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To show respect to the others, the Cantonese usually call the other person with his surname and title, instead of his first name or full name. We do not ask people what’s your name. Unless this person introduce himself to you with his full name, you should only call him with his surname and title. In this tutorial, you will learn how to ask people for his name in Cantonese, and a few common Cantonese titles.

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How to ask for a person's name in Cantonese?


sin1 saang1先生– Sir

siu2 ze2小姐– Madam

taai3 taai3太太– Mrs

These titles are rather formal, but they are suitable for all men and women.

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