Word for Caucasian

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banana

Word for Caucasian

Post by banana » Wed Mar 28, 2001 1:32 am

Does anyone know what the polite/PC cantonese word for a caucasian is?
I know Bok Gwai is used but that's quite offensive.
Paul

Re: Word for Caucasian

Post by Paul » Wed Mar 28, 2001 4:16 pm

: Does anyone know what the polite/PC cantonese word for a caucasian is?
: I know Bok Gwai is used but that's quite offensive.
The most polite term is SAI YAN. It literally means Westsrn person.
lisa c

Re: Word for Caucasian

Post by lisa c » Wed Mar 28, 2001 11:28 pm

Bok yun - white person is also used and more specific than sai yun
hak yun - black person
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