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by Miles Crew
Fri Jul 19, 2002 3:16 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Another "what does this mean?" question...
Replies: 8
Views: 12765

Re: Another "what does this mean?" question...

Hey thanks, 心水 is really useful. It's a lot more convenient than "my most liked [whatever]" Do you know if that's usable in Mandarin too?
by Miles Crew
Thu Jul 18, 2002 4:47 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese Dictionary
Replies: 25
Views: 70922

Re: Cantonese Dictionary

Thanks, rathpy. About this new "Dictionary of Cantonese Slang"... I haven't found it at any bookseller's site, but you can order it from the publisher at http://www.hurstpub.co.uk/ However, it is very expensive! Still, if it is what it says it is, I will fork over the money for it. I have sent an e-...
by Miles Crew
Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:37 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Another "what does this mean?" question...
Replies: 8
Views: 12765

Re: Another "what does this mean?" question...

Thanks. Does it always have a negative connotation, implying that something is merely an inferior imitator? Or can it be non-judgmental? For instance, does it work to say 雖然 Blackhawk Down 少少跟Saving Private Ryan既風﹐但我覺得呢套戲十分好睇。 Thanks.
by Miles Crew
Wed Jul 17, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese Dictionary
Replies: 25
Views: 70922

Re: Cantonese Dictionary

Thanks Helmut, I think this sounds like the book for me despite its drawbacks. Vocabulary choice is less important to me than just including characters (I can't believe how often these are ignored; I can't imagine learning Chinese without characters) and classifiers is good enough for me. And anyway...
by Miles Crew
Wed Jul 17, 2002 2:01 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese Dictionary
Replies: 25
Views: 70922

Re: Cantonese Dictionary

Man, I'm still skeptical that anything perfect is out there. Good resources are so scant that a true colloquial Cantonese expression and the accompanying characters are treasures to be horded and only doled out to fellow learners for more words and phrases in return. That said, anyone know where to ...
by Miles Crew
Mon Jul 15, 2002 9:17 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Another "what does this mean?" question...
Replies: 8
Views: 12765

Re: Another "what does this mean?" question...

Also this one: 跟風 As in this found sentence regarding the movie [我左眼見到鬼]: [唔知大家有冇覺得有少少跟''見鬼''的風?] The approximate meaning is apparent from context, but does it simply mean to imitate something, or doing so in order to cash in on success or a trend? An example or two would be helpful. And again, is t...
by Miles Crew
Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:37 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Another "what does this mean?" question...
Replies: 8
Views: 12765

Another "what does this mean?" question...

In writing I keep running across the word 心水。 As far as I can tell it must be Cantonese-specific as I can't find it in any of my many Mandarin resources. As near as I can figure from context it seems to mean something like "opinion." Is that about right? is it a good a good, informal, spoken express...

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