This bite we will learn to eat and drink:
Imagine you are having this wonderful meal:"Cart noodle" with pig blood, fishball, radish and pig skin
食 - Eat
What’s more important than eating? The word with food:
食 魚 蛋 sik6 jyu4 daan2 Eat Fish Ball
So when your friend (waiting) asked:
食 咩 sik6 me1 Eat what? = What should we eat?
飲 - Drink
Naturally you get thirsty after some spicy fish balls:
飲 奶 茶 jam2 nai5 ca4 Drink milk tea
So when I ask:
飲 咩 jam2 me1 Drink what? = What should we drink?
Shout right into my ear. 1,2,3:
2 verbs 食 and 飲. 食 = eat; 飲 = drink;
Like English, Cantonese use verb + object e.g. 食魚蛋, 飲奶茶
What to X (verb)? = “X咩” e.g. What should we eat? = 食咩？ What should we drink = 飲咩?