Synonyms for jyut or Related words with jyut
Examples of "jyut"
The term "shídàiqǔ" literally means "songs of the era" in Mandarin. When sung in Cantonese, it is referred to as (粵語時代曲,
Jyu Si Doi Kuk), when sung in Amoy Hokkien, it is referred to as (廈語時代曲). The term "shidaiqu" is thought to have been coined in Hong Kong to describe popular Chinese music that first emerged in Shanghai.
The film's Chinese title is a pun on the Chinese title of the first part of "A Chinese Odyssey", "Yuè Guāng Bǎo Hé" (月光寶盒). The last three characters of each title are the same, only the first differs; the pronunciations of 月 and 越 are the same in both Cantonese ("
") and Mandarin ("yuè"). The older title translates literally to "Moonlight Treasure Box"; in the title of this film, the character for "moon" is replaced by 越, in this context meaning "more" or "surpassing".
Although Cantonese (粵語/廣東話/廣州話/廣府話/白話) is not one of the Hong Kong indigenous languages, it is the most widely spoken language in Hong Kong nowadays. Since the 1997 handover, the government has adopted the "biliterate and trilingual" (兩文三語 leung man saam
) policy. Under the principle, Chinese and English must both be acknowledged as official languages, with Cantonese being acknowledged as the de facto official Chinese language in Hong Kong, while also accepting the use of Mandarin (普通話/現代標準漢語/國語).
Satinese (Saatinwaa in Satinese) (Shatianhua in Putonghua) is a widespread dialect of
Chinese. It is spoken by roughly half of the population of Chungsan (Zhongshan), Guangdong, in towns of Namtau, Wongpo, Fausa, Manchung, Gonghau, Tungsing, Tungfung, Siulaam, Wanglan, Salong, Panfu, Sanwan and Tanchau. It differs greatly from Standard Cantonese and some dialects among the Satin Dialect shares some similarities with Suntak dialect. Satin Regions in Chungsan is populated with Tanka people and the language is one of the major branches of the Tanka dialect.
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