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I am just beginning with Cantonese and would like to practice some initial introduction sentences.

I am a little stuck with some very basic vocabulary which online dictionaries have not solved:

How do I say I am a "software engineer" (or "software developer").

Which are this companies/sites named in Cantonese:

- Amazon
- linked-in

There are some questions I would like to understand when asked, and would eventually like to ask myself, but right now I know I wouldn't understand the answers ;-). I haven't found them in dictionaries:

- How old are you?
- Where are you from?
- What do you do for a living?

Thanks a lot.


(by the way, what would the recommended way to pronounce my name in Cantonese? I prefer transcriptions in Jyutping, but Yale also works for me)

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



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    I am a software engineer

    I am a programmer / software developer
    我係程式設計師 ( Taiwan Style )
    我係程序員 ( Mainland Style )
    我係programmer / developer( Hong Kong Style )

    Amazon 亞馬遜
    linkedIn 領英公司 ( Actually we just use the English word directly, it's very strange to say "領英公司" in HK )

    How old are you?

    Where are you from?

    What do you do for a living?
    你做咩工作㗎? ( What's your job )
    你做咩工作為生㗎? <--this is direct translation, but it sounds strange. In our language, we put less emphasis on "for a living", as it is not polite.

    English name Daniel is usually translated to 丹尼爾 in Chinese. It's same in Mandarin and Cantonese.

    The transcriptions of your name in Cantonese is 丹尼爾 (daan1 nei4 ji5).

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