Site Feedback

Resolved questions
"First" in Cantonese

Hi people,
i have one question about the word "First" in Cantonese.

What is the difference between 首先(sau2 sin3) and 第一 (dai6 jat1)?

For learning: Chinese (Cantonese)
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

2 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

     

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    They are very similar.

    when you want to describe a short sequence of events/tasks.....
    首先。。。。然後。。。。
    first....and then....

    but when you want to describe a long sequence of tasks, you will use the another form...
    第一, 。。。。。 first,
    第二, 。。。。。 second,
    第三, 。。。。。 third,
    第四, 。。。。。 fourth,

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.

     

    More open questions for learning Chinese (Cantonese)