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INTRODUCTION
John: Idiomatic ABB Expressions Related to Sensations
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to CantoneseClass101.com. I'm John.
Siuling: And I'm Siuling!
John: This is Must-Know Cantonese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 21. In this lesson, you'll learn idiomatic ABB expressions related to sensations.
John: Hong Kongers use these expressions in many common situations, but also when they want to describe a texture or smell.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Siuling: 滑脟脟 (waat6 lyut1 lyut1)
Siuling: 嚡熠熠 (haai4 saap6 saap6)
Siuling: 香噴噴 (hoeng1 pan3 pan3)
Siuling: 臭崩崩 (cau3 bang1 bang1)
John: Siuling, what's our first expression?
Siuling: 滑脟脟 (waat6 lyut1 lyut1)
John: literally meaning "slippery rib rib." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "very smooth."
Siuling: [SLOW] 滑脟脟 [NORMAL] 滑脟脟
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 滑脟脟
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when describing something so smooth that it's slippery to touch.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 啲人話食完燕窩塊面會滑脟脟。 [SLOW] 啲人話食完燕窩塊面會滑脟脟。
John: "People say that if you eat bird's nest soup, your skin will become very smooth."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 啲人話食完燕窩塊面會滑脟脟。
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Siuling: 嚡熠熠 (haai4 saap6 saap6)
John: literally meaning "shoe ragged ragged." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "rough (surface)."
Siuling: [SLOW] 嚡熠熠 [NORMAL] 嚡熠熠
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 嚡熠熠
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when describing rough and uneven surfaces that have an unpleasant feeling.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 今個冬天好乾,我對手嚡熠熠 。 [SLOW] 今個冬天好乾,我對手嚡熠熠 。
John: "This winter is so dry; my hands are all rough."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 今個冬天好乾,我對手嚡熠熠 。
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Siuling: 香噴噴 (hoeng1 pan3 pan3)
John: which literally means "fragrant spurt spurt." As a slang expression, it means "fragrant; to smell good."
Siuling: [SLOW] 香噴噴 [NORMAL] 香噴噴
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 香噴噴
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when describing something with a nice aroma or fragrance.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 焗完蛋糕成間屋都香噴噴。 [SLOW] 焗完蛋糕成間屋都香噴噴。
John: "After baking a cake, the whole house smells fragrant."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 焗完蛋糕成間屋都香噴噴。
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Siuling: 臭崩崩 (cau3 bang1 bang1)
John: which literally means "smelly burst burst." As a slang expression, it means "stinky, smelly."
Siuling: [SLOW] 臭崩崩 [NORMAL] 臭崩崩
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 臭崩崩
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when something has an awful smell.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 踢完波唔沖涼,臭崩崩。 [SLOW] 踢完波唔沖涼,臭崩崩。
John: "You smell because you didn't take a shower after soccer practice."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 踢完波唔沖涼,臭崩崩。
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: The surface of sandpaper is...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 嚡熠熠
John: "rough (surface)"
John: The surface of jello is...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 滑脟脟
John: "very smooth"
John: The public bathroom is...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 臭崩崩
John: "stinky, smelly"
John: After putting on perfume, she smells...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 香噴噴
John: "fragrant; to smell good"

Outro

John: There you have it; you’ve mastered four Cantonese slang expressions! We have more vocab lists available at CantoneseClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Siuling: 拜拜.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Hello robert groulx,


You are very welcome. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies.


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robert groulx
Thursday at 09:16 PM
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is 踢完波唔沖涼,臭崩崩。


robert

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Saturday at 05:08 PM
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Hello Ken,


Thank you for your comment.


I think (haai4 saap6 saap6) is correct. You can check out the Jyutping Chart below and hope you find it useful.

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/cantonese-alphabet/


Thanks for your kindness.


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Ken
Thursday at 10:01 PM
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Hi. I think there's a mistake in the second audio example above. It should be haii4 saap6 saap6.