Hong Kong Slang

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By Lindsay Varty

The classic, the comical, and plenty of rude ones too

By Lindsay Varty and Iris Yim, illustrated by Amber Tsang

Ever feel like a chicken talking to a duck? Ever ask a girl out, only to be forced to eat lemons? Maybe you’ve been told that you’re a peanut guy? Or perhaps someone has warned you that you’re wearing a green hat?

No need to be confused! This little dictionary of Cantonese slang will supply you with all the appropriate knowledge to get by in Hong Kong and make you cool at office parties. With illustrations and translations, as well as English slang alternatives, both Cantonese and English speakers can learn and laugh at the joys (and vulgarities) of Hong Kong slang in a celebration of local culture.

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Description

Ever feel like a chicken talking to a duck? Ever ask a girl out, only to be forced to eat lemons? Maybe you’ve been told that you’re a peanut guy? Or perhaps someone has warned you that you’re wearing a green hat?

No need to be confused! This little dictionary of Cantonese slang will supply you with all the appropriate knowledge to get by in Hong Kong and make you cool at office parties. With illustrations and translations, as well as English slang alternatives, both Cantonese and English speakers can learn and laugh at the joys (and vulgarities) of Hong Kong slang in a celebration of local culture.

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 127 × 203 mm
Pages

118

Binding

Paperback

Illustrations

100 colour cartoons

About the authors

LINDSAY VARTY is a Hong Kong-based writer, poet and author of the local bestselling book “Sunset Survivors: Meet the people keeping Hong Kong’s traditional industries alive”. Having grown up in the city, she is in love with its unique charm and character and has dedicated her work to celebrating Hong Kong culture. Lindsay lives in Hong Kong with her family, all of whom are avidly learning Cantonese slang!

Born and raised in Hong Kong, IRIS YIM LAU HANG has been teaching Cantonese and Mandarin as a second language for over a decade. She is passionate about teaching and promoting Cantonese. She believes that language is not just a tool for communication, but an important part of cultural heritage. She hopes that Cantonese slang can be learnt and used by more people around the world.

Also born and raised in the city, AMBER TSANG WING CHI is an illustrator and former professional rugby player for Hong Kong. From her tertiary education in Asian and International Studies, she came to realise that language and slang are the best representation of a city’s culture. Amber hopes to convey the fascinating culture of her home through her illustrations as a universal language to people around the globe.