唔該

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the negation particle and the character ("should"), literally meaning "[this] should not [be done]", saying that what the other had done was not necessary or it was very kind of them to have done this.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

唔該

  1. (Cantonese) excuse me (to get attention)
    • 唔該冰水 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
      m4 goi1, bei2 bui1 bing1 seoi2 aa3? [Jyutping]
      Excuse me, can I please have a glass of ice water?
  2. (Cantonese) please
    • 唔該睇住 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
      m4 goi1 nei5 tung4 ngo5 tai2 zyu6 di1 je5 [Jyutping]
      Please keep an eye on my stuff.
  3. (Cantonese) thank you
    • 唔該 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
      m4 goi1 nei5. [Jyutping]
      Thank you!