《 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 .

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