Dictionary of Hong Kong English, A: Words from the Fragrant by Patrick Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf

By Patrick Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf

The Dictionary of Hong Kong English is exclusive. It comprises phrases and usages particular to English in Hong Kong and reflective of the city's heritage and tradition. Acronyms and abbreviations universal in Hong Kong, position identify adjustments, Hong Kong phrases now across the world identified, and cultural conceptualizations are extra features.

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Ancient egg n. See: century egg. , n. Definition: the higher grade of (counterfeit) products. Text example: A “Take for example the building of a prison. ’” quality, See: B quality. A share fixed expression. Definition: corporate shares on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges that are traded in Renminbi for purchase by PRC citizens only. Text example: “The real distinction between an ‘A’ share and a red chip is very blurred. ” See: B shares, red chip. astronaut idiomatic expression. Definition: a (male) person working abroad and living apart from his family.

J. Cummings) chau /tʃaʊ/ n. Source language: Cantonese ( 洲 ). Definition: an island. Text example: “Ap Lei Chau,” “Cheung Chau,” “Peng Chau,” etc. Note: Usually used only in place names. 27 chee-saw ▸ chee-saw C /tʃi: sɔ:/ n. Source language: Cantonese ( 厠 所 ). Definition: toilet. Text example: “... ” Note: Usually spoken language. chek /tʃek/ n. Source language: Cantonese ( 尺 ). 371475 meters. ” Chek Lap Kok (Airport) /tʃek lap kɔk/ n. Source language: Cantonese ( 赤 㱻角 ). Definition: an island and the new airport to the west of Victoria Harbour.

Definition: a popular Hong Kong variety of congee with a variety of ingredients, often including seafood, pork and tofu. ” See: sampan congee, congee. BoHo n. Definition: “below Hollywood Road,” an area of HK Island. Text example: “While most of Hong Kong lives in noise and loves it, there is always a gang of grouchy malcontents who prize a bit of quiet. ” boiled egg idiomatic expression. Definition: a Chinesized Western person (derogatory), with reference to skin color. ” bok choy (also bak choi, pak choi, pak choy) /bək tʃɔɪ/ /pək tʃɔɪ/ n.

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