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Hello! Welcome to Cantonese Weekly Words! I’m Olivia, and this week we are going to talk about Computer Words.
Computer Words. Let’s see what we have.
筆記型電腦 (bat1 gei3 jing4 din6 nou5)
筆記型電腦 (bat1 gei3 jing4 din6 nou5) is “laptop computer”
筆記 (bat1 gei3) is actually “notebook”, so it can be “notebook computer” as well.
我部筆記型電腦係粉紅色嘅。 (ngo5 bou6 bat1 gei3 jing4 din6 nou5 hai6 fan2 hung4 sik1 ge3.) “My laptop computer is pink.”
滑鼠 (waat6 syu2)
滑鼠 (waat6 syu2) “mouse”
鼠 (syu2) is “mouse”; 滑 (waat6) is, like, “slippery”. So a slippery mouse means a mouse for the computer.
無綫嘅滑鼠好方便。(mou4 sin3 ge3 waat6 syu2 hou2 fong1 bin6.) “A wireless mouse is very convenient.” Yeah, I can’t go back to the traditional one after I used the wireless one.
耳筒 (ji5 tung2)
耳 (ji5) means “ears”, and 耳筒 (ji5 tung2) means “earphone” or “headphone”
唔好成日戴住個耳筒,對耳仔唔好。(m4 hou2 sing4 jat6 daai3 zyu6 go3 ji5 tung2, deoi3 ji5 zai2 m4 hou2.) “Don't wear earphones (or headphones) all the time, it's bad for your ears.”
顯示屏 (hin2 si6 ping4)
顯示屏 (hin2 si6 ping4) is “monitor”.
Sometimes in Hong Kong we just call it “mon”, “mon” short for “monitor”. We’re lazy.
個電腦顯示屏好似花咗。(go3 din6 nou5 hin2 si6 ping4 hou2 ci5 faa1 zo2.) “The computer monitor looks scratched.” Someone scratched it, maybe?
打印機 (daa2 jan3 gei1)
打印機 (daa2 jan3 gei1) “printer”.
Sometimes we just say “printer” in Hong Kong as well. For computer words we use a lot of English in Hong Kong.
打印機喺隔離房,所以啲文件要過去攞。(daa2 jan3 gei1 hai2 gaak3 lei4 fong2, so2 ji3 di1 man4 gin2 jiu3 gwo3 heoi3 lo2.) “The printer is in the next room, so I have to go grab the documents.”
So that’s it for today, today we talked about Computer Words. I’ll see you next time at Cantonese Weekly Words. I’m Olivia. Bye!