Saturday, October 4, 2008


A Cantonese-ism is a usage feature or lexeme found in any non-Cantonese language that is derived from or influenced by . Such influences can be found in with expressions or syntax, with expressions of syntax, or other languages. Cantonese-isms are typical in Hong Kong English, as Cantonese is the native language of much of Hong Kong's population.


* Taxi: 計程車 --> 的士 ; Ride a taxi: 坐計程車 --> 打的

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