佢哋

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("he, she") +  ("plural particle").

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

佢哋

  1. (Cantonese, vernacular) they, them
    • 佢哋學生 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    • 佢哋学生 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
      Keoi5 dei6 hai6 hok6 saang1. [Jyutping]
      They are students.

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Usage notes[edit]

Use of this word is limited to the Guangfu dialects of Cantonese, notably the Guangzhou, Foshan and Hong Kong dialects. It is not used in most other Cantonese dialects, including the nearby Siyi dialect. For example, the Taishanese word for "they" is pronounced /kʰiak̚²¹/.