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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 口大一 (RKM), composition)

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Chinese[edit]

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simp. and trad.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (non-standard)
  • (non-standard) o左

Pronunciation[edit]


Definitions[edit]

  1. A chant sound made while working.
  2. (Cantonese) Used to emphasise an action which has been completed and whose result still applies to the present situation. It roughly translates to the past tense in English.
    佢哋啱啱 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    Keoi5 dei6 ngaam1 ngaam1 zau2 zo2 . [Jyutping]
    They left just now.
    阿媽噚日而家超級市場買嘢 [Cantonese, trad.]
    阿妈噚日而家超级市场买嘢 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Aa3 maa1 cam4 jat6 bou1 zo2 tong1. Keoi5 ji4 gaa1 heoi3 zo2 ciu1 kap1 si5 coeng4 maai5 je5. [Jyutping]
    My mum made soup yesterday. Now, she has gone shopping in the supermarket.
    [Cantonese]  ―  sik6 zo2 zau6 mou5 [Jyutping]  ―  if you eat it there will not be any more

Synonyms[edit]

  • (verb particle): (Mandarin)

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