Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Learning HK Cantonese starting From "Lo" 老

Learning Cantonese started from the Word “Old”
In the Chinese language, the word "Lo"老 means old. It also has the connotation of "experienced" or "seasoned".
An experienced or seasoned person can be an expert in manipulation, as shown in the following illustrations:
Two things in life that is difficult to achieve:

1. To plant your idea in someone's head
2. To plant someone's money in your own pocket.

Achieving any one of the above is difficult. But there are people, with the title of Lo, can achieve one or both:
He who succeeds in planting his idea in someone's head - we call Lo See (teacher)
He who succeeds in planting someone's money in his own pocket - we call Lo Ban (boss)
The one who succeeds in both - we call Lo Po (wife) or Lo Chin (trickster)
The one who fails in both - we call Lo Kung (husband)
The old man as father is called Lo Dao.
The Woman who brought you into the world is called Lo Mo.
Lo Kei (un-married mistress)
Lo Lai (good luck)
Lo Shi Fuk (old master)
Lo Meao (old master, also called Old Cat in Cantonese)
Lo Ding (head of the team)
Lo Yau Tiao (tricky politician in a Company or operation)
Lo Keng (A piece Old Ginger, taste is powerful when ginger is Old we say in Chinese, master of old master)
Lo Kai (old Prostitutes)
Lo Fann (copy Cat)
Lo Yeh (Grandpa)
Lo Dei (grand pa, or Old pa)
Lo Po Lo (man working for wife only)
Lo Tsim (Tsim Sha Tsui, HK Colloquial)

Lo Loap (To steal)
Lo Too (Old fashioned dress-up)
Lo Mo Hai (Fuxx you)
Loo Mei (marinated chicken Wing and, Chicken eg or goose wing, a kind of food but gradually becoming part of a foul word)
Lo Mei Hai (very dirty Foul words)

…..more to come
HK Snob

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