More help with writing cantonese please! :-)

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Sassy

More help with writing cantonese please! :-)

Postby Sassy » Tue Apr 10, 2001 4:33 am

Hi,
I was hoping that somebody would be able to answer this question for me:
what does "bat yue" mean and how do you write it?
Most likely you'll need a context in order to help me, so here is a link to a website (in my opinion, hilarious!) that teaches "useful" Cantonese. In my opinion, using these "useful phrases" in Hong Kong or to any Chinese person will get you into a nice argument or into trouble! ;-)
http://www.humorlinks.com/doubletake/ba ... tonese.htm
The "bat yue" is located in the audio clip for "Finalizing the Deal".
Thanks
Sassy
P.S.: Could someone also write out the Cantonese featured on the following site?
http://www.unique.net/~yan/cantonese.html
I'm just trying to compile for myself a little collection of Cantonese slang and Cantonese characters for my own curiosity and personal use! :-) However, some of the words I am not sure of so I am seeking help in determining them...

lisa c

Re: More help with writing cantonese please! :-)

Postby lisa c » Tue Apr 10, 2001 5:13 pm

Hi,
It sounds more like "but yue" and it means "how about" In the ex. I see you don't have a gold watch how about I give you mine.
I don't not sure what "yue" character is used. The "but" is the Mandarin pinyin of bu. It's a negative - ex. Hao bu hao?
Hope this helps!
L

Paul

Re: More help with writing cantonese please! :-)

Postby Paul » Tue Apr 10, 2001 8:20 pm

: Hi,
: I was hoping that somebody would be able to answer this question for me:
: what does "bat yue" mean and how do you write it?
: Most likely you'll need a context in order to help me, so here is a link to a website (in my opinion, hilarious!) that teaches "useful" Cantonese. In my opinion, using these "useful phrases" in Hong Kong or to any Chinese person will get you into a nice argument or into trouble! ;-)
: http://www.humorlinks.com/doubletake/ba ... tonese.htm
: The "bat yue" is located in the audio clip for "Finalizing the Deal".
: Thanks
: Sassy
: P.S.: Could someone also write out the Cantonese featured on the following site?
: http://www.unique.net/~yan/cantonese.html
: I'm just trying to compile for myself a little collection of Cantonese slang and Cantonese characters for my own curiosity and personal use! :-) However, some of the words I am not sure of so I am seeking help in determining them...
Re: 'Bat yue' it can be used as" How about" It is written like this '不如 .In answer to your other question I'll have a look at the site you mentioned and see if I can sort out the Cantonese featured . Cheers Paul

Paul

Re: More help with writing cantonese please! :-)

Postby Paul » Tue Apr 10, 2001 8:47 pm

: Hi,
: I was hoping that somebody would be able to answer this question for me:
: what does "bat yue" mean and how do you write it?
: Most likely you'll need a context in order to help me, so here is a link to a website (in my opinion, hilarious!) that teaches "useful" Cantonese. In my opinion, using these "useful phrases" in Hong Kong or to any Chinese person will get you into a nice argument or into trouble! ;-)
: http://www.humorlinks.com/doubletake/ba ... tonese.htm
: The "bat yue" is located in the audio clip for "Finalizing the Deal".
: Thanks
: Sassy
: P.S.: Could someone also write out the Cantonese featured on the following site?
: http://www.unique.net/~yan/cantonese.html
: I'm just trying to compile for myself a little collection of Cantonese slang and Cantonese characters for my own curiosity and personal use! :-) However, some of the words I am not sure of so I am seeking help in determining them...
I've looked at that site Boy is the Cantonese romanization strange.
I've done the first few will work out the rest for you later. (I've used YALE romanization, much easier...I think)
Sihk faahn mei? 食飯未?
Sihk faahn mei ah? 食飯未呀?
Sihk jo faahn mei? 食左飯未?
Meh (Mat yeh)liu? 乜料?
Meh liu ah? 乜料呀?
Hai gam sin! 係咁先
Hai gam la! 係咁喇
Hai gam sin la baai baai! 係咁先喇,拜拜.
Cheng 請
Cheng

Sassy

Thanks Paul and Lisa

Postby Sassy » Tue Apr 10, 2001 11:01 pm

Thanks for the help once again Paul, and thanks also to you Lisa.


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