"mh zi2" meaning?

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Corina

"mh zi2" meaning?

Postby Corina » Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:10 am

I overheard in a conversation about four books and someone responded saying "mh zi2" (I think this is the right tone for zi. It has a flat sound then rises) - what does this phrase mean "mh zi2" doesn't it mean like "not only"...or like "no, it can't be..." because the person then replied saying something about 8 books. I know "mh zi2" does not mean "I don't know"...

So if someone says "mh zi2" does it mean like "not only, but more."?

Radagasty

Re: "mh zi2" meaning?

Postby Radagasty » Tue Aug 12, 2003 11:02 am

It means 'not limited to', so you're essentially right.

Sebastian.

Chongtak

Re: "mh zi2" meaning?

Postby Chongtak » Fri May 28, 2004 7:32 pm

Isn't it simply 唔知 (mh ji)? I don't know in cantonese....

i think

Re: "mh zi2" meaning?

Postby i think » Sat May 29, 2004 2:39 pm

唔只 is short form for 不單 只/是 means "not only..."Corina wrote:

> I overheard in a conversation about four books and someone
> responded saying "mh zi2" (I think this is the right tone for
> zi. It has a flat sound then rises) - what does this phrase
> mean "mh zi2" doesn't it mean like "not only"...or like "no, it
> can't be..." because the person then replied saying something
> about 8 books. I know "mh zi2" does not mean "I don't know"...
>
>
> So if someone says "mh zi2" does it mean like "not only, but
> more."?


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