Learn Chinese Cantonese Slang Terms
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|Explanation:||Said of someone who has bad intentions for others.|
|Pinyin EZ:||hahk sum|
|Explanation:||Describes a person (often the "black heart" person) who is happy over someone else's misfortune.|
|Pinyin EZ:||sum leung|
|English:||BUDDHA MOUTH, SNAKE HEART|
|Explanation:||Said of someone who appears to be gentle on the outside, but has bad intentions on the inside.|
|Pinyin EZ:||fut hau say sum|
|English:||PRETEND PIG, EAT TIGER|
|Explanation:||Said of someone who pretends to be dumb but is actually clever; Not really a dumb pig, just pretending to be.|
|Pinyin EZ:||bahn jeu sihk loh foo|
|English:||PUT-ON SQUARE HAT|
|Explanation:||A square hat is what you wear at college graduation; To put it on means one has graduated from college.|
|Pinyin EZ:||die say foh moh|
|English:||NOT CORRECT KEY|
|Explanation:||Out of tune; Said of people in a relationship who are not compatible or don't "click".|
|Pinyin EZ:||mm ngahm tchee|
|English:||LOVER'S EYES INSIDE PUT FORTHS SAI-SI (FAMOUS BEAUTIFUL LADY IN A CHINESE TALE)|
|Explanation:||A guy who is really in love thinks his girl is the most beautiful, even if she is not.|
|Pinyin EZ:||tchayng yahn ngahn leui cheut sie-see|
|English:||ONE CENT MONEY, ONE CENT MERCHANDISE|
|Explanation:||Same as English "you get what you pay for".|
|Pinyin EZ:||yut fun tcheen yut fun foh|