Word for the Travel Wise (11/05/06)

Every time someone speaks about going to Asian countries, I so often hear talk of purchasing cheap luxurious looking fabrics to have sewn into beautiful dresses and gowns or other items. As a young child I remember my uncle traveling to Thailand, Taiwan and various other countries later bringing back all sorts of souvenirs, but the fabric was always the main prize for some reason. I don’t think he ever found his way into China, but if you so happen to and it tickles your fancy to buy fabrics and such then this word might be for you…

Today’s word is a Cantonese word used in China:

jeuk – wear

Cantonese is mainly spoken in southern Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and by Chinese minorities in Southeast Asia. Check out Wiki for a pretty extensive historical look at the lingo. Cantonese Online – A Tribute is a colorful site packed with info which offers a variety of free resources to learning to this spectacular language. If you’d like to learn some street slang as seen in popular Hong Kong movies there is a book for purchase on this site here. Last but not least scope out or pick up the LP pocket-sized guide to keep you talking on the go!

Past Mandarin / Cantonese words: zhu ni hao yun, guo nian ha, mu di di, hao, xiang zi, zai jian, léui yàu, känt