The phrase list here is terrible! Cantonese has 6 or 7 tones to go with the sounds. If you don't get the tones, you will not be understood. Why is this section so poor compared to the Chinese phrasebook? There they use standard pinyin and explanations of the tones.
There are standard systems for Cantonese as well. It's harder than Putonghua for sure, but worth doing right.
I belive the tones from 1-6 would be very simple and effective, the Yale ones are screwed and ineficent Enlil Ninlil 23:44, 21 Feb 2006 (EST)
nobody really says 你好to say hello. they usually say 吃了反没. if u say 你好, u will sound like a foreigner.