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Old 02-06-2011, 11:26 AM
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Now, for a proper English word, let's see...

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Old 02-06-2011, 01:13 PM
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Back to a Chinese phrase.

Foong fei kei.
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Originally Posted by Tintin
Ng kau cheng

(Underaged?)

Not enough weight? ~~~ OT!!!?

Literally, it could mean "Not Enough Weight", but normally the term refers to "Not Qualified!".
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Back to a Chinese phrase.

Foong fei kei.
One of the rules of writing in Chinese is that you must always follow it with a direct (if figurative) translation. For example, in this case, the direct translation would be "Release aeroplane!" (Ref: A Guide to Writing Chinese in English by Professor Pop -Penguin & Albatross Publications)

The actual meaning is of course another matter. But we have OT for roles like that.

If I'm not terribly mistaken, Foong fei kei is a situation when someone stood us up?

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If I'm not terribly mistaken, Foong fei kei is a situation when someone stood us up?

A++++++ for OP.
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A++++++ for OP.
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"Sik Pau Mai Pau" (Fully Eaten Buy Dumplings)

What's your guess on the above?
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"Sik Pau Mai Pau" (Fully Eaten Buy Dumplings)

What's your guess on the above?
I have only heard of Sik Pau Pau Sik Pau
(Eat pau sure eat full)
literally meaning ... eating a pau will make a man full.

Sik pau mai pau?
I'm guessing "Doing something meaningless?"
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I have only heard of Sik Pau Pau Sik Pau
(Eat pau sure eat full)
literally meaning ... eating a pau will make a man full.

Sik pau mai pau?
I'm guessing "Doing something meaningless?"


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It usually refers to window shopping with no intention to buy. Popular usage in HK.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:54 PM
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Close.
It usually refers to window shopping with no intention to buy. Popular usage in HK.
I have to go buy pau every Sunday... Buying pau is also popular over here judging by the number of people walking around and buying paus.

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