Last modified on 23 June 2014, at 09:06

紅旗

ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

紅旗

  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.]
      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.