loading...
Cover image for More techie terms/slang in Cantonese

More techie terms/slang in Cantonese

whykay profile image whykay 👩🏻‍💻🐈🏳️‍🌈 (she/her) ・3 min read

Ok, I got great feedback on my previous post asking if people have more tech terms or slang in Cantonese. So thank you to all who read and responded with your translations. 🙌

This is a follow up on the ones I was asking about, and thanks to all who replied in the comments. I also checked jyutping myself on some so folks can pronounce them as well if they can't read Chinese. I used the following site to do my translation (word by word, pretty time consuming, but worth it):-

👉 http://www.cantonese.sheik.co.uk/dictionary/

I also found terms from cantoneseclass101.com, great way to learn Canto for those interested. I've signed up to their useful newsletters.

There might be repeats of some from previous post, that's because I want to put alternatives alongside it as well as Simplified with its Traditional Chinese from a response I received. It may or may not makes sense in Canto, but it's there anyway.

And the previous post in not in alphabetical order, when I get a chance, I will create a big post with all I have found so far and keep that post updated.

Airplane mode

  • 飛行模式 (fei1 hang4 mou4 sik1)

Application

  • 應用程式 (jing3 jung6 cing4 sik1) - application
  • 流動應用程式(lau4 dung6 jing3 jung6 cing4 sik1) - Mobile application

Augmented reality

  • 擴張實境 (kwong3 zoeng1 sat6 ging2)
  • 增强现实/增強現實 (zang1 koeng4/koeng5/goeng6 jin6 sat6)

Battery Life

  • 電池壽命 (din6 ci4 sau6 ming6)

Blog-related

  • 網絡日誌 (mong5 lok3 jat6 zi3) - blog
  • 網誌 (mong5 zi3) - blog
  • 讀我的網誌讀我的網誌 (duk6 ngo5 dik1 mong5 zi3) - Read my blog

BDD

  • 行为驱动开发/行為驅動開發 (hang4/haang4/hong4/hang6 wai4/wai6 keoi1 dung6 hoi1 faat3)

Charger

  • 充電器 (cung1 din6 hei3)

Crash

  • 當機 (dong1 gei1)
  • 死機 (sei2 gei1)
  • Hang機 (Hang gei1) - HKers tend to say this "Computer's hung"

Data engineer

  • 数据工程师/數據工程師 (sou3/sou2/sok3 geoi3 gung1 cing4 si1)

Data scientist

  • 数据科学家/數據科學家 (sou3/sou2/sok3 geoi3 fo1 hok6 gaa1)

Developer

  • 開發者 (hoi1 faat3 ze2) - Developer
  • 電腦業者 (din6 nou5 jip6 ze2) - software Developer
  • 軟件開發人員 (jyun5 gin6*2 hoi1 faat3 jan4 jyun4) - software Developer

Digital Assistant

  • 個人數碼助理個人數碼助理 (go3 jan4 sou3 maa5 zo6 lei5)

Digital Wallet

  • 電子錢包 (din6 zi2 cin4 baau1)

Download-related

  • 下載 (haa6 zoi3) - download
  • 你可唔可以下載呢個文件? (nei5 ho2 m4 ho2 ji3 haa6 zoi3 ni1 go3 man4 gin2?)- Can I download this file

Ecosystem

  • 生态系统/生態系统 (saang1/sang1 taai3 hai tung2)

Facebook-related

  • 面書 (min6 syu1) - Facebook
  • 上Facebook (soeng6 soeng5 Facebook) - visit Facebook
  • 睇Facebook (tai2 Facebook) - reading the posts on Facebook

Flash

  • 閃 (sim2) - flash (from a camera)

GPS

  • 全球定位系統 (cyun4 kau4 deng6 wai2 hai6 tung2)

Home Screen

  • 主螢幕 (zyu2 jing4 mok6) - home screen on smartphone

Icon

  • 圖示 (tou4 si6)

Indie

  • 獨立製作 (duk6 laap6/lap6 zai3 zok3)

Indie developers

  • 獨立製作人 (duk6 laap6/lap6 zai3 zok3 jan4)

Indie game developers

  • 整呢隻Game嘅係Indie (zing2 ni1/ne1/nei1/nei4 zek3 Game ge3/ge2 hai6 Indie) - who made these games are indie developers
  • 独立开发者/獨立開發者 (duk6 laap6 hoi1 faat3 ze2)

Internet

  • 互聯網 互聯網(wu6 lyun4 mong5)

Image

  • 圖片 (tou4 pin2)

Link

  • 鏈接 鏈接(lin4 zip3)

Network coverage

  • 網絡覆蓋 (mong5 lok6 fuk1 koi3)

Provider

  • 供應商(gung1 jing3 soeng1)

QR code

  • 二维码/二維碼 (ji6 wai4 maa5)

Remote working

  • 遙距工作 (jiu4 keoi5 gung1 zok3)
  • 远程工作/遠程工作 (jyun5/jyun6 cing4 gung1 zok3)

Repo

  • 仓库(庫) (cong1 fu3)

Retina display

  • 视网膜显示屏/視網膜顯示屏 (si6 mong5 mok6*2/mou4 hin2 si6 ping4/bing2/beng3)

Roaming

  • 漫遊 (maan6 jau4)

Sandbox (programming)

  • 沙盒 (saa1 hap6/hap6*2)

Scan

  • 掃描 (sou3 miu4) - scan a code
  • 指紋掃描儀指紋掃描儀 (zi2 man4 sou3 miu4 ji4) - scan finger

Screenshot

  • 截圖 (zit6 tou4)
  • Cap圖 (Cap tou4)

Search

  • 搜尋 (vsau2 cam4) - search
  • 網絡調查 (mong5 lok3 diu6 caa4) - web search

Selfie

  • 自拍 (zi6 paak3)

Settings

  • 設定 (cit3 ding6)

Silent mode

  • 靜音模式靜音模式 (zing6 jam1 mou4 sik1)

SIM card

  • SIM卡 (SIM kaat1)

Social Media

  • 社交媒體 社交媒體(se5 gaau1 mui4 tai2)

Source control

  • 源代码(碼)管理 (jyun4 doi6 maa5 gun2 lei5)

Spam

  • 垃圾郵件垃圾郵件 (laap6 saap3 jau4 gin2)

Startup

  • 創業 (cong3/cong1 jip6)
  • 初創企業 Startup (co1 cong3/cong1 kei5/kei5*2 jip6)
  • 初創 (co1 cong3/cong1)
  • 启动/啟動 (kai2 dung6)
  • 创业公司/創業公司 (cong3/cong1 jip6 gung1 si1)

TDD

  • 测试驱动开发/測試驅動開發 (cak1/caak1 si3/si5 keoi1 dung6 hoi1 faat3)

Text editor (coding)

  • 文本编辑器/文本編輯器 (man4/man4*1/man6 bun2 pin1 cap1 hei3)

Touchscreen

  • 輕觸式熒幕 (hing1 zuk1 sik1 jing4 mok6)
  • 触摸屏/觸摸屏 (zuk1 mo2 ping4/bing2/beng3)

Tweet

  • 推特 (teoi1 dak6)

Unlock

  • 解鎖 (gaai2 so2)

Virtual environment

  • 虚拟环境/虚拟環境 (heoi1 ji5 waan4 ging2)

Virtual reality

  • 虛擬實境 (heoi1 ji4 sat6 ging2)
  • 虚拟现实/虚擬現實 (heoi1 ji4 jin6 sat6)

Virus

  • 病毒 (beng6 duk6)

Visualisation/Visualization (data)

  • 數據視覺化 (sou3 geoi3 si6 gaau3 faa3) - data visualisation
  • 視覺化 (si6 gaau3 faa3) - visualisation
  • 虚拟化/虛擬化 (heoi1 ji5 faa3) - visualisation

Website-related

  • 你最鍾意邊個網站?你最鍾意邊個網站? (nei5 zeoi3 zung1 ji3 bin1 go3 mong5 zaam6?) - What's your favourite website?

Wi-Fi

  • 無線網絡 (mou4 sin3 mong5 lok3)
  • 無線上網 (mou4 sin3 soeng5 mong5)

Wi-Fi router

  • 無線網絡接受器 (mou4 sin3 mong5 lok6 zip3 sau6 hei3)

Discussion

pic
Editor guide