Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Dongguan (東莞 Tungkuan, dung gun) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province.

An important industrial city located in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, and the Pearl River to the west.

It is also home to the world's largest, though mostly empty, shopping mall, New South China Mall. City administration is considered especially progressive in seeking foreign direct investment. The three neighboring municipalities of Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Shenzhen are home to over 25 million residents, accounting for a large proportion of the Pearl River Delta Region's population.

Dongguan ranks behind only Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou in exports among Chinese cities, with $65.54bn in shipment.


東莞市 dung gun si: Tungkuan city.
中國 jung gwok.
廣東省 gwon dung saang: Canton Province.
下轄 haa hat: under the rule, administered by.
地級市 dei kap si: prefectural level city.
goi: should, ought to.
西 sai.
lam: overlook, approach; just before.
珠江 jyu gong: pearl River.
廣州市 gwong jau si.
深圳市 sam jan si: Shenzhen city.
惠州市 wai jau si: Huizhou.
wai: favour, benefit, kindness.
接壤 jip jeung: border on.
jip: receive, continue, catch, connect.
jeung: soil, loam, ground; rich.

東莞 tung gun.
廣東四小虎 gwon tung sei siu fu: four economic metropoles of Canton.
之一 ji yat: one of.
gaang: more, further.
國際 gwok jai: international.
工業 gung yip: industry.
重要 chung yiu: important; significant, major.
yuen: member, employee, person.


語言 yü yin: language.
東莞 tung gun.
境內 ging noi: within the boundary, internal, domestic.
ging: boundary, frontier; region.
noi: inside, interiro; within.
本土 bun tou: native area; native, local.
語言 yü yin.
粵語 yuet yü: Cantonese language.
gap: and, extend, come up to.
客家話 haak gaa waa: Hakka language.


粵語 yuet yü: Cantonese language.
使用 si yung: use, employ, apply.
面積 min jik: area, span, surface, tract.
jik: accumulate, amass.
人口 yan hau: population, people. 占 jim: take up, occupy; divine, oserve.
全市 chuen si: the entire city.
較大 gaau daai: comparitively large; larger, largest.
部分 bou fan: part, share, piece.
bou: part, division, section.
客家話 haak gaa waa: Hakka language.
主要 chü yiu: main, principal, major, primary.
通行 tung haang: general use; to go through, pass through.
東南 tung naam.
: and, together, with.
惠州市 wai jau si.
深圳市 sam jan si.
相鄰 sueng luen: adjacent, neigboring.
地區 dei keui: region, district, locality.
部分 bou fan: part, share, section, piece.
樟木頭鎮 jueng muk tau jan: camphor tree stump village.
jueng: camphor tree.
jan: market town, village.
市內 si noi: inside the city.
wai: only. 一 yat: one.
suen: pure, simple.
客家語 haak gaa waa.
jan. 。




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

GLOSSARY 02092011

Glossary .

: Surplus, excess. Enough. Left over. Remainder.
Sing: To rise, ascend.
: Fish.
Sang: Alive. Living. To give birth to. Activity.
Lo: To haul up, dredge.
Hei: Rise, raise; begin, start; risen; one of a class.
Hong: Goose; great, large; enormously.
Wan: Move, transport; fortunate, lucky.
Dong: Suitable, fitting, proper; should, ought.
Tau: Head, first.
Bou: Step, pace; advance.
Gou: High, lofty, elevated.
Sing: To rise, ascend (same as 陞). 青 Cheng: Blue, green, black, young, fresh.
Chun: Spring.
青春 Cheng chun: youth.
Seung: Common, normal.
Chu: Reside, occupy; to halt.
常駐 Seung chu: Resident, to be stationed.
Taai: Great, big, vast.
Kat: Auspicious, propitious.
Lei: Gain, advantage, profit.
Chiew: Beckon, summon, invite.
Choi: Wealth, richness.
Jeun: progress towards, advance.
Bou: Treasure, jewels: precious.
Do: Many, much; again.
Yau: Oil.
Soei: Water, liquid; money flowing, homonym for payments.
Kam: Gold; funds.
Ngaan: Silver.
Mun: To fill, to be full up, replete.
Ok: Residence, house.
Sang: Alive. Living. To give birth to. Activity.
Yi: Idea, meaning, thought; intend, anticipate.
生意 Sang yi: Doing business, engaged in commerce.
Hing: Flourish, prosper; excited.
Lung: Prosperous, grand, intensive.
興隆 Hing lung: Prosperous, thriving.
Pin: Speed aloft, fly fast.
Dei: Earth, land; intensifying particle.
Wong: Yellow, golden hued.
Kam: Gold; funds.
Nien: Year.
Yau: To have; there is, there are.
: Surplus, excess. Enough. Left over. Remainder.
Tim: Sweet.
Mat: Honey.
Yuet: Exceed, over, surpassed; Vietnam and Canton, etcetera.
Lok: Record, write down; employ, utilize, hire.
Yau: To have; there is, there are.
Pok: Thin, slight, weak, stingy, poor.
Cheui: Crisp, fragile, brittle.
薄脆 Pok cheui: Thin and crispy.
Beng: Cookie, cracker, biscuit, pastry.
Gon: Dry; penetrating, generative principle.
餅乾 Beng gon: Biscuit, cracker.
Ji: Character, letter; word.
Woei: Collect, compile; assembly; hedgehog. Also written 匯 and 滙. 字彙 Ji woei: Glossary, lexicon; vocabulary.
Naam: South, southern.
: Breast, teat, milk; dairy product; creamlike substances, tofu products.
南乳: Naam yü: Red fermented tofu; tofu matured with rice-wine yeast.
Chun: Spring.
Jit: Festival, holiday; node, joint, section; classifier for segmented things.
春節 Chun jit: Spring festival, Chinese New Year.

NOTE: Pok-cheui