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唔該

ChineseEdit

hold in mouth; bite
 
that; the above-mentioned; most likely; to deserve; should; ought to; owe
trad. (唔該)
simp. (唔该)

EtymologyEdit

From the negation particle and the character ("should"), literally meaning "[this] should not [be done]", saying that what the other had done was not necessary or it was very kind of them to have done this.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

唔該

  1. (Cantonese) excuse me (to get attention)
  2. (Cantonese) please
  3. (Cantonese) thank you
    • 唔該 [Guangzhou Cantonese, trad.]
    • 唔该 [Guangzhou Cantonese, simp.]
      m4 goi1 nei5. [Jyutping]
      Thank you!