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lucky; Jilin Province (abbrev.) house; room
simp. and trad.
(吉屋)
Literally: “auspicious house/room”.

EtymologyEdit

Taboo of mentioning 空屋 (hung1 uk1, “empty house/room”) in Cantonese, as (hung1, “empty”) is homophonic with (hung1, “inauspicious”).

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NounEdit

吉屋

  1. (chiefly Cantonese) empty house or room; vacant room