Cantonese Corner

Cantonese Corner 61

The Cantonese Ambassador teaches us some Cantonese vocabulary related to the game of Mahjong. Follow along with the lesson by listening to DIU Pod 61 (at the 1:12:49 mark).

麻將 (maa4 zoeng3)
Mahjong

索子 (sok3 zi2)
Bamboo suits (on Mahjong tiles)

筒子 (tung4 zi2)
Round suits

萬子 (maan6 zi2)
Numerical suits; 萬 (maan6) is the unit for 10,000; 1萬 is 10,000 & 2萬 is 20,000 and so on.

風 (fung1)
Wind (refers to the four compass directions on Mahjong tiles)

師奶 (si1 naai1)
Housewife; usually referring to a married woman without a job

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