Feelings 情感

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Verbs

feel

覺得

gok3 dAt1

complain

 

 

congratulate

 

 

forgive

 

 

gossip

 

 

love

oi3

hate

 

 

worry

 

 

hope

希望

hei1 mon6

regret

 

 

respect

 

 

thank

 

 

wonder

 

 

Feelings

I feel...

我覺得

o5 gok3 dAt1

afraid

gen1

angry

lAu1

annoyed

fan4

ashamed

tsAu2

bored

mun6

calm

 

 

cold

dUng3

comfortable

舒服

s1 fUk6

content

 

 

depressed

唔開心

m4 hoi1 sAm1

desperate

 

 

disappointed

 

 

envious

 

 

excited

興奮

hIng1 fAn5

frustrated

 

 

glad

 

 

grateful

 

 

grumpy

 

 

guilty

內疚

loi6 gAu3

happy

開心

hoi1 sAm1

hopeless

 

 

horny

 

 

hot

yit6

hyper

 

 

in a bad mood

 

 

indifferent

 

 

jealous

妒忌

dou3 gei6

nervous

 

 

proud

 

 

sad

唔開心

m4 hoi1 sAm1

scared

gen1

shocked

 

 

sleepy

眼瞓

an5 fAn3

suicidal

有自殺傾向

yAu5 dzi6 sat3 kIng1 hng3

surprised

 

 

thirsty

 

hAu2 hot3

tired

gui6

uncomfortable

 

 

worried

擔心

dam1 sAm1

Phrases

I love you

我愛你

o5 oi3 lei5

I just want to kill myself

我死咗去好過

o5 sei2 dzo2 h3 hou2 go3    Lit. I dead better

plagued with anxiety

廢枕忘餐

fAi3 dzAm2 mon4 tsan1    Lit. losing sleep, forgetting to eat

 

Personality Traits 個性

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absent-minded

心不在焉

sAm1 bAt1 dzoi6 yin4

affectionate

親切

tsAn chit3

ambitious

有野心

yAu5 ye5 sAm1

arrogant

自大

dzi dai   Lit. self big

blunt

dzIk6

brave

yUng5

catty

 

 

cold

冷淡

lan5 dam6

conceited

自大

dzi6 dai6   Lit. self big

confident

自信

dzi6 sn3   Lit. self-believing

conservative

保守

bou2 sAu2

controlling

 

 

crazy

黐線

tsi1 sin3

 

din1

cruel

殘忍

tsan4 yAn2

curious

好奇

hou3 kei4    Lit. fond of strange

deceitful

 

 

easy-going

 

 

educated

有學識

yAu5 hok6 sIk1

emotional

 

 

energetic

 

 

enthusiastic

 

 

extraverted

外向

oi6 hng3    Lit. out-facing

friendly

友善

yAu5 sin6

funny

狡笑

gau2 siu3

generous

大方

dai6 fon1

greedy

貪心

tam1 sAm1

hard-working

勤力

kAn4 lIk6

honest

誠實

sIng4 sAt6

ignorant

 

 

impatient

冇耐性

mou5 loi6 sIng3

impolite

 

mou5 lAi5 (mau6)

intelligent

tsUng1 mIng4

 

sIng2

 

lek1

intense

 

 

introverted

內向

loi6 hng3    Lit. in-facing

kind

善良

sin6 lng4

lazy

lan5

logical

 

 

loud

tsou4

mean

賤格

dzin6 gat3

 

 

s1

modest

謙虛

him1 h1

nosy

 

bat3 gwa3

obnoxious

 

 

obsessed

 

 

odd

gwai3

open-minded

冇偏見

mou5 pin1 gin3

patient

有耐性

yAu5 loi6 sIng3

polite

冇禮貌

yAu5 lAi5 (mau6)

psycho

 

 

reliable

靠得住

kau3 dAt1 dz6

resourceful

 

 

responsible

有責任感

yAu5 dzat3 yAm6 gAm2

selfish

自私

dzi6 si1

sensitive

敏感

mAn5 gAm2   Lit. swift-feeling

sensual

 

 

shy

怕醜

pa3 tsAu2

silly

so4

smart

tsUng1 mIng4

 

sIng2

 

lek1

spiteful

 

 

straightforward

dzIk6

strange

gwai3

stubborn

固執

gu3 dzAp1 [mnemonic]a Japanese guy stuck in goo and doesn't want to get out: a stubborn goo Jap

stupid

tsn2

superstitious

迷信

mAi4 sn3

unreliable

靠唔住

kau3 m4 dz6

vain

自大

dzi6 dai6   Lit. self big

weird

gwai3

wise

聰明

tsUng1 mIng4

witty

 

 

Non-Verbal Communication

bow

 

 

cross one's arms

 

 

cry

 

 

frown

 

 

give the finger 

 

 

grin

 

 

laugh

 

 

nod

 

 

shake hands

 

 

shrug

 

 

smile

 

 

stick one's tongue out 

 

 

wink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals 動物

See also Zodiac and Meat.

House and Farm Mammals

animal

 

dUng6 mAt6

female

 

la2 (suffix for female animals)

cat

 

mau1 (MW: dzek3)

   kitty cat 

貓仔

mau1 dzAi2

dog  

gAu2 (MW: dzek3)

 

 

 

   doggy

狗仔

gAu2 dzAi2

cow

Au4 (MW: dzek3)

chicken

gAi1 (MW: dzek3)

   hen

 

mou5 gAi1

   rooster

 

gUng1 gAi1

horse

ma5 (MW: dzek3, tAu4)

pig

dz1

sheep

綿羊

min4 yng4 (MW: dzek3, tAu4)    Lit. cotton sheep

Other Mammals

mammal

哺乳類動物

bou6 y5 l6 dUng6 mAt6    Lit. breast-feeding type of animal

bear

hUng4

   grizzly bear

大灰熊

dai6 fui1 hUng4    Lit. big grey bear

   polar bear

北極熊 

bAt1 gIk6 hUng4    Lit. North Pole bear

beaver

海貍

hoi2 lei4    Lit. sea fox-like animal

deer

鹿

lUk2

elephant

大象  

dai6 dzng6 (MW: dzek3)

elk

麋鹿

mei4 lUk2

goat

山羊

san1 yng4 (MW: dzek3, tAu4)    Lit. mountain goat

hedgehog

 

tsi3 wAi6

koala

樹熊

s6 hUng4    Lit. tree bear

leopard

pau3

lion

 

 

monkey

 

 

moose

麋鹿

mei4 lUk2

mouse

老鼠

lou5 s2    Lit. old mouse

panda

熊貓

hUng4 mau3    Lit. bear cat

panther

pau3

porcupine

 

dzin3 dz1    Lit. arrow pig

rabbit

tou3

rat

老鼠

lou5 s2    Lit. old rat

reindeer

馴鹿

sn4 lUk2    Lit. tamed deer

squirrel

 

 

tiger

老虎

lou5 fu2    Lit. old tiger

wolf

 

 

Birds and Flying Animals

bird  

dzk3 (MW: dzek3)

bat

蝙蝠  

bin1 fUk1 (MW: dzek3)

crow

烏鴉

wu1 a1    Lit. dark/dirty crow

dove

白鴿

bat6 gap2 (or gap3)    Lit. white pigeon

eagle/falcon/hawk

yIng1

owl

貓頭鷹

mau1 tAu4 yIng1    Lit. cat-head eagle

parrot

鸚鵡

yIng1 mou5

pigeon

白鴿

bat6 gap2 (or gap3)    Lit. white pigeon

seagull

 

 

Fish and Marine Animals

fish

y2 (MW: tiu4)

dolphin

海豚

hoi2 tn4 (MW: dzek3)    Lit. sea piglet

shark

鯊魚  

sa1 y2 (MW: tiu4)

whale

鯨魚

kIng4 y4 (MW: tiu4)

Insects and Bugs

bug

tsUng4 (MW: dzek3)

ant

螞蟻  

ma5 Ai5 (MW: dzek3)

bee

蜜蜂

mAt6 fUng1 (MW: dzek3)    Lit. honey bee

butterfly

蝴蝶

wu4 dip2 (MW: dzek3)

cockroach

曱甴

gat6 dzat2 (MW: dzek3)

dragonfly

 

 

fleas

 

 

fly

烏蠅

wu1 yIng1 (MW: dzek3)    Lit. dark/dirty fly

ladybug

 

 

lice

 

 

mosquito

mAn1 (MW: dzek3)

spider

蜘蛛

dzi1 dz1 (MW: dzek3)

   spider web

蜘蛛

dzi1 dz1 mon5

wasp

黃蜂

won4 fUng1    Lit. yellow bee

worm

 

 

Reptiles and Amphibians

crocodile

鱷魚

ok6 y4

dragon  

lUng4 (MW: tiu4)

frog

青蛙

tsIng1 wa1    Lit. green frog

lizard

 

 

snake

  

se4 (MW: tiu4)

turtle

gwAi1 (MW: dzek3)

 

Health and Illness

See also Body and Feelings.

health

 

gin6 hon1

healthy

 

 

sick

 

ben6

acupuncture

 

dzAm1

Chinese medicine

 

dzUng1 yk6

clinic

 

 

doctor

 

yi1 sAn1

hospital

 

yi1 yn2

injection

 

 

massage

 

on3 mo1

nurse

 

wu6 si6

pharmacy

 

 

vitamin

 

 

yoga

 

y4 ga1

Diseases and conditions

disease

 

 

suffer from

 

 

abortion

 

do6 toi1    Lit. drop the fetus

AIDS

愛滋病

oi3 dzi1 ben6

allergies

 

 

anorexia

 

 

anthrax

 

 

anxiety

 

 

athlete's foot

 

 

arthritis

 

gwan1 dzit3 yim4

asthma

 

hau1 tsn2

bipolar

 

 

broken

 

 

bruise

 

 

bleed

 

tst1 ht3

burt

 

 

bulimia

 

 

cancer

 

am4

chickenpox

 

 

chlamydia

 

 

clap, the

 

 

crabs

 

 

cold

 

 

constipated

 

bin6 bei3

cramps

 

tsAu1 gAn1 ; gIng1 tUng3

depression

 

yIk1 wAt1 dzIng3

   antidepressant

 

yIk1 wAt1 dzAi1

diabetes

 

ton4 liu6 ben6

diarrhea

 

tou5 o1

dislocated

 

 

dizzy

 

 

eating disorder

 

 

epilepsy

 

 

faint

 

 

fever

 

 

flu

 

gAm2 mou6

genital warts

 

 

gonnorhea

 

 

headache

 

tAu4 tUng3

heart attack

 

 

hepatitis

 

 

herpes

 

 

hurt

 

 

indigestion

 

 

insect bite

 

 

insomnia

 

sAt1 min4

lice

 

sAt3

lactose intolerant

 

 

loss of appetite, no appetite

 

sIk6 dzAi6 ; mou5 wAi6 hAu2

manic depression

 

 

migraine

 

pin1 tAu4 tUng3

miscarriage

 

lAu4 tsan2

narcolepsy

 

 

pneumonia

肺炎 

fAi3 yim4

SARS

非典形肺炎 

fei1 din2 yIng4 fAi3 yim4    Lit. atypical pneumonia (critical outbreak in 2003)

schizophrenia

 

 

seizure

 

 

sleepwalk

 

 

sore

 

tUng3

sprain

 

 

STD

 

sIng1 ben6

stroke

 

 

suicide

 

 

   commit suicide

 

 

swollen

 

hUng4 dzUng2

tuberculosis

 

 

West Nile virus

 

 

virus

 

ben6 dUk6

yeast infection