Last modified on 29 January 2015, at 23:55



red; revolutionary; prosperity; bonus; popular
banner; flag
trad. (紅旗)
simp. (红旗)




  1. (Elementary Mandarin) red flag or banner
    附近懸掛紅旗指示各界人士切勿進入以免發生危險 [Literary Cantonese, trad.]
    附近悬挂红旗指示各界人士切勿进入以免发生危险 [Literary Cantonese, simp.]
    Gai3 si4 goi1 keoi1 fu6 gan4 zoeng1 wui5 jyun4 gua3 hung4 kei4 zi2 si6, gok3 gai3 jan4 si6 cit3 mat6 zeon3 jap6 keoi1 noi6, ji5 min5 fat3 sang1 ngai4 him2. [Jyutping]
    At that time, those places will have red flags nearby erected to act as a signal, everybody please do not enter into the zone, lest any danger happen.

Usage notesEdit

In ancient times, red banners were used by military units. In Hong Kong, red flags are erected when there are dangers nearby.