Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Need a burial plot for ...., son of .... and .....
需要為 .... 和 .... 的兒子 ....埋葬。
How much? Check payment. How long? Where?
Deceased. Passed away. Funeral.
多少錢? 檢查付款。 多久? 在哪裡?
死者。 過世了。 葬禮。

His surname is .... English name ..... Years of age .... Born .... died ....
他的姓是 .... 英文名 ....。 歲 ....。 生於 .... 年,卒於 ....。

上山 ('seung saan'); go uphill; hold a funeral procession
葬禮 ('jong lai'); burial; funeral
出殯 ('cheut ban'); to hold a funeral procession
帛金 ('baak gam'); funeral money
喪禮 ('song lai'); funeral
殯儀館 ('ban yi gun'); the funeral parlor, undertaker's
治喪 ('ji song'); to prepare for a funeral; to manage a funeral
落葬 ('lok jong'); to bury a corpse at a funeral
主祭 ('jyu jai'); officiate at funeral or sacrificial rites; (be) the officer offering sacrifices
素服 ('sou fuk'); white clothes worn at a funeral; funeral attire
白事 ('baak si'); post-death matters; funeral arrangements
靈堂 ('ling tong'); funeral hall; mourning hall
告別儀式 ('gou bit yi sik'); funeral ceremony
禮儀師 ('lai yi si'); funeral director, mortician, undertaker
車頭相 ('che tau seung'); the photo attached to the front of a hearse in a Chinese funeral procession
舉殯 ('geui ban'); hold a funeral

棺 ('gun'); coffin
殯 ('ban'); lay a coffin
孝堂 ('haau tong'); parlor in which the coffin is laid
棺木 ('gun muk'); coffin
壽板 ('sau baan'); a coffin
壽材 ('sau choi'); a coffin
長生板 ('cheung saang baan'); a coffin
長生店 ('cheung sang dim'); coffin shop

死者 ('sei je'); [1] dead; deceased; [2] a murder victim; [3] defunct
已故 ('yi gu'); the late; deceased
追思 ('jeui si'); memorial; recollection (of the deceased)
先妣 ('sin bei'); one's deceased mother
先考 ('sin haau'); one's deceased father
亡父 ('mong fu'); deceased father
亡母 ('mong mou'); deceased mother
遺照 ('wai jiu'); photo of a deceased person
入土 ('jap tou'); bury a deceased person
在天之靈 ('joi tin ji ling'); spirit of a deceased person
拜祭 ('baai jai'); pay respect to a deceased person
遺像 ('wai jeung'); portrait of the deceased
亡夫 ('mong fu'); deceased husband, dead husband
遺物 ('wai mat'); items left behind by a deceased person
設靈 ('chit ling'); a vigil prepared for family members of a deceased person

墓 ('mou'); tomb
墳 ('fan'); grave, tomb
墳墓 ('fan mou'); grave; tomb; sepulchre

守靈 ('sou ling'): Vigil over someone dying.
訃聞 ('fu man'): Obituary notice.
來世 ('lai sai''): The after life, as opposed to 人世 ('yan sai'); the world of the living.
Dà liàn (大殮 'daai lim') is the ritual of transferring the body of deceased into the coffin (入木 rù mù/'yap muk'), which will rest in the funeral hall decorated with four-character idioms prior to the burial or cremation. Before the funeral procession, the jiā jì (家祭 'gaa jai') is held. According to the closeness and status of the family members, they will pay respects diàn (奠 'din') to the deceased.
The funeral procession (發引 fā yǐn /'faat yan') is the process of bringing the hearse to the burial site or site of cremation. During the funeral, offerings of food items, incense, and joss paper are commonly presented. The offering of food and joss paper signifies the continuing interdependence between the deceased and their living descendants.

喪 ('song'); mourning, funeral mourning, bereavement.
殯 ('ban'); funeral, embalment, carry to burial.
治 ('chi'); conduct, manage, administer.
葬 ('jong'); bury, inter.
祭 ('jai'); offer sacrifice, incant, conduct ritual, venerate.
儀式 ('yi sik'); ceremony.
儀 ('yi'); ceremony, rites gifts; admire.
式 ('sik'); style, system, formula, rule.
舉 ('geui'); lift up, recommend, hold up.
孝 ('haau'); filial piety, mourning.
材 ('choi'); material, timber, talents.
已故 ('yi gu'); the deceased.
已 ('yi'); already, finished.
故 ('gu'); ancient.
追 ('cheui'); pursue, follow, carve out.
妣 ('bei'); deceased mother.
考 ('haau'); examine, investigate, inspect, test.
遺照 ('wai jiu'); picture of the deceased.
照 ('wai'); lose smthg, lost articles, lost.
照 ('jiu'); shine, illuminate, reflect.

香 ('heung'); "fragrance", incense.
香紙 ('heung ji'); "fragrant paper", spirit money.
奠儀 ('din yi'); money given to relatives at the funeral or one day before. Traditionally an odd dollar amount, starting at $101, in a white envelope, either handed to a family member or placed in a donation box. The person giving it may write their name on the envelope or leave it blank.