24.Where are you from?
汝从底块来?
le2 cong5 di7 go3 lai5?
25.I am from Beijing, but my wife is from Hong Kong.
我来自北京,但是我个太太来自香港。
ua2 lai5 ze6 bag4 gian1,dang6 si6 ua2 gai5 tai3 tai3 lai5 ze6 hiang1 gang2。
26.Do you have any children?
你卡有奴仔?
le2 ka2 u6 nou5 gian2?
27.I have a son and a daughter.
我有一个搭埠仔和一个走仔。
ua2 zuê3 hi2 huan1 ang5 sêg4。
28.How old are your children?
汝的孩子多大了?
le2 gai5 nou5 gian2 riê7 dua7 liao2?
29.My son is 11, and my daughter is 14.
我儿子11岁,女儿14岁。
ua2 gai5 dah4 bou1 gian2 zab8 ig4 huê3,zao2 gian2 zab8 san1 huê3。
30.What time do they have to go to school?
他们什么时候要去学校?
in1 sig8 moh4 si5 hao7 iao3 ke3 hag8 hao6?
31.They both have to be at school at nine in the morning.
他们都必须在问起九点到学校。
in1 dou1 iao3 do6 mung7 ki2 gao2 diang2 gao3 hag8 hao6。
32.I’m looking for a good English teacher.
我在找一个好的英语老师。
ua2 do6 dao2 zêg8 gai5 ho2 gai7 êng1 ghe2 lao6 se1。
33.What a coincidence! I am an English teacher.
真过巧!我是英语教师。
mung2 guê3 gang1,ua2 si6 êng1 ghe2 lao6 se1。
34.Have you ever been to Japan?
汝卡北去过日本吗?
le2 ka2 bag4 ke3 guê3 rig8 bung2?
35.I have never been to Japan, but I have traveled to Europe.
我没有去过日本,但是到过欧洲旅游。
ua2 m6 bag4 ke3 guê3 rig8 bung2,dang6 si6 ke3 guê3 ao1 ziu1 le2 iu5
36.How much is it to buy a cell phone?
买一部手机要多少钱?
bhoi2 zêg8 bou6 ciu2 gi1 iou3 rio7 zoin5 zin5?
37.The price is 1000 dollars.
价格是1000美元。
gê3 zin5 si6 zêg8 coin1 mui2 nguang5。
38.What is his job?
伊是做什么康课的?
i1 si6 zo3 sing6 moh4 kang1 kuê3 gai5?
39.He is a policeman.
伊是警察。
i1 si6 gêng6 cag4。
40.It’s raining today.
今日落雨了。
gim1 rig8 loh8 hou6 liao3。
41.What are you doing?
汝在做咪个?
le2 do6 zo3 mi1 gai5?

(The recordings are provided by a 32-year-old woman from Shantou, Guangdong Province)