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Cantonese character of the day

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  • wo4 wo6 wu4
    [1] harmony; harmonious [2] peace; peaceful; calm [3] [v] be affable [4] [n] sum; aggregate [5] of Japan [6] and
    Stroke count: 8







  • lok6 ngok6
    [1] music [2] a Chinese family name
    Stroke count: 15





  • This is funny...I''ve never saw someone has a "樂" for their family name in my life :confused:




  • I'm not sure either, but I got some words from a big enough site, I've never heard of someone with 樂 for a surname either.






  • ha6 ha5
    [1] [v] put down [2] [v] lay [3] [v] fall [4] [v] descend [5] [v] begin [6] below; under [7] inferior; lower [8] next
    Stroke count: 3



    This is for the 2nd of October, forgot to do it yesterday.


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  • fu3
    [1] abundant; rich; wealthy; affluent; plentiful [2] a Chinese family name
    Stroke count: 12



    This is for the 3rd of October.






  • dung1
    [1] winter [2] 11th lunar month; period from the 10th to the 12th month
    Stroke count: 5



    This is for yesterday (4th October).






  • haang4 hang4/6
    [1] [v] go; walk; go on foot [2] [v] move; travel; circulate; go [3] [v] act; do; work [4] [v] publish [5] [v] be current; prevail [6] able; capable [7] all right; O.K.; enough [8] baggage for travel [9] [n] road; path [10] ready to ... [11] Kangxi radical 144
    Stroke count: 6





  • Ugh I haven't updated for the past 9 days, anyways this is for the 6th of October.



    sau3
    thin; emaciated; lean; meager; slim; scrawny; skinny
    Stroke count: 15





  • This is for the 7th of October.



    waat6 gwat1
    [1] [v] slip; slide; glide [2] smooth; slippery [3] insincere; dishonest; cunning1
    Stroke count: 3



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  • This is for the 8th of October.



    cin2
    [1] shallow; not deep; superficial [2] easy; simple [3] light (color) [4] narrow and small (land)
    Stroke count: 11





  • This is for the 9th of October.



    maan5
    [1] sunset; night; evening [2] late [3] drawing toward the end [4] younger; junior
    Stroke count: 11





  • This is for the 10th of October.



    fun1
    [1] happy; pleased; glad; joy; jubilant [2] joys; pleasures [3] [n] lover [4] active and energetic; quick; in full swing [5] a Chinese family name
    Stroke count: 22





  • This is for the 11th of October.



    gaai1
    [n] street; road; thoroughfare
    Stroke count: 12





  • This is for the 12th of October.



    jim4 jim6
    [n] salt; common salt
    Stroke count: 24





  • This is for the 13th of October.



    piu1 piu3
    [1] [v] float; drift; be tossed about 簘獹: beautiful
    Stroke count: 14





  • This is for today the 14th of October.



    bei6
    [1] [n] nose [2] before any others; first [3] Kangxi radical 209
    Stroke count: 14







  • fui1
    [1] [n] ashes; dust [2] lime [3] gray (color) [4] [v] break into tiny pieces or particles [5] disheartened disappointedly; discouraged
    Stroke count: 6





  • *mutters about changing board name to "Cantonese"*




  • Ok, what does that mean?
    Other than two lines with a french c beside them.
    Originally posted by Demeant0r




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  • You need to have the Big5(cantonese) encoding enabled, so it won't make sense if you have the western encoding enabled.




  • Demeant0r wrote:
    You need to have the Big5(cantonese) encoding enabled, so it won't make sense if you have the western encoding enabled.
    how do u do that?




  • View>Encoding>More>Chinese Traditional(Big5) in IE
    View>Character Encoding>More>East Asian>Chinese Traditional(Big5) in Firefo




  • NeoSlicerZ wrote:
    *mutters about changing board name to "Cantonese"*

    I concur.

    I demand more Mandarin, or a new board. >(




  • Firstly there must be an interest in this board, and by the looks of it nobody wants to converse about either Cantonese or Mandarin here. Secondly, admittedly I only know Cantonese so I can only help that portion of the population, which is tiny. so someone else that knows mandarin should moderate with me.




  • Thanks for the BIG5 post demeantor - never knew how to enable that - I usually install Windows with all chinese/hangul/kanji options and could never get them to work!

    I can recognize only about 100 simplified characters so I'm not the one for moderator :o




  • There seems to be people having trouble activatiing Big5, I'll post a sticky about it now.




  • Any chance of posting in here or a new topic or something the different tonal levels? I know the levels that exist, but I'm not sure how to apply those numbers to them.




  • Lantis wrote:
    Any chance of posting in here or a new topic or something the different tonal levels? I know the levels that exist, but I'm not sure how to apply those numbers to them.
    Sure - I'll do over the weekend, just don't have the time in weekdays with all the college related stuff/parties I've to do/go to. :);)


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  • Can you offer an explaination why "ma-ma-fhu-fhu" = "horse horse, tiger tiger" translates into "like this like that" or eq.

    btw, "ma", is also used as a Question mark. "bao le ma", are you "fed/full yet?"

    And "San Ba", "3-8" means airhead or nuts.


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