《 Answers to common address terms in Cantonese dialogues
✪ Reference , character
I （ I ） you （ you ） A kind of （ he ）
We （ We ） You （ You guys ）
They （ they ） People （ family ）
What degree （ here ） godou （ Where? ）
Margin （ where? ） What about （ this ） A kind of （ that ）
So （ such , like that ） Pointwise solution （ Why? ）
Day （ Another day ） The （ next time ）
What's wrong （ what ） Nie （ what ）
How much （ How many? ） edge （ which ）
So good （ so nice ） daddy （ dad ）
Mama （ mom ） Prince in the Qing Dynasty （ brother ）
Sister in law （ Sister in law ） father （ grandpa ）
A GA （ grandma ） Grandfather （ grandpa ）
husband's mother （ grandmother , mother-in-law ）
uncle （ uncle ） Laodou （ dad ）
maidservant （ mom ） my sister （ sister ）
mogul （ brother ） Petty man （ younger brother ）
New embrace （ daughter-in-law ） Uncle （ uncle ）
Grandchildren （ grandson ） Zai Zai （ Son ） Female （ daughter ）
Lord Qi （ godfather ） Qizai （ godson ）
A pauper （ bachelor ） Child （ Son ） female （ daughter ）
Posterior basal ganglia （ stepmother ） Prince （ young master ）
Cheddar （ Son of a bitch ） Laokeng （ old man ）
Lao Bang （ old fool , old fool ） Old lady （ Old maid ）
Senior citizen （ Gay men ） Lao Xi （ boss ）
Scamp （ liar ） Postnatal （ Young man ）
a young woman （ Young girl ） handsome young man （ Pretty boy ）
Pretty girl （ Beautiful girl ） Fine road （ child ）
Mosquito larvae （ child ） Minced shrimp （ baby ）
hatchet man （ Thugs ） The head of the story （ landlady ）
The first thing （ boss ） stopper （ Children of grandchildren ）
wheat （ Children of grandchildren ）
Laojin （ Two sisters have the same husband ） Laoding （ boss ）
（ One ） What is your name?
scene ： A lot of times , You need to know the name or identity of the other party , To determine a proper address .
A： sir , Call me a name ?—— sir , What do you call it ?
B： Chen .—— Chen
A： Hello, Chen Sheng .—— Hello, Mr. Chen .
explain ： In Cantonese ,“ sir ” The word has three meanings ：1, teacher ;2, husband ;3, A term of address for a man in general . The above example is the third usage , It's a kind of polite address . Colloquial ellipsis “ before ” word , Use your last name +“ living ” Address adult man , as “ Huang ”,“ Li Sheng ”.
（ Two ） Brother and son
scene ： A common conversation about address in daily life .
A： Chow , Tea .
B： You shouldn't be drying it ! Call me fat boy .
explain ： In traditional Chinese manners , They tend to call others respectfully and humbly themselves , Cantonese is no exception . On informal occasions ,“× Brother ” Often referring to people who are older or more senior than themselves , and “× Child ” It's a more informal term for younger men .
（ Three ） Young master and petty man
scene ： A casual conversation in business .
Ａ： Hua Shao , Remember to take care of the little guy .—— Young master Hua , In the future, if you have a good thing, you must give it to me .
Ｂ： Sure , Money goes hand in hand .—— Yes, of course , Make money together .
explain ：“ less ” yes “ a young master ” For short , Usually for young people , A man of high status can be called “× less ”. among “×” Usually take the last word of the name , as “ Fu Shao ”,“ Wei Shao ”. And here “ Petty man ” It's not a biological brother , It's a humble word , amount to “ Little brother ”.
（ Four ） Use with caution “ Aunt ” word
scene ： A conversation between a clerk and a familiar customer in a cosmetics store .
Ａ： Aunt Xia Hui , Looking at skin care products ?—— Aunt Xia Hui , Which skin care products do you like ?
Ｂ： How old is my family ? Aunt voice !—— Am I very old now ? use “ Aunt ” Come and call me !
Ａ： Not really , Xia Huijie .—— sorry , Xia Huijie .
explain ： Addressing women , Be extra careful , Even if they are very old , Also commonly known as “× sister ”. If called “× Aunt ”, Some people will feel unhappy when you say she is old , as for “ aunt ”,“ husband's mother ” We should pay more attention to these words . in addition , Dissatisfied with someone's use of a word , Will say “×× sound ”, as “ first day of the lunar year , I'm sorry ”.
（ Five ） member of family
scene ： Small talk , Sometimes it involves a lot of appellations for family members , Can you master all these appellations ?
A： How many people are there in your housing company ?—— How many people are there in your family ?
B： Five , Old Dou and I , old mother , my sister , You live together .—— Five , My parents and I , sister , Live with my grandfather .
explain ： member of family , It usually includes the old mother （ Mama ）, Old sinus （ daddy ）; If it's not the only family , There may be a sister , Little sister , mogul , Petty man ; A family of three generations , And ye , A GA , Grandfather , husband's mother …… And, of course, there's taiga , Granny , Lord , Taigong （ Great grandfather and great grandmother ） And plug （ great-grandson ） The appellation of four generations in the same hall .
（ Six ） Guessing relationship
scene ： See a friend with someone you don't know , They often guess their identity , And to start the topic .
A： You little guy ?—— Is this your brother ?
B： No , He is my uncle .—— No , He is my brother-in-law .
explain ： Uncle , Uncle is different from uncle , The former refers to the wife's brother , The latter refers to the mother's brother . in addition , The relationship is similar to uncle and uncle （ Husband's brother , Brother ）, Guzai （ Husband's sister ）, Aunt （ Wife's sister ）, Sister in law and sister in law （ Brother , Brother's wife ） And my brother-in-law , Brother in law, etc .
（ Seven ） Asking about relationships
scene ： Ask your friend about his relationship with the people around him .
A： He's on your side ? My girlfriend ?/ What's your relationship ?—— Who is she ? Is that your girlfriend ?/ What's the relationship between you ?
B： No , He is my hall （ fine ） Meiling ./ We are old timers .—— No , She's my first sister ./ We are cousins .
explain ：“×× You're the one ”,“ You are the same ×× Relationship between department and baa ” These two questions can also be used to ask about other relationships , for example “ colleague ”,“ friend ” etc . In Cantonese , Children of brothers and sisters who address their parents , There are no more than the following ： Uncle's son , He who is older than himself is called the boss , I'm a little boy ; In the same way , Uncle's daughter is also known as sister Tang , Tang Xi Mei . As for other cases , Depending on gender and age , Call them cousins , younger male cousin , elder female cousin , younger female cousin .
（ Eight ） Appellation of husband and wife
scene ： Here's how to chat with friends , A dialogue about where the couple ate .
A： Have you ever returned home for dinner ?—— Did you go home for dinner last night ?
B： No , My father and mother went on a tour , Our two parents in law are supporting themselves outside .—— No, , Father in law and mother-in-law went on a tour , The couple of us are eating out .
explain ： A stranger is his wife's family , Wife and parents are called maternal parents ; Relative , It's the mother-in-law . To others, the parents who call their husbands are in laws , When addressing in person , It's better to call “ daddy ”,“ Mama ”. Address between husband and wife , The most common is “ husband ”,“ wife ”, So two couples are called “ husband and wife ”. in addition ,“ Propping foot ” It means a man and a woman （ It's usually a lover or a couple ） Meet for dinner .
（ Nine ） distant relative
scene ： Young people are often unfamiliar with some distant relatives , Therefore, the following dialogue often appears between the elder and the younger .
A： Wait for your uncle to visit us .—— Your uncle will come to see us later .
B： Uncle is the one in charge ?—— Who is uncle ?
A： It's your father's uncle .—— It's your father's uncle .
explain ： There is a saying in Cantonese “ First generation relatives , Two representatives , Three generations of contempt ”, It means , After three generations , I don't know , Kinship is also very weak . One child policy of family planning , Make the relationship simple , Maybe you'll rarely hear from your uncle in the future , mother's brother , Zhanggong , An old woman , Aunt , Aunt, these are the names .