A Dictionary of Hong Kong English: Words from the Fragrant by Patrick Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf PDF

By Patrick Cummings, Hans-Georg Wolf

ISBN-10: 9888083309

ISBN-13: 9789888083305

The Dictionary of Hong Kong English is exclusive. It contains phrases and usages particular to English in Hong Kong and reflective of the city's background and tradition. Acronyms and abbreviations universal in Hong Kong, position identify alterations, Hong Kong phrases now the world over identified, and cultural conceptualizations are extra beneficial properties.

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See: swallow nest. black fungus n. Definition: an ear-shaped fungus, Auricularia polytricha, used in HK cooking. ” 13 boat congee ▸ boat congee B n. Definition: a popular Hong Kong variety of congee with a variety of ingredients, often including seafood, pork and tofu. ” See: sampan congee, congee. BoHo n. Definition: “below Hollywood Road,” an area of HK Island. Text example: “While most of Hong Kong lives in noise and loves it, there is always a gang of grouchy malcontents who prize a bit of quiet.

13 boat congee ▸ boat congee B n. Definition: a popular Hong Kong variety of congee with a variety of ingredients, often including seafood, pork and tofu. ” See: sampan congee, congee. BoHo n. Definition: “below Hollywood Road,” an area of HK Island. Text example: “While most of Hong Kong lives in noise and loves it, there is always a gang of grouchy malcontents who prize a bit of quiet. ” boiled egg idiomatic expression. Definition: a Chinesized Western person (derogatory), with reference to skin color.

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