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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions for Describing a Negative Person
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 3. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions for describing a negative person.
John: Be careful not to use these words in front of the person you’re describing!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you’ll be learning in this lesson are:
Siuling: 論盡 (leon6 zeon6)
Siuling: 揦西 (laa2 sai1)
Siuling: 鹹濕 (haam4 sap1)
Siuling: 搵笨 (wan2 ban6)
John: Siuling, what's our first expression?
Siuling: 論盡 (leon6 zeon6)
John: literally meaning "exhaustion of discussion." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "clumsy."
Siuling: [SLOW] 論盡 [NORMAL] 論盡
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 論盡
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when complaining about someone who’s clumsy and absent-minded.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 你太論盡,我唔可以俾你話事。 [SLOW] 你太論盡,我唔可以俾你話事。
John: "You're too clumsy; I can't let you be in charge."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 你太論盡,我唔可以俾你話事。
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Siuling: 揦西 (laa2 sai1)
John: which literally means "grasping west." As a slang expression, it means "sloppy; slipshod; careless and unsystematic."
Siuling: [SLOW] 揦西 [NORMAL] 揦西
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 揦西
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when complaining about someone's sloppy habit.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 個新同事做嘢好揦西。 [SLOW] 個新同事做嘢好揦西。
John: "The new colleague is very sloppy."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 個新同事做嘢好揦西。
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Siuling: 鹹濕 (haam4 sap1)
John: literally meaning "salty and wet." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "lecherous; lustful."
Siuling: [SLOW] 鹹濕 [NORMAL] 鹹濕
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 鹹濕
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when describing a lustful person or topic.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 佢個老闆好鹹濕。 [SLOW] 佢個老闆好鹹濕。
John: "Her boss is such a pervert."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 佢個老闆好鹹濕。
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Siuling: 搵笨 (wan2 ban6)
John: literally meaning "to find stupid." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to cheat; to con; to trick; to fool."
Siuling: [SLOW] 搵笨 [NORMAL] 搵笨
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Siuling: 搵笨
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when referring to the action of tricking or being tricked.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Siuling: [NORMAL] 醒定啲,唔好再俾人搵笨。 [SLOW] 醒定啲,唔好再俾人搵笨。
John: "Be smarter and don't be fooled by others again."
Siuling: [NORMAL] 醒定啲,唔好再俾人搵笨。
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: A staff is being sloppy and isn’t doing things carefully and systematically.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 揦西
John: "sloppy; slipshod; careless and unsystematic"
John: A coworker keeps dropping, forgetting, or losing his belongings.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 論盡
John: "clumsy"
John: A staff member tried to trick you into buying more items than you need.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 搵笨
John: "to cheat; to con; to trick; to fool"
John: The manager sexually harassed his staff.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Siuling: 鹹濕
John: "lecherous; lustful"

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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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Hi robert groulx,


Thanks for posting! 😉


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robert groulx
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thanks for the lesson


my favorite phrase is ] 醒定啲,唔好再俾人搵笨。 [SLOW] 醒定啲,唔好再俾人搵笨。


robert