Learn Chinese Cantonese Slang Terms
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|Explanation:||Having a strong urge to do something. Sometimes said of children desiring to do naughty things.|
|Pinyin EZ:||sun hun|
|Explanation:||Very mad; So mad your neck is red.|
|Pinyin EZ:||foh gayng|
|Literal:||EAT WHITE FRUIT|
|Explanation:||Describes efforts that have yielded no returns, payoff, or reward.|
|Pinyin EZ:||sihk bahk gwoh|
|English:||NEW S**T-HOLE (TOILET)|
|Explanation:||Said of something that is interesting ONLY because it is new; Describes people who crave for new tech gagets one after another, and then quickly lose interest.|
|Pinyin EZ:||sun see hung|
|English:||BED HEAD FIGHT, BED TAIL PEACE|
|Explanation:||Said of couples (husband and wife) who recover very fast after fighting.|
|Pinyin EZ:||chohng tau dah dau chohng may woh|
|English:||BIG EAT SMALL|
|Explanation:||Darwinism; The big fish eats the small fish; Often said of older sibling and younger sibling.|
|Pinyin EZ:||die sihk sie|
|English:||SOAKED (IN) SALT WATER|
|Explanation:||Said of someone who has had the experience of studying abroad; To have soaked in salt water (ocean water) means to have crossed the ocean.|
|Pinyin EZ:||dzum gwoh hahm seui|
|English:||CAT CRIES FOR MOUSE|
|Explanation:||Said of someone who pretends to cry/mourn for another person, but actually feels the opposite - like the cat who is crying but wants to eat the mouse.|
|Pinyin EZ:||mau hohk loh seu gah tchee bay|