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How to say crazy in Cantonese?
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How to say crazy in Cantonese?

Hong Kong is becoming absurd and ludicrous.  Can you find the right word to describe this situation?  In this lesson, we will teach you how to say crazy in Cantonese.

Crazy in Cantonese: 黐線 [ci1 sin3]

There are two words that can be translated into crazy in Cantonese.  For the first one, you can use adjective 黐線 [ci1 sin3] to express crazy in Cantonese.

nei5 ci1 sin3 gaa4?

你黐線㗎?

Are you crazy?

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence黐線

 

Particle(助詞)㗎 [gaa3/gaa4] is contraction of 嘅 [ge3] and particle 啊 [aa3].  To learn more about 㗎 [gaa3/gaa4], check out Unit 8 Lesson 12.

di1 ging2 caat3 ci1 sin3 gaa3!

啲警察黐線㗎!

Those police are crazy!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence啲警察黐線

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head警察

 

go2 tiu4 jau2 ci1 sin3 gaa3!

嗰條友黐線㗎!

That guy is crazy!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence嗰條友黐線

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier嗰條
Head

 

Demonstrative determinatives(指示性定詞)嗰 [go2] is used to describe a noun and mean ‘that’.  To learn more about demonstrative determinatives 嗰 [go2], check out Unit 2 Lesson 8.

go2 baan1 gu2 waak6 zai2 hai2 tiu4 gaai1 dou6 lyun2 gam3 daa2 jan4,zan1 hai6 ci1 sin3 gaa3!

嗰班古惑仔喺條街度亂咁打人,真係黐線㗎!

Those gangsters assault people randomly in the street, they are really crazy!

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative expression in series
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate 1Object 1Adverbial 2Predicate 2Object 2
Part of speechNounPrepositionNounAdverbVerbNoun
Words in sentence嗰班古惑仔條街度亂咁

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier嗰條
Head

 

Object 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier條街
Head

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speech/AdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence/真係黐線

 

ci1 sin3 gaa3 ngo5 zek3 maau1,sing4 jat6 laai2 ngo5 zek3 goek3 zi2!

黐線㗎我隻貓,成日䑛我隻腳趾!

My cat is really crazy, it always licks my toes!

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence我隻貓黐線

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier我隻
Head

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative-object
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateObject
Part of speech/NounVerbNoun
Words in sentence/成日我隻腳趾

 

Crazy in Cantonese: 癲 [din1]

The second adjective that means crazy in Cantonese is 癲 [din1].  癲 [din1] sounds relatively stronger than 黐線 [ci1 sin3].

di1 ging2 caat3 din1 gaa3!

啲警察癲㗎!

Those police are crazy!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence啲警察

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier
Head警察

 

go2 tiu4 jau2 din1 gaa3!

嗰條友癲㗎!

That guy is crazy!

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicateParticle
Part of speechNounAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence嗰條友

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier嗰條
Head

 

go2 baan1 gu2 waak6 zai2 hai2 tiu4 gaai1 dou6 lyun2 gam3 daa2 jan4,zan1 hai6 din1 gaa3!

嗰班古惑仔喺條街度亂咁打人,真係癲㗎!

Those gangsters assault people randomly in the street, they are really crazy!

Sentence 1 of the sentence

Type of sentence structurePredicative expression in series
Functions in sentenceSubjectPredicate 1Object 1Adverbial 2Predicate 2Object 2
Part of speechNounPrepositionNounAdverbVerbNoun
Words in sentence嗰班古惑仔條街度亂咁

 

Subject of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier嗰條
Head

 

Object 1 of that sentence

Type of sentence structureSubordination
Modifier條街
Head

 

Sentence 2 of the sentence

Type of sentence structureSubject-predicate
Functions in sentenceSubjectAdverbialPredicateParticle
Part of speech/AdverbAdjectiveParticle
Words in sentence/真係

Reference

  1. 粵典。「黐線 / 黐綫」

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