|hold in mouth; bite; (Cant.) no/not||
that; the above-mentioned; most likely; to deserve; should; ought to; owe
From the negation particle 唔 (wú) and the character 該／该 (gāi, “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.
- excuse me (to get attention)
- thank you
When 唔該／唔该 is used to mean "thank you," only use it to thank someone for something that you have requested. Using it to thank someone for a gift, patronage, or applause may be offensive. See 多謝／多谢 (duōxiè).