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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *粤* | 粤* | *粤
Cantonese / short name for Guangdong 廣東|广东
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *唔* | 唔* | *唔
oh (expression of agreement or surprise) / (Cantonese) not
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *咩* | 咩* | *咩
the bleating of sheep / final particle which transforms statements into questions that indicate doubt or surprise (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *睇* | 睇* | *睇
to look down upon (classical) / to see / to look at (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
Cantonese language
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *佢* | 佢* | *佢
he (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
light refreshments / pastry / dimsum (in Cantonese cooking) / dessert
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *冇* | 冇* | *冇
to not have (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 沒有|没有
Cantonese cuisine
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *啲* | 啲* | *啲
some / few / a little (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *乜* | 乜* | *乜
to squint / what? (Cantonese) / see also 乜嘢
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *嘅* | 嘅* | *嘅
possessive particle (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *咗* | 咗* | *咗
Cantonese particle equivalent to or 過|过
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *咁* | 咁* | *咁
so (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 這樣|这样
home / family (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
to have tea and refreshments / to have dimsum lunch (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *嘢* | 嘢* | *嘢
thing / matter (Cantonese) / see also 乜嘢
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *腩* | 腩* | *腩
brisket / belly beef / spongy meat from cow's underside and neighboring ribs / see 牛腩 esp. Cantonese / erroneously translated as sirloin
silly talk or "mo lei tau" (Cantonese), genre of humor emerging from Hong Kong late in the 20th century
to pay the bill (in a restaurant etc) (loanword from Cantonese) / (fig.) to bear responsibility
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *嗰* | 嗰* | *嗰
that (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
Cantonese (people)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *喺* | 喺* | *喺
to be at, in or on (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *佬* | 佬* | *佬
male / man (Cantonese)
(Cantonese) (coll.) good-for-nothing / loser
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *呔* | 呔* | *呔
tie / necktie / tire (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *啫* | 啫* | *啫
particle used for interjection (Cantonese) / see also 啫哩
brisket (esp. Cantonese) / belly beef / spongy meat from cow's underside and neighboring ribs / erroneously translated as sirloin
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *啱* | 啱* | *啱
correct / suitable / to suit sb / just now (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *揾* | 揾* | *揾
to look for (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *噼* | 噼* | *噼
child's buttocks (esp. Cantonese) / see 噼啪|劈啪, (onom.) for crack, slap, clap, clatter etc
meddling woman / nosy parker (Cantonese)
Cantonese opera
drop dead! / go to hell! / fuck you! (Cantonese)
foreigner (Cantonese) / Westerner
barbecue (Cantonese style)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *瞓* | 瞓* | *瞓
to sleep (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *撚* | 撚* | *撚
to play tricks on or toy with / delicate / exquisite (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *炆* | 炆* | *炆
(Cantonese) to simmer / to cook over a slow fire
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *脷* | 脷* | *脷
(cattle) tongue (Cantonese)
Cantonese language
Croceine croaker (Pseudosciaena crocea), a fish popular in Cantonese cooking
rooster / cock / (slang) (Cantonese) to visit a prostitute
alone and poor / humble / (Cantonese) miserly
lawsuit (from Cantonese)
Cantonese poached chicken, known as "white cut chicken"
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *喥* | 喥* | *喥
used in location words (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 裡|里
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *篼* | 篼* | *篼
bamboo, rattan or wicker basket / sedan chair for mountain use (Cantonese)
what? (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 什麼|什么
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *屌* | 屌* | *屌
penis / to fuck (Cantonese) / cool or extraordinary (colloquial)
siu mei / spit-roasted meat dish in Cantonese cuisine
ambulance (slang) (Cantonese)
small sum of money / loose change / Cantonese equivalent of 零錢|零钱
to miss an opportunity (Cantonese)
"white ghost", derogatory term for caucasians (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *噏* | 噏* | *噏
to gossip / to babble (Cantonese)
to earn one's living (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 謀生|谋生
good-looking (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *埲* | 埲* | *埲
see 塕埲 / classifier for walls (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *攰* | 攰* | *攰
totally exhausted (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent:
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *冧* | 冧* | *冧
(Cantonese) to topple / to collapse / to coax / flower bud
(Cantonese) to eat hot pot / hot pot
bow tie (loanword) (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *嘥* | 嘥* | *嘥
to waste (Cantonese)
arrogant / flashy / impressive (Cantonese)
northerner, person from Northern China (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *餸* | 餸* | *餸
side dish / groceries (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *孭* | 孭* | *孭
to carry on the back or shoulders (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *唞* | 唞* | *唞
to take a rest (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *乸* | 乸* | *乸
feminine suffix (Cantonese) / postfix indicating feminine
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *蔃* | 蔃* | *蔃
cigarette (slang) (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization / Jyutping, one of the many Cantonese romanization systems
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *乪* | 乪* | *乪
a bend in a river (Cantonese)
Caucasian woman (Cantonese)
handbrake / game controller (Cantonese)
eggplant (Cantonese)
Cantonese sponge cake also known as mara cake
(Cantonese cuisine) zhaliang, rice noodle rolls 腸粉|肠粉 stuffed with youtiao 油條|油条
xylitol (Cantonese) / see also 木糖醇
crazy / insane (Cantonese)
to sleep (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 睡覺|睡觉
Jyutping, one of the many Cantonese romanization systems / abbr. of 粵語拼音|粤语拼音
sleepy (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 睏|困
to buy groceries (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *鰦* | 鰦* | *鰦
kind of black fish (archaic) / bad person (Cantonese slang)
prisoner (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *啽* | 啽* | *啽
to speak (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *腬* | 腬* | *腬
greasy (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *㗎* | 㗎* | *㗎
sentence-final particle, contraction of "嘅呀" (Cantonese) / see also
dishes (of food) (Cantonese)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect   *㗂* | 㗂* | *㗂
variant of / tight-lipped / to examine / to watch / to scour (esp. Cantonese)
Luxor, city in Egypt (Cantonese transliteration)
unattractive (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 不好看
nine tones and six modes (tonal system of Cantonese and other southern languages)
Cantonese poached chicken, known as "white cut chicken"

Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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