Cantonese slang you need to know right now
Literally meaning trap, this word is an adjective used to describe something that's of questionable or misleading quality, and thus likely to cause someone to fall into a 'trap'. A close English translation would be the word 'dodgy'.
This phrase can be used to describe a person, specifically a man, being cheated on. If you’re currently town-timing your boyfriend, you'll be gifting him a green hat to wear.
This phrase describes the situation when a person is working one job but is actually on the lookout for something better at the same time. This saying can also be applied to relationships.
Used to describe someone who has had too many drinks and is preparing to be sick in the toilet. The way they’re gripping the toilet seat resembles the way bus drivers hold a steering wheel.
Used to describe the process by which a girl accumulates male friends with the sole purpose of friend-zoning them and utilising them to help her run tedious errands.
Frequently seen on social media – though you can use it in person too – this phrase describes the radiance emitted by a cutesy couple openly displaying their affection for one another.
No, not something you say when you want your mutt to do his or her business. Rather, this expression is the English equivalent of ‘raining cats and dogs’.
A fairly common phrase, the English equivalent would be ‘to lure someone into a false sense of security’. Usually used to describe a backstabber who appeared stupid but turned out to be devious.
A multipurpose phrase used to describe a person who has gotten themselves into some sort of spectacular disaster. Similar to exclaiming ‘you’re screwed!’.