契弟

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Chinese[edit]

contract younger brother
simp. and trad.
(契弟)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

契弟

  1. (literary, original meaning) blood brother; sworn brother
Usage notes[edit]

In Cantonese, it is now rarely used in the original meaning because of the meanings below; 契細佬契细佬 would be instead.

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Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

契弟

  1. (regional, dated or Xiamen Hokkien) gay male or male prostitute
    結交契弟 [Written Vernacular Chinese, trad.]
    结交契弟 [Written Vernacular Chinese, simp.]
    From: Cao Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber, mid-18th century CE
    Zhǐ tú jiéjiāo xiē qìdì. [Pinyin]
    He just wanted to get to know some gay men.
  2. (Cantonese, derogatory) fellow; guy
    梗係契弟 [Cantonese, trad.]
    梗系契弟 [Cantonese, simp.]
    Gang2 hai6 ho4 zai2 go3 kai3 dai6 syu2 zo2 heoi3. [Jyutping]
    It must have been snatched by that Ho(-surnamed) guy.
  3. (Cantonese, Min Dong, Puxian Min, dialectal Min Nan) bastard; idiot; son of a bitch
    契弟 [Min Dong]  ―  iā kié-dâ̤ / [ia³³ kʰie²¹³⁻⁵³ (t-)lɑ²⁴²] [Bàng-uâ-cê / IPA]  ―  poor; terrible
    契弟 [Min Dong]  ―  có̤ kié-dâ̤ / [t͡sɔ²¹³ kʰie²¹³⁻⁵³ (t-)lɑ²⁴²] [Bàng-uâ-cê / IPA]  ―  doomed; fucked up
    契弟 [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    M4 heoi3 zau6 zing3 kai3 dai6. [Jyutping]
    You are a dick if you don't go.